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!|Version!|!|Date!|OS name!|Notes!|Standalone download! 10.10| 14A389|October 16, 2014! 10.10.1| 14B25|November 17, 2014|About the OS X Yosemite v10.10.1 Update|OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Individual update! rowspan="5"|10.10.2|14C109|January 27, 2015|14C1510|March 9, 2015|About Security Update 2015-002 Yosemite|Security Update 2015-002 Yosemite|14C1514|March 19, 2015|About Security Update 2015-003 Yosemite|Security Update 2015-003 Yosemite|14C2043 (Pre Security Update 2015-003)|March 10, 2015|14C2513 (Security Update 2015-003)|March 20, 2015! rowspan="2"|10.10.3| 14D131|April 8, 2015| 14D136 (Supplemental Update)|April 16, 2015|Fixes issue with video driver issue that may prevent Mac from starting up when running certain apps that capture video.|OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update 1.0! 10.10.4| 14E46|June 30, 2015|Darwin 14.4|About the OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 Update|OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Individual updateOS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Combo update! rowspan="14"|10.10.5| 14F27|August 13, 2015|14F1021|October 21, 2015|About the security content of Security Update 2015-004 Yosemite|Security Update 2015-004 Yosemite|14F1505|November 12, 2015|About the security content of Security Update 2015-005 Yosemite|Included in Security Update 2015-006 Yosemite|14F1509|December 11, 2015|About the security content of Security Update 2015-006 Yosemite|Security Update 2015-006 Yosemite|14F1605|January 19, 2016|About the security content of Security Update 2016-001 Yosemite|Security Update 2016-001 Yosemite|14F1713|March 21, 2016|About the security content of Security Update 2016-002 Yosemite|Security Update 2016-002 Yosemite|14F1808|May 18, 2016|About the security content of Security Update 2016-003 Yosemite|Security Update 2016-003 Yosemite|14F1909|July 18, 2016|About the security content of Security Update 2016-004 Yosemite|Security Update 2016-004 Yosemite|14F1912|September 1, 2016|About the security content of Security Update 2016-005 Yosemite|Included in Security Update 2016-006 Yosemite|14F2009|October 24, 2016|About the security content of Security Update 2016-006 Yosemite|Security Update 2016-006 Yosemite|14F2109|December 13, 2016|About the security content of Security Update 2016-007 Yosemite|Security Update 2016-007 Yosemite|14F2315|March 27, 2017|About the security content of Security Update 2017-001 Yosemite|Security Update 2017-001 Yosemite|14F2411|May 15, 2017|About the security content of Security Update 2017-002 Yosemite|Security Update 2017-002 Yosemite|14F2511|July 19, 2017|About the security content of Security Update 2017-003 Yosemite|Security Update 2017-003 Yosemite
name OS X 10.10 Yosemite
|version of = macOS
|logo = Osx-yosemite-logo.png
|logo_size = 85px
|screenshot = OS X Yosemite Desktop.png
|screenshot_size = 320px
|caption = The default desktop of OS X Yosemite.
|developer = Apple Inc.

|website = {{webarchive |url= |date=August 28, 2015 |title=Apple - OS X Yosemite - Overview }}
|source_model = Closed, with open source components
|first_release_date = |license = APSL and Apple EULA
|kernel_type = Hybrid (XNU)
|updatemodel = Mac App Store
|supported_platforms = x86-64
|release_version = 10.10.5 (Build 14F2511)WEB,weblink OS X Yosemite, Mac App Store, August 13, 2015, no,weblink September 24, 2015, mdy-all,
|release_date = |preceded_by = OS X 10.9 Mavericks
|succeeded_by = OS X 10.11 El Capitan
|support_status =Unsupported as of August 2017, iTunes support terminated as well.
}}{{macOS topics}}OS X Yosemite ({{IPAc-en|j|oʊ|ˈ|s|ɛ|m|ᵻ|t|iː}} {{respell|yoh|SEM|it-ee}}) (version 10.10) is the eleventh major release of OS X (now named macOS), Apple Inc.'s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers.OS X Yosemite was announced and released to developers on June 2, 2014 at WWDC 2014 and released to public beta testers on July 24, 2014. Yosemite was released to consumers on October 16, 2014.WEB,weblink Apple – OS X Yosemite – Overview, OS X Yosemite. Coming this fall., Apple Inc. (US), no,weblink" title="">weblink July 16, 2013, mdy-all, Following the Northern California landmark-based naming scheme introduced with OS X Mavericks, Yosemite is named after the national park.

