Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Ventura 13.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Ventura 13.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta launching one week after Apple seeded the second macOS Ventura 13.1 beta.

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

With macOS Ventura 13.1, Apple has debuted the Freeform app, which is aimed at creative collaboration. It can be used for brainstorming, planning out ideas, jotting down thoughts, sketching, and other creative purposes.

Users can insert drawings, sticky notes, shapes, text boxes, photos, videos, PDFs, links, and other documents, with Freeform serving as a blank canvas. Freeform "boards" can be shared with other people and discussed over FaceTime, with updates from all participants synced to everyone in real-time.

macOS Ventura 13.1 also introduces support for an updated Home app architecture that improves performance for smart home devices, with these features also available in iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2.

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Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
21 months ago
MacOS 13.1 dev beta 3

* Safari Version 16.2 (18614.3.6.11.2)
* System Firmware Version: 8419.60.44 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.2.0: Tue Nov 8 21:15:02 PST 2022; root:xnu-8792.60.55.131.1~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

MacOS 13.1 dev beta 2

* Safari Version 16.2 (18614.3.4.11.2)
* System Firmware Version: 8419.60.38.0.1 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.2.0: Fri Oct 28 06:51:21 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8792.60.51~15/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
21 months ago

If you are a Pro, you dont install the new MacOs until at least X.4 / X.5. Otherwise you will find bugs and compatibility issues. The only Pros that really needs Ventura now are the ones making apps based on Apple Metal 3
Thats a bit far out IMHO (X.4 / X.5). :D
Monterey 12.4 was May 16 2022
Big Sur 11.4 was May 24 2021

If your third party developers are that bad maybe consider ditching them. They should only need a month or two to get their act together. ;)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JKAussieSkater Avatar
21 months ago
But does it fix that bizarre WindowServer system crashing bug ('https://discussions.apple.com/thread/254325498') that macOS Ventura introduced?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jonas Danielsson Avatar
21 months ago
hope they spend time on bug fixes that’s pro need not new TikTok futures
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
soyazul Avatar
21 months ago

hope they spend time on bug fixes that’s pro need not new TikTok futures
If you are a Pro, you dont install the new MacOs until at least X.4 / X.5. Otherwise you will find bugs and compatibility issues. The only Pros that really needs Ventura now are the ones making apps based on Apple Metal 3
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
21 months ago
Released today

* macOS 13.1 beta 3 (22C5050e) - November 15, 2022
* iOS 16.2 beta 3 (20C5049e) - November 15, 2022
* iPadOS 16.2 beta 3 (20C5049e) - November 15, 2022
* watchOS 9.2 beta 3 (20S5348d) - November 15, 2022
* tvOS 16.2 beta 3 (20K5348d) - November 15, 2022

OTA still not quite there
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)