Apple Seeds macOS 13 Ventura Release Candidate to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of macOS 13 Ventura, the next-generation version of the Mac operating system, to developers ahead of the public release scheduled for Monday, October 24. The release candidate version comes one week after Apple provided the eleventh 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 later in October.

Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
20 months ago
Everything released today

* iOS 16.1 RC (20B79) - October 18, 2022
* iPadOS 16.1 RC (20B79) - October 18, 2022
* macOS 13 RC (22A379) - October 18, 2022
* watchOS 9.1 RC (20S75) - October 18, 2022
* tvOS 16.1 RC (20K71) - October 18, 2022
* iOS 15.7.1 RC (19H115) - October 18, 2022
* iPadOS 15.7.1 RC (19H115) - October 18, 2022
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BornAgainMac Avatar
20 months ago

Continuity camera with the RC still broken !
Apple: "Ship it."
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fakestrawberryflavor Avatar
20 months ago
Gonna hold off on updating the M1 Max MBP to this, until about .1 or .2
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
20 months ago

On portable Mac computers with Apple silicon, new USB and Thunderbolt accessories require user approval before the accessory can communicate with macOS for connections wired directly to the USB-C port. This doesn’t apply to power adapters, standalone displays, or connections to an approved hub. Devices can still charge if you choose Don’t Allow.
You can change the security configuration in System Settings > Security and Privacy > Security. The initial configuration is Ask for new accessories. Configuring an accessibility Switch Control sets the policy to always allow accessory use. Approved devices can connect to a locked Mac for up to three days.
Seems to fix/explain the weird sleep/wake behavior with USB devices in Monterey
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hovscorpion12 Avatar
20 months ago

I won't be installing Ventura until next fall. Thats when everybody is finish beta testing it. Thanks
Agreed. Based on the negativity of Ventura, it's safe to say the whole OS is pure ? with bugs that still have haven't been fixed.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
20 months ago

Everything released today

* iOS 16.1 RC (20B79) - October 18, 2022
* iPadOS 16.1 RC (20B79) - October 18, 2022
* macOS 13 RC (22A379) - October 18, 2022
* watchOS 9.1 RC (20S75) - October 18, 2022
* tvOS 16.1 RC (20K71) - October 18, 2022
* iOS 15.7.1 RC (19H115) - October 18, 2022
* iPadOS 15.7.1 RC (19H115) - October 18, 2022

Actually there are a couple more:

Monterey macOS 12.6.1 RC4 (21G217)

Big Sur macOS 11.7.1 RC4 (20G918)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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