System requirements

All Macintosh products capable of running OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8.x) are able to run Yosemite as they have the same requirements.WEB, PSA: The iDevices and Macs that will support iOS 8 and OS X 10.10,weblink Ars Technica, June 3, 2014, no,weblink" title="">weblink June 3, 2014, mdy-all, However, to take full advantage of the Handoff feature, additional minimum system requirements include a Mac with Bluetooth LE (Bluetooth 4.0). As with Mavericks and Mountain Lion, 2{{nbsp}}GB of RAM, 8{{nbsp}}GB of available storage, and OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later are required.These are the models that are compatible with OS X Yosemite (with exceptions):
  • iMac (Mid 2007 or later)
  • MacBook (Aluminum Late 2008 and Early 2009 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009 or later; 15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later; 17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later) (Can run on a mid-2006 version if one upgrades to a supported graphics chip and utilizes a custom bootloader)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
These are the models that support new features such as Handoff, Instant Hotspot as well as AirDrop between Mac computers and iOS devices:WEB, OS X Yosemite: supported devices for Handoff, Instant Hotspot, Phone Calling, SMS, and AirDrop,weblink Apple, December 6, 2014, no,weblink" title="">weblink December 10, 2014, mdy-all,



Yosemite introduced a major overhaul of OS X's user interface. Its graphics replaced skeuomorphism with flat graphic design and blurred translucency effects, following the aesthetic introduced with iOS 7. Some icons have been changed to correspond with those of iOS 7 and iOS 8. Yosemite maintains the OS X desktop metaphor.WEB,weblink OS X Yosemite – Design, Apple Inc., no,weblink" title="">weblink January 3, 2015, mdy-all, Other design changes include new icons, light and dark color schemes, and the replacement of Lucida Grande with Helvetica Neue as the default system typeface.WEB, OS X Yosemite unveiled at WWDC, features big UI overhaul,weblink Ars Technica, June 3, 2014, no,weblink" title="">weblink June 3, 2014, mdy-all, WEB, Apple Changes OS X's Main Font For The First Time Ever,weblink Fast Co Design, June 3, 2014,weblink" title="">weblink October 16, 2014, The Dock is now a 2D translucent rectangle instead of a skeuomorphic glass shelf, reminiscent of the Dock design used in early versions of OS X through Tiger and in iOS since iOS 7.


Many of Yosemite's new features focus on the theme of continuity, increasing its integration with other Apple services and platforms such as iOS and iCloud. The Handoff functionality allows the operating system to integrate with iOS 8 devices over Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi; users can place and answer phone calls using their iPhone as a conduit, send and receive text messages, activate personal hotspots, or load items being worked on in a mobile app (such as Mail drafts or Numbers spreadsheets) directly into their desktop equivalent.WEB,weblink OS X Yosemite – Mac + iOS Continuity, Apple, November 16, 2014, no,weblink" title="">weblink November 11, 2014, mdy-all,

Notification Center

Notification Center features a new "Today" view, similar to that in iOS. The Today view can display information and updates from various sources, along with widgets. The widgets in the Today view are similar to those of iOS 8.


As of OS X 10.10.3, Photos replaces iPhoto and Aperture.NEWS,weblink 16 April 2015, 27 July 2017, Samuel, Gibbs, The Guardian, London, Upgrading from iPhoto or Aperture to Apple's Photos? Read this, It uses iCloud Photo Library to upload all the user's photos across their devices.


