Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.1 update to developers, one week after seeding the fourth beta and over a month after releasing the macOS Mojave update.

macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software updates, so after the initial beta has been installed using the appropriate profile from the Developer Center, additional betas can be downloaded through opening up System Preferences and choosing the "Software Update" option.

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The 10.14.1 update includes support for Group FaceTime, a feature that was removed during the beta testing period. Group FaceTime, which lets you chat with up to 32 people at once, is also present in the iOS 12.1 beta.

macOS Mojave 10.14.1 introduces more than 70 new emoji characters that are also available in iOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1. There are new options for red hair, curly hair, no hair, and gray hair, along with characters to represent superheroes, cold face, party face, pleading face, and face with hearts.

There are a number of new animals and food items like kangaroo, parrot, lobster, mango, lettuce, and cupcake. Tweaks have been made to some existing emoji as well. The iPhone emoji, for example, has been updated to look like the iPhone X with no bezels or Home button.

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We didn't find any other significant new features in the first four developer betas of macOS Mojave, so it's not clear if there are any additional changes. The update likely includes performance improvements and bug fixes for issues that have been discovered since the release of the original Mojave software.

macOS Mojave is a major update that brings features like a systemwide Dark Mode, stacks for organizing messy desktops, new Finder capabilities, new tools for taking screenshots, a Continuity Camera option for easily transferring photo scans and documents from iPhone to Mac, and more. For more on macOS Mojave, make sure to check out our roundup.

Update: A new beta of macOS Mojave 10.14.1 is also available to Apple's public beta testing group.

Top Rated Comments

ChrisMoBro Avatar
36 months ago
Jesus Christ! A whole update and the only difference are emojis.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nortonandreev Avatar
36 months ago
Jesus Christ! A whole update and the only difference are emojis.
It’s the major change that customers can see, it doesn’t mean there’re not bug fixes or other improvements.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lec0rsaire Avatar
36 months ago
Jesus Christ! A whole update and the only difference are emojis.
GROUP FACETIME.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RoobyRoobyRoo Avatar
36 months ago
Are you joking? There are a lot of things happening in under the hood. Drivers, security and go on. Vega drivers for example are getting better and better.
They know that, they're just fishing for 'likes'.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dan9700 Avatar
36 months ago
Any changes apart from annoying emojis
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ikir Avatar
36 months ago
Jesus Christ! A whole update and the only difference are emojis.
Are you joking? There are a lot of things happening in under the hood. Drivers, security and go on. Vega drivers for example are getting better and better.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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