Apple Releases First Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update to developers, just days after releasing macOS Catalina to the public.

The new ‌macOS Catalina‌ beta can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper software from the Developer Center.


It's not yet known what improvements the first update to ‌macOS Catalina‌ will bring, but it likely includes performance improvements and fixes for bugs that weren't able to be addressed in the first version of Catalina.

‌macOS Catalina‌ is a major update that eliminates iTunes in favor of new Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, nixes support for 32-bit apps, adds a new Find My app, brings a new Photos interface, and includes multiple privacy enhancements and other app refinements.

For full details on what's new in ‌macOS Catalina‌, make sure to check out our macOS Catalina roundup.

Update: According to Apple's release notes, ‌macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.1 introduces support for the AMD Navi RDNA eGPU architecture and brings some changes to ‌Photos‌. You can now filter by Favorites, Edited, ‌Photos‌, Videos, or Keywords in the All ‌Photos‌ view, and you can choose View > Metadata > Titles to enable titles and filenames in the All ‌Photos‌ View.

Related Roundup: macOS Catalina

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6 weeks ago


Amen...good grief, talk about a CF...and slow. MacOS X 10.1 fixed a lot of things and for me, Jaguar was good at the end with 10.2.6, Panther, better once 10.3.3 shipped, Tiger at 10.4.4, Leopard by 10.5.6, SL at 10.6.8, Lion was complete crap through every release, ML was fine by 10.8.5, Mavericks I never really even remember using that much, Yosemite took until 10.10.4, Sierra by 10.12.4, HS by 10.13.4 and for me Mojave 10.14.5 was more stable than 10.14.6. I hold out hope that Catalina will be better by 10.15.4, there is still a ways to go, unfortunately.

EDIT: Forgot El Crapitan, which was fine by 10.11.4. Pretty good, actually, by the time it hit 10.11.6.


i wish apple would go back to releasing macOS every 18-24 months instead of every year...

Snow Leopard for me was really good, I loved that OS a lot
Rating: 14 Votes
6 weeks ago
Time to sniff out some hints buried deep in the plists that point to new Mac hardware...
Rating: 13 Votes
6 weeks ago
Here's hoping they can fix some bugs without introducing even more bugs.
Rating: 10 Votes
6 weeks ago
Currently downloading. Curious to see what they're up to with Photos.



Rating: 8 Votes
6 weeks ago


All peoples using 10.15.0 is doing beta test now as it’s the least stable version ever.


The least stable version of OS X was the inaugural release.
Rating: 8 Votes
6 weeks ago


All peoples using 10.15.0 is doing beta test now as it’s the least stable version ever.


It's been totally solid here so far.
Rating: 5 Votes
6 weeks ago
Sorry, but it seems that Apple's OS updates this year came out half baked. I think I'll wait for 10.15.3, probably the first one in 2020. I normally update as soon as it comes out; I'm learning it's better to delay a bit.
Rating: 5 Votes
6 weeks ago


All peoples using 10.15.0 is doing beta test now as it’s the least stable version ever.

Disagree. That still goes to Yosemite 10.10.0. The public release of Catalina has no major problems, unlike some of the betas.
Rating: 4 Votes
6 weeks ago


Currently downloading. Curious to see what they're up to with Photos.


Support for Navi RDNA is huge! It means you'll be able to use the new Radeon 5700/5700XT cards as eGPU!!!
Rating: 4 Votes
6 weeks ago


Apple needs to adopt the old id Software mantra: "It's done when it's done."

Seems they're jumping too early these days on releases.


It's like: date, features, quality -- you can only pick 2, and one of them is date.
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