Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.5 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming two weeks after the release of the first macOS Big Sur 11.5 beta.

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Developers can download the ‌‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌‌ 11.5 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.

macOS Big Sur 11.5 may be a more minor update focusing on under-the-hood performance improvements and bug fixes for issues that weren't able to be addressed in the macOS Big Sur 11.4 update. No new features were found in the first beta.

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Realityck Avatar
39 months ago
If you get this installed, goto terminal and enter "sysctl kern.version" so we can see if Apple has updated the kernel version from the first beta.

MacOS 11.14 release is Darwin Kernel Version 20.5.0 May 8
MacOS 11.5 beta 1 is Darwin Kernel Version 20.6.0 May 10

I am curious if they introduced an updated kernel at all with this beta 2 after 2 weeks time. Occasionally see a graphics related reboot, so either their AMD drivers or kernel being used.
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blazerunner Avatar
39 months ago
6700 XT drivers?
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neuralengine Avatar
39 months ago
Would someone be able to check the AMD driver version please?

About this Mac > System Report… > Software > Extensions > AMDSupport

(Version in 11.4 is 4.5.14)

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justperry Avatar
39 months ago

Would someone be able to check the AMD driver version please?

About this Mac > System Report… > Software > Extensions > AMDSupport

(Version in 11.4 is 4.5.14)


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BWhaler Avatar
39 months ago
I’m enjoying Big Sur. Except for notification dumpster fire.
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tywebb13 Avatar
39 months ago

Build number is 20G5033c but full installer not yet available. Maybe later.
Actually the full installer is available now.
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