Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Ventura 13.3 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of macOS Ventura 13.3 to developers for testing purposes, with the new software update coming a week after the release of the third macOS 13.3 beta.

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

macOS Ventura 13.3 adopts the same new emoji characters that are in iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4, including pink heart, light blue heart, left and right hand, moose, black bird, goose, wing, jellyfish, pea pod, finger, and more.

The update adds the new HomeKit architecture that was initially removed from iOS 16.2 and its sister updates, and the revised version should have fewer bugs that affect ‌HomeKit‌ setups.

macOS Ventura 13.3 will go through a few more rounds of beta testing, with Apple planning to release it in the spring.

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coolfactor Avatar
16 months ago
I'm mostly annoyed by Apple ignoring basic things like the size of Finder windows not being remembered, or the Image Capture app not being well-maintained. It also doesn't remember the window size. I have to resize it every darn time I open it!

And then backwards movement in other areas. For example, you used to be able to drag-and-copy keychain items from the 'login' keychain into the 'iCloud' keychain, but that no longer works. Super frustrating.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
16 months ago

We're a long way from RC, ... I would say about 4 weeks ...
Maybe it will be released by the time Apple releases Macbook Air 15" in April?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
16 months ago
Beta 4 didn’t repeat the occasional panics playing streaming content from hosts as beta 2 and beta 3 did on my M1 iMac. Never had the issue on M1Max MBP. Thought it might be related to this Safari issue below that has been resolved in beta 4.

* Fixed browser.webNavigation events firing for hosts where the extension didn’t have access. Extensions should request host permissions for sites to receive events. (100204850)

The overall OS seems slightly quicker also.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
16 months ago
Released today

* iOS 16.4 beta 4 (20E5239b) - March 15, 2023
* iPadOS 16.4 beta 4 (20E5239b) - March 15, 2023
* macOS 13.3 beta 4 (22E5246b) - March 15, 2023
* watchOS 9.4 beta 4 (20T5249a) - March 15, 2023
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JippaLippa Avatar
16 months ago

I'm mostly annoyed by Apple ignoring basic things like the size of Finder windows not being remembered, or the Image Capture app not being well-maintained. It also doesn't remember the window size. I have to resize it every darn time I open it!

And then backwards movement in other areas. For example, you used to be able to drag-and-copy keychain items from the 'login' keychain into the 'iCloud' keychain, but that no longer works. Super frustrating.
I agree, the window resizing is immensely annoying.
Given how interacting with the finder is 80% of the use of an OS, that's a pretty severe problem.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nvmls Avatar
16 months ago

you are submitting feedback on those issues?
We submitted it to feedback@echochamber.com
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