Apple Seeds macOS Big Sur 11.4 Release Candidate to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming two weeks after the release of the third macOS Big Sur 11.4 beta.

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Developers can download the ‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌ 11.4 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.

The macOS Big Sur 11.4 update introduces support for new Apple Music features, including Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos and Lossless Audio.

Spatial Audio offers an immersive audio experience that makes it sound like music is coming from all around you, while Lossless Audio will provide higher-quality songs that sound exactly like they do when artists record them in the studio. Apple plans to launch these features in June.

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Top Rated Comments

zorinlynx Avatar
41 months ago

So.. your 7 year old laptop is slow with the latest OS. Weird, /s
Historically Apple OS releases haven't slowed down the system.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freeangel1 Avatar
41 months ago

So.. your 7 year old laptop is slow with the latest OS. Weird, /s
Who cares if it's 7 years old?
Not all of us open our wallets and buy Every new APPLE computer that comes out.
Windows 10 runs on 7 year old systems
Some of us weren't so foolish to shell out 6 to 10 Grand for a 7.1 Mac Pro. Soon to be a Heavy Paper weight in 2 years
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
certsoft Avatar
41 months ago
11.4 also supports making bootable backups on M1 systems. Both Superduper and CCC are working on an update.

M1 Bootable Backups ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/m1-bootable-backups.2294345')
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
41 months ago
The kernel stability of the 11.4 beta 3 was great compared to 11.3.1 , no wonder this is going RC so soon.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bp1000 Avatar
41 months ago
I hope they have fixed the absolutely dire and random performance issues for older MBPs.

Big Sir ruined my late 2013 MBP. Yes its ageing, but its extremely capable still. Catalina is night and day faster since I rolled back.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
randolorian Avatar
41 months ago

The macOS Big Sur 11.6 update
Typo.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)