Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS 13 Ventura to Developers

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

Haven't actually used the betas, but have read that it's written using the Swift UI and has items that don't line up, are partially cut off, and other interface quirks that indicate that it's not ready for prime time.


Ah the best way to judge a new feature, by not ever having used it, and basing your entire opinion off of Internet complainers using pre-release software.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FishyFish Avatar
21 months ago

Is System Settings still the muddled mess it's been up to now?
Highly doubt Apple is going to change it much between now and GM.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AdamNC Avatar
21 months ago
I really don’t see the problem with the new System Settings new UI. The old one seemed dated. When I first used the new one I was like whoa what’s this. But I spent a hour with it and find it faster and more simple.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
inkswamp Avatar
21 months ago

Is System Settings still the muddled mess it's been up to now?
How is it a mess?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xgman Avatar
21 months ago

I really don’t see the problem with the new System Settings new UI. The old one seemed dated. When I first used the new one I was like whoa what’s this. But I spent a hour with it and find it faster and more simple.
exact opposite reaction here.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Carlson-online Avatar
21 months ago

Highly doubt Apple is going to change it much between now and GM.
i absolutely hate that you can't make the window wider. WHY
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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