Just a few days after releasing the third beta version of Mac OS X 10.10.3, Apple has just seeded a fourth beta edition of the software. It’s available to both registered developers and members of the newly renamed Apple Beta Software Program through the Mac App Store. Developers can also download the software through Apple’s Developer Center portal.
We’ll let you know if we find any major changes in the new software.
The third beta version of the software landed last Thursday and featured developer APIs for the Force Touch trackpads found on the new MacBook and revamped MacBook Pro line. Force Touch-enabled trackpads can detect exactly how much pressure is being applied and provide haptic feedback. Different functions can be programmed to occur depending on how hard of a user press is sensed.
Force Touch technology is also included in the Apple Watch and is rumored to be included on the upcoming next-generation iPhone.
As you probably remember, another big new feature is the Photos for Mac app that will replace both iPhoto for consumers and the professional-oriented Aperture.
If you’re interested in learning more about how the new Photos app will work, our own Bryan M. Wolfe offered a comprehensive overview last month. He also answered reader’s questions.
Version 10.10.3 of the Mac OS X software is expected to officially arrive sometime this spring. And with the rapidly increasing number of beta versions being released, it shouldn’t be too far into the season.