It's been slow going at the big Apple event today. From more streaming issues to an incredibly long run of self congratulations and demos of products previously announced, it took roughly forty-five minutes to finally get to the new iPad unveiling most people were waiting for.
Somewhere in there, Apple announced that OS X Yosemite is available starting today for free.
Apple says, "Over the years, OS X has changed in many ways. But the principles that deﬁne it haven’t: power, simplicity, beauty. So when we set out to create OS X Yosemite, we wanted to make it more powerful and easier to use, while maintaining the elements essential to Mac. It’s the next natural step in the evolution of OS X. Not just because of how it looks. But because of what it empowers you to do."
You can read our initial coverage from the first time they unveiled it here, which talks about the features they highlighted at the unveiling in June. For a more first-hand explanation of features, Apple is happy to run them down for you here.
It's not up on Apple's site yet, but you can expect to find Yosemite here shortly.
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