Apple’s OS X Yosemite is almost four times more popular with developers than OS X Mavericks was at the same point in its lifecycle.
According to web ads and analytics firm Chitika, the developer preview of OS X Yosemite is being used on 0.15 per cent of Macs in the US and Canada. By comparison, the developer preview of OS X Mavericks only reached 0.05 per cent in the same time frame.
"Overall, the data points to a promising future for OS X Yosemite,” said Chitika.
“In the short term, we expect the operating system’s usage share to grow in the wake of the release of the third Developer Preview edition on July 7, 2014.
“Additionally, with the increased level of developer activity thus far, along with the success of the similarly no-cost OS X Mavericks, it’s very probable that OS X Yosemite adoption will outpace that of any other previous Mac desktop OS when it is released publicly later this year."
The public version of OS X Yosemite will likely be released in either September or October.