Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth 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 fourth 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 appears to be a 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 notable new features were found in the first four betas.

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blazerunner Avatar
15 weeks ago
6700 XT drivers?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheGeneralist Avatar
15 weeks ago
Why does the article say "... coming two weeks after the release of the <previous beta>....".
If I counted correctly its exactly 9 days, which is much more like one week (and two days), but certainly far away from two weeks...

Looking forward to this release more than any of them in the last months and years - Big Sur is already a lot more stable on my Macs than Catalina ever was, but there is still a lot to be fixed in order to become a truly reliable operating system.
A thoroughly tested bugfix release now could easily turn out to be the best thing happening to macOS for several years...longing for that much, much more than e.g. for the Monterey feature list.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Babygotfont Avatar
15 weeks ago
Did they test it?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
falkon-engine Avatar
15 weeks ago

I hate to seem obtuse here but, what do you mean Big Sur is in beta? It is not in beta.
This is literally an article about 11.5 beta.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gank41 Avatar
15 weeks ago

Did they test it?
When you say “They”, if you’re referring to beta testers, then Yes. I am testing it. Are you?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gank41 Avatar
15 weeks ago

He literally said it seemed odd that both OSes are "in beta". Big Sur is not in beta. Derp.
This article is about the fifth beta release of macOS 11.5. Derp.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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