So there is a new feature of iMessage in Yosemite that appeared during an earlier beta release. It's a feature that should have been there from the start or have been reworked on the iOS side once iMessage for Mac was created. That feature is the splitting of hyperlinks and their labels into separate text in the iMessage text field. Previously this would show up as the formatted hyperlink which would be stored on the iMessage server fine and received by other Macs properly, but iOS-based devices would show it simply as plaintext. At first I thought it was just JS from a website I was pasting but it's definietly a new Messages for Mac app feature.
It's hard to explain so here are some example from this…
Copy and pasting into iMessage in Yosemite used to yeild this..
But would silently get received by iOS-based devices as this…
Apple releases OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6, Xcode 6 beta 6 - Apple on Monday issued its sixth beta releases of OS X Yosemite and Xcode 6 to developers for testing ahead of their scheduled launches this fall, though no new beta of iOS 8 was released. 37 comments
Now it gets pasted as this…
I'd like for iOS to read a hyperlink label properly but this is a much better than what we've had so far so I'll take it.
Originally Posted by Slurpy
"Wasting people's time"? Apple didn't release a public beta for your benefit, but for theirs. Its not a waste of time if the feedback has an effect on the final product. You're not entitled to see your feedback being addressed before then.
His point is valid. It's a symbiotic relationship. If you only got that one buggy beta for the next couple months before the final release with no Continuity, Handoff, or other features working then next year you would probably get a lot less people participating in public betas.
My guess is they will have multiple updates for the public betas because anything else seems ridiculous. Perhaps after this developer beta passes the test they'll push it to the public beta testers.