Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS 13 Ventura to Developers

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

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BeefCake 15 Avatar
19 months ago

Will this change include Private Island support
On the Mac it's a peninsula
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19 months ago
Will this change include Private Island support
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19 months ago
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Previous build was 22A5342f
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Realityck Avatar
19 months ago
MacOS 13 dev beta 8

* Safari Version 16.1 (18614.2.6.1.1)
* System Firmware Version: 8419.40.95.0.1 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.1.0: Tue Sep 13 21:12:03 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8792.40.101.181.2~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

MacOS 13 dev beta 7

* Safari Version 16.1 (18614.2.3.1.1)
* System Firmware Version: 8419.40.75 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.1.0: Mon Aug 29 20:09:44 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8792.40.74.0.1~20/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
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19 months ago

Any ideas when the full blown macOS 13 Ventura will be released? ?
Just like she said



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19 months ago
This version includes drivers for newly announced Nvidia 4090 Ultra Titanium Max graphics card with 1200 Watts TDP.
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