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Apple could soon release its OS X Yosemite platform to the general public as an open beta.

A report from 9to5Mac cites sources briefed on the matter in reporting that the Mac maker will be putting the new version of OS X out as a rare public beta later this month.

Apple unveiled the OS X Yosemite update in early June at its WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) as the successor to last year's OS X Mavericks release.

The Yosemite release will include new versions of the Safari web browser and an updated Mail app as well as new integration options for iOS devices. An early report from an online ad and metrics firm suggested that as many as four times more developers have adopted Yosemite than did Mavericks in its developer preview stage, suggesting heightened interest in the new OS X.

Users who do opt to grab the public beta of OS X Yosemite should do so with all due caution. As with all beta releases, Yosemite would be very much in its bug-testing phases, meaning the release will be unstable.

Apple aims to release the final version of Yosemite this (northern) Fall/Autumn. ®

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