Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 7

This is a pretty strong sign that Yosemite isn’t going to ship until October — the same schedule Mavericks was on last year. Yosemite seems like it’s in good shape, but it’s not that close to feeling like a GM release. Craig Hockenberry and I talked about this on The Talk Show this week — Craig thought Yosemite would have to ship alongside iOS 8 because of all the new “Continuity” features that require new versions of both OSes.

But that was true for iCloud Keychain last year, and it didn’t ship until iOS 7.0.3, after the October 22 event for the new iPads. I think we’ll see the same thing with Continuity this year — iOS 8.0 will ship with the new iPhones in late September, but the Continuity features won’t appear until an OS update in October.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014