Apple has released a new beta of its OS X 10.10 Yosemite operating system, with which it hopes to get to the bottom of Wi-Fi connectivity issues plaguing its users following the upgrade.
Released as a free follow-up to its OS X 10.9 Mavericks operating system, OS X Yosemite was not without its problems at launch. While many issues have been fixed in the post-release 10.10.1 patch, problems relating to the Wi-Fi connectivity on the company's hardware continue to plague users. Those affected report problems ranging from an inability to connect after the device has woken from sleep, connections failing to transmit or receive data and even connections being dropped entirely. While OS X 10.10.1 was supposed to address these issues, users have reported little change since its release.
It's little surprise, then, to find that the beta for OS X 10.10.2 has as its focus Wi-Fi reliability. Available to users signed up to the 'Apple Seed' beta programme, unlike pre-Yosemite OS X betas which were exclusively released to registered developers paying an annual fee to Apple, the release notes for the beta don't explain what changes have been made but do note 'Wi-Fi' as the only area of focus for testers - suggesting that this latest build is one designed specifically to address the growing complaints over connection reliability.
The 470MB update is available via the App Store to developers and Apple Seed registered users; those who want to try it out but who are not signed up to Apple Seed can do so at the official website
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