Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS 13 Ventura to Developers

Apple today seeded the sixth beta of macOS 13 Ventura, the next-generation version of the Mac operating system that's set to launch this fall. The sixth beta comes over two weeks after Apple provided the fifth beta to developers.

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Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

macOS Ventura introduces Stage Manager, a new feature that lets Mac users focus on a task while keeping other apps at the ready for easy swapping between tasks. The update adds Continuity Camera, which is designed to let you use the iPhone as a webcam for your Mac. It supports Center Stage, Desk View (for showing off your desk), and Studio Light.

Handoff is now available for FaceTime so you can transfer calls between ‌iPhone‌, iPad, and Mac at will, and Messages supports features for marking an iMessage as unread, unsending an iMessage, and marking as unread. SharePlay also now works in the Messages app.

The Mail app supports scheduling and undoing emails for up to 10 seconds after they're sent, and there are now Weather and Clock apps that are available on the Mac. System Preferences has been renamed System Settings, and it features an iOS-like design.

Safari supports Shared Tab Groups and Apple is working on Passkeys, a next-generation credential that replaces the password. There are updates to Spotlight, Photo Library has new features, and Metal 3 is included in macOS Ventura for better graphics in games.

For everything new in macOS Ventura, we have a dedicated roundup that goes through all of the features. macOS Ventura is set to see a public release this fall.

Related Forum: macOS Ventura

Top Rated Comments

Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
23 months ago

You mean like putting it back to what was perfectly fine and simple? nada
The old one was neither fine or simple.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tRYSIS3 Avatar
23 months ago
finally about time. hopefully it fixes the powerd and sound clipping bugs
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xgman Avatar
23 months ago

Any major improvements to the horrible new System Settings?
You mean like putting it back to what was perfectly fine and simple? nada
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
23 months ago
MacOS 13 dev beta 6

* Safari Version 16.1 (18614.2.1.1.1)
* System Firmware Version: 8419.40.33.0.1 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.1.0: Mon Aug 15 20:06:40 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8792.40.29.161.2~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

MacOS 13 dev beta 5

* Safari Version 16.0 (18614.1.25.11.1)
* System Firmware Version: 8419.40.2.0.5 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.0.0: Mon Aug 1 06:32:26 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8792.0.207.0.6~26/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
23 months ago
Hopefully some of the powerd and mds_stores (spotlight) occasionally hogging CPU issues are addressed. :)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BWhaler Avatar
23 months ago
I’m really looking forward to this year’s software updates. Seems like they are higher quality than recent releases. (Please let me know if the truth is otherwise.)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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