Spotlight is a more prominent part of the operating system; it now displays its search box in the center of the screen and can include results from online sources, including Bing, Maps, and Pseudopedia.WEB, OS X Yosemite: Apple's latest desktop OS works even better with your iPhone,weblink Engadget, June 3, 2014, no,weblink" title="">weblink June 3, 2014, mdy-all, Stock applications such as Safari and Mail have been updated.WEB, OS X Yosemite revealed: Translucent windows, cross-platform Continuity, and HTML 5 DRM come to the Mac,weblink ExtremeTech, June 3, 2014, no,weblink" title="">weblink June 3, 2014, mdy-all, In particular, many security features have been added to Safari, such as a custom history clearing option that lets users clear history, cookies, and other data from the previous hour, day, or two days. In addition, Apple added DuckDuckGo to its search offerings, a non-tracking search engine that doesn’t store users’ data.WEB,weblink These Are the 5 Coolest Features of OS X Yosemite, John Patrick Pullen, Time Inc., October 21, 2014, no,weblink" title="">weblink December 31, 2014, mdy-all, Safari allows you to remotely close tabs from an iOS device.NEWS,weblink Top 10 Hidden Features of OS X Yosemite, Klosowski, Thorin, Lifehacker, en-US, 2017-01-04, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 4, 2017, mdy-all, Safari now supports browsing in private browsing mode with certain windows (as opposed to all the windows having to be either in or out of private browsing).NEWS,weblink OS X Yosemite: Get to know the new, slimmed-down Safari, Macworld, 2017-01-05, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 6, 2017, mdy-all, The green "zoom" button on windows now has a different function in applications that support full screen mode. Instead of simply enlarging the window, the button now enters full screen mode, eliminating the full screen button at the top right corner of windows that has been present since Mac OS X Lion. However, holding the Option key (⌥) while clicking the zoom button or double-clicking on the window chrome continues to invoke the original behavior.JOURNAL,weblink Adapting your app to the new UI of OS X Yosemite, Apple Inc., June 3, 2014, August 10, 2014, no,weblink" title="">weblink July 28, 2014, mdy-all, {{rp|123–124}}JavaScript for Automation (JXA) is the new system-wide support for scripting with JavaScript, built upon JavaScriptCore and the Open Scripting Architecture.WEB, JavaScript for Automation,weblink MacStories, August 31, 2014, no,weblink" title="">weblink September 19, 2014, mdy-all, It features an Objective-C bridge which enables entire Cocoa applications to be programmed in JavaScript.WEB, JavaScript for Automation Release Notes,weblinkapple_ref/doc/uid/TP40014508, Apple, Inc., August 31, 2014, no, September 4, 2014, mdy-all, Along with other framework changes, CloudKit was integrated in this release.WEB, OS X Yosemite v10.10 Developer Library,weblinkapple_ref/doc/uid/TP40014484-SW1, Apple Developer Library, 10 February 2016, no,, March 7, 2016, mdy-all, CloudKit functions as a Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) and is one method for App developers to integrate access to Apple’s iCloud servers into their apps.WEB, iCloud for Developers,, Apple Developer, Apple, 9 February 2016, no,weblink March 4, 2016, mdy-all, There is a "dark mode" in System Preferences which makes the dock and menu bar darker.

Beta testing

Apple initiated a new public beta program for OS X, a practice not seen with its operating systems since 2000's {{US$|29.95}} Mac OS X Public Beta, which had preceded the release of Mac OS X v10.0. Yosemite is part of the OS X Beta Seed Program, a public program that allows the first 1 millionWEB,weblink OS X Beta Program, Apple Inc., July 7, 2014, no,weblink July 1, 2014, mdy-all, users to download and test the Yosemite beta at no charge. Beta testers are required to acknowledge the potential risks involved with prerelease software, and sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).WEB,weblink OS X Beta Program Frequently Asked Questions, Apple Inc., July 7, 2014, no,weblink July 2, 2014, mdy-all, The program began releasing Public Betas on July 24, 2014.WEB,weblink Apple to release first public beta of OS X Yosemite on Thursday, July 23, 2014, July 24, 2014, AppleInsider, AppleInsider, no,weblink" title="">weblink July 27, 2014, mdy-all, Six public betas of Yosemite were released.

