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Apple releases OS X Yosemite GM to developers right as Microsoft unveiled Windows 10

Updated Sep 30th, 2014 2:14PM EDT
OS X Yosemite GM Candidate 1.0
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Apple on Tuesday released OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate 1.0 to developers, which could turn out to be the final Yosemite built that will be released to regular Mac users in October. However, MacRumors points out that last year Apple released a second GM version of Mavericks before rolling it out to all Mac owners. Interestingly, Apple released Yosemite GM Candidate 1.0 just as Microsoft unveiled its highly anticipated 2015 Windows update, the strangely named Windows 10, which will be available to users in preview version in the coming days.

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The Yosemite GM Candidate 1.0 build can be downloaded from the Mac App Store or from Apple’s Mac Dev Center by any Mac user that has access to a developer account, and follows the eight Yosemite versions released to developers since OS X 10.10 was announced at WWDC earlier this year.

It’s not clear whether users who are on the public beta of Yosemite (currently at version 3) will also get official access to the GM Candidate 1.0 version later today.

UPDATE: After releasing OS X Yosemtie GM Candidate 1.0, Apple has also issued Yosemite beta 4 to users that signed up for the public beta program, which is available to download from the Mac App Store.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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