OS X 10.10 Yosemite Release Details

Source: apple.com – OS X 10.10 Yosemite

OS X 10.10 Yosemite is an operating system designed and developed by Apple from 2014 to 2017 alongside Apple’s personal computers. The system was released on October 16, 2014, and was available for Free from the Mac App Store, or was preinstalled on currently sold computers.

Following the California landmark-based naming scheme introduced with OS X Mavericks, Yosemite is named after the national park. Yosemite introduced a major revision to the operating system’s user interface, designed with inspiration from iOS 7, while still maintaining the OS X desktop metaphor.

The interface incorporates a flatter visual appearance with blurred translucency effects. Other notable design changes include new icons, light, and dark color schemes, and the replacement of Lucida Grande with Helvetica Neue as the default system font. 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 Tiger.

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 to and from an iPhone using their Mac as a speakerphone, 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.

This software got the last update (10.10.5) on July 19, 2017, but in the meantime was replaced by a newer version OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Today OS X 10.10 Yosemite is 9 years old!

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Details

Released October 16, 2014 – 9 years ago
Last Software Update July 19, 2017 – 6 years ago
Time of Support 33 months (2 years)
Original Price Free from the Mac App Store
System Requirements iMac Mid 2007 or newer
MacBook Late 2008 Aluminum or newer
MacBook Early 2009 or newer
MacBook Pro Mid 2007 or newer
MacBook Air Late 2008 or newer
Mac mini Early 2009 or newer
Mac Pro Early 2008 or newer
Xserve Early 2009
2 GB of memory
8 GB of available disk space
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Distribution Mac App Store

Versions of the OS X Yosemite

Versions Build Release Date
OS X 10.10 14A389 October 16, 2014 – 9 years ago
OS X 10.10.1 14B25 November 17, 2014 – 9 years ago
OS X 10.10.2 14C109 January 27, 2015 – 9 years ago
OS X 10.10.3 14D131 April 8, 2015 – 9 years ago
OS X 10.10.4 14E46 June 30, 2015 – 8 years ago
OS X 10.10.5 14F27 August 13, 2015 – 8 years ago

Security Updates for the OS X Yosemite

Build Release Date
14F1021 October 21, 2015 – 8 years ago
14F1505 November 12, 2015 – 8 years ago
14F1509 December 11, 2015 – 8 years ago
14F1605 January 19, 2016 – 8 years ago
14F1713 March 21, 2016 – 8 years ago
14F1808 May 18, 2016 – 7 years ago
14F1909 July 18, 2016 – 7 years ago
14F1912 September 1, 2016 – 7 years ago
14F2009 October 24, 2016 – 7 years ago
14F2109 December 13, 2016 – 7 years ago
14F2315 March 27, 2017 – 7 years ago
14F2411 May 15, 2017 – 6 years ago
14F2511 July 19, 2017 – 6 years ago

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