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Darwin 14.0| Original Mac App Store release| {{n/a}}
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Shipped with Early 2015 MacBook Air – Forked build.| rowspan=2 {{n/a}}
Darwin 14.3|About the OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 UpdateThis release unified the previously forked build for the early 2015 MacBook Air|OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Individual updateOS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Combo update
Darwin 14.5|About the OS X Yosemite v10.10.5 Update|OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Individual updateOS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Combo update


On release, Yosemite received positive reviews, with users praising the simplified user interface. Programmer John Siracusa, who had reviewed every OS release, wrote for Ars Technica that "Yosemite is an aesthetic one-way valve... switching back to Mavericks after a week or two in Yosemite is like returning to iOS 6. Everything looks embarrassingly chunky, glossy, and gaudy."WEB, Siracusa, John, Yosemite review,weblink Ars Technica, no,weblink July 8, 2017, mdy-all, Macworld's review generally praised Yosemite for its design, but noted that it had found WiFi network issues and that Continuity had proved unreliable.WEB, Haslam, Karen, Yosemite review,weblink Macworld, August 15, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink August 19, 2015, mdy-all,


Yosemite faced problems with network stability and the discoveryd DNS system. Because of this, Apple reverted discoveryd back to the mDNSResponder system (used in Mavericks) in 10.10.4.WEB, Latest OS X beta ditches buggy discoveryd DNS service, replaced with mDNSResponder,weblink Apple Insider, August 15, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink August 24, 2015, mdy-all, Another notable bug experienced on Yosemite was the 'unicode of death' problem, following a similar bug in 2013, in which a meaningless Arabic text string could crash applications using the system text-display APIs.WEB, Thomson, Iain, That EVIL TEXT that will CRASH your iPhone: We pop the hood,weblink The Register, August 15, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink August 22, 2015, mdy-all, Some users that upgraded to Yosemite complained that the Finder fails to show the contents of folders.WEB,weblink When Yosemite went wonky: Fixing an OS X systems failure, David, Gewirtz, December 2, 2014, ZD Net, March 15, 2015, no,weblink" title="">weblink March 12, 2015, mdy-all, Software developers and users have argued that Apple's yearly release schedule and development practices have compromised stability, and meant that no version of OS X is truly recommendable for users requiring reliability above new user interface design and features.NEWS,weblink Apple has lost the functional high ground,, January 4, 2015, January 20, 2015, Arment, Marco, NEWS,weblink Death by a thousand cuts,, January 6, 2015, January 20, 2015, Hockenberry, Craig, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 16, 2015, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink The functional high ground,, January 5, 2015, January 20, 2015, Jalkut, Daniel, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 16, 2015, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink Functional high ground,, January 5, 2015, January 20, 2015, Gruber, John, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 28, 2015, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink Apple and software quality,, January 5, 2015, January 20, 2015, Snell, Jason, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 15, 2015, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink We Don’t Need,, January 5, 2015, January 20, 2015, English, Guy, no,weblink" title="">weblink January 14, 2015, mdy-all, Spotlight on Yosemite by default reports the user's current location (at the city level) and all their search queries to Apple and third parties.WEB,weblink Fix Mac OS X Yosemite initiative, no,weblink October 20, 2014, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink Apple’s Mac computers can automatically collect your location information, Washington Post, October 20, 2014, October 23, 2014, Timberg, Craig, Soltani, Ashkan, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 23, 2014, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink Spotlight: Privacy Advocates Furious As Apple Feature Siphons Off Location Data of Yosemite And iOS 8 Users, Forbes, October 20, 2014, October 23, 2014, Fox-Brewster, Thomas, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 23, 2014, mdy-all, NEWS,weblink FYI: OS X Yosemite's Spotlight tells Apple EVERYTHING you're looking for, The Register, October 20, 2014, October 22, 2014, Leyden, John, no,weblink" title="">weblink October 21, 2014, mdy-all, Reporting by Spotlight can be disabled by the user, although, even if this is done, the Safari web browser will continue to send search terms to Apple unless the function is separately disabled.



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