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Apple Issues New OS X 10.10.3 Beta, Fixes Force Touch Issues W/ New MacBook Pros

Apple Issues New OS X 10.10.3 Beta, Fixes Force Touch Issues W/ New MacBook Pros

Apple has issued a new beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to developers, just a few days after the last beta release. The update fixes a bug affecting the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch.

Apple Issues New OS X 10.10.3 beta, Fixes Force Touch Issues W/ New MacBook Pros

The only listed change to the new beta, build 14D105g, is the removal of a warning about installing on the new MacBook Pros with Force Touch.

Last Thursday’s beta, introduced Force Touch support for third-party developers, and at that time, Apple warned that it should not be installed on the new MacBook Pro models with Force Touch. Today’s beta removes that warning.

The new build (14D105g) is available for download by developers via download from the Mac Developer Center, and via the “Update” tab in the Mac App Store.

From the OS X 10.10.3 Seed Notes:

This beta of OS X 10.10.3 contains new developer APIs that work with the Force Touch trackpad in the new MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) to allow a new level of interactivity and control within your apps.

  • Force click. Apps can have any button, control, or region on the screen respond to a press of stronger pressure. This Force click can provide a shortcut to additional functionality within the app
  • Accelerators. Pressure sensitivity in the trackpad enables apps to give users greater control. For instance the fast-forward button in media playback can speed up as pressure increases
  • Pressure sensitivity. Drawing and other creative apps can take advantage of the pressure-sensing capabilities of the trackpad to make lines thicker or give the brush a changing style
  • Drag and Drop. Apps can add the springLoaded property to their controls so they can react to a Force click gesture while in the middle of performing a drag, for instance to immediately open a new target for the drop.

(Via AppleInsider)

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