Apple Releases Safari 15 Beta for macOS Catalina

Apple has released a beta version of Safari 15, distinct from the Safari Technology Preview, for macOS Catalina, featuring the app's redesign that accompanies macOS Monterey.

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The Safari 15 beta was first spotted by 9to5Mac, but contrary to reports that it is only available to download using the AppleSeed Program via an exclusive invite from Apple, the beta is in fact open to all users with a developer account.

Safari 15 is available in macOS Monterey, but users of the current release of macOS, macOS Big Sur, are able to explore the features of Safari 15 via the latest ‌Safari Technology Preview‌, release 128. This new beta version, separate from the Monterey beta or the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌, makes Safari 15 available for users of macOS Catalina.

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Earlier versions of Safari 15 included a significant redesign that did away with the dedicated URL and search interface, instead allowing any individual tab to be used for navigation input. Tabs were also all arranged at the top of the display to minimize the space taken up at the top of a Safari window.

After a number of complaints about the new interface from users, macOS Monterey beta 3 made these design changes optional. Safari 15 also includes new features such as tab groups and a redesigned sidebar.

The Safari 15 beta and the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ allow users of macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur to try the new design and features without needing to update their entire Mac's OS to a beta version of macOS Monterey.

Nevertheless, 9to5Mac reports that some users are also being invited by Apple to join the AppleSeed program to try a pre-release version of Safari 15 and provide feedback.

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Top Rated Comments

Unique Visuals Avatar
38 months ago
NO, No thank you Apple. Stop trying to fix problems that don't exist for the majority of the people. Im sick of having to drill down to find things that used to be right there where you needed them. At most make it an option for those that think this is better.

After reading many articles on other browsers that tried this appoach and failed. Why Apple?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ruka.snow Avatar
38 months ago
Glad to see they are sticking with the new design. I am very much looking forward to reclaiming some vertical space after losing it to the Big Sur UI update.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamclarkthomas Avatar
38 months ago
Really needing to know deep in my soul whether 15 will come down to Mojave.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
38 months ago

Really needing to know deep in my soul whether 15 will come down to Mojave.
I’m wondering the same. I’m keeping my 2015 MacBook Pro on Mojave for the foreseeable future for compatibility sake. Not that it’s a big deal, since there are other web browsers I can use if Apple decides to drop support. My Adobe CS6 is what’s keeping me on Mojave, but I recently got an old Dell 820D and I am thinking about moving the license back to Windows so I can keep the Mac updated.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
B/D Avatar
38 months ago
I have one question:

If Apple can update Safari for Catalina then they can for sure update the Music app. There is no technical reason for which the Macs that can´t be updated beyond Catalina should be kept out of Apple Music lossless.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
oliverlubin Avatar
38 months ago
From this it’s clear they are not going to change direction on Safari’s new UI. Releasing this so more people can be “familiar” with the disaster when it launches. Too bad.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)