Apple Releases Second Public Beta of macOS Ventura 13.4

Apple today released the second beta of macOS Ventura 13.4 to its public beta testing group, allowing the general public to try out the software ahead of its official launch. The second macOS Ventura 13.4 public beta comes a week after Apple seeded the first public beta.

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Public beta testers can download the macOS 13.3 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website.

The latest macOS Ventura 13.4 beta adds a new beta installation method where developers and public beta testers can opt-in to receive beta updates without the need for a profile to be installed. For developers, an Apple ID needs to be associated with a developer account to get access to a developer beta, while public beta testers need to sign up on Apple's public beta website with their ‌Apple ID‌ and then elect to receive beta updates using the System Settings app.

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Work on macOS Ventura is winding down as Apple prepares to shift its focus to macOS 14, the as-of-yet-unnamed next-generation version of macOS that we expect to see introduced this June at WWDC.

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Top Rated Comments

Mac Hammer Fan Avatar
15 months ago
Personally I prefer a solid bug-free new OS every two or three years, I don't need a yearly upgrade. Although I have a fast computer (Mac Studio) and Ventura 13.3.1 I see too often beachballs.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
15 months ago
[SPOILER="macOS Ventura 13.4 Beta 2 Release Notes"]
[HEADING=2]Apple Studio Display ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#Apple-Studio-Display')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Known Issues ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#Known-Issues')[/HEADING]

* Apple Studio Display firmware update starts showing progress but never completes. (107287354)
Workaround: To install other updates including future macOS Beta Updates, click “More info…” in Software Update Settings, uncheck Apple Studio Display firmware update, and click “Install Now.”

[HEADING=2]CSS ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#CSS')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved Issues ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#Resolved-Issues')[/HEADING]

* Fixed increasing column-count above 2 not updating the layout. (71808738)

[HEADING=2]File Bookmark ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#File-Bookmark')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved Issues ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-13_4-release-notes#Resolved-Issues')[/HEADING]

* Fixes a regression in macOS Ventura 13.3 where a security check causes bookmark resolution to fail when the path contains Unicode characters stored with composed normalization. As an example, this prevented files in Finder from opening when double-clicked. (107550080)

[/SPOILER]

MacOS 13.4 beta 2

* Safari Version 16.5 (18615.2.5.11.2)
* System Firmware Version: 8422.120.55 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.5.0: Sun Apr 2 19:24:16 PDT 2023; root:xnu-8796.120.31~10/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

MacOS 13.4 beta 1

* Safari Version 16.5 (18615.2.1)
* System Firmware Version: 8422.120.33 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.5.0: Fri Mar 17 14:38:40 PDT 2023; root:xnu-8796.120.16~15/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gank41 Avatar
15 months ago

Ventura should be fully baked by October when macOS 14 is released.
Hopefully ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
15 months ago
Ventura should be fully baked by October when macOS 14 is released.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
15 months ago
The MacOS 13.4 beta 2 stills takes a bit of time for the OTA to appear, don't be surprised if its closer to 10:30 AM PST.

Yesterdays seeds

* iOS 16.5 beta 2 (20F5039e) - April 11, 2023
* iPadOS 16.5 beta 2 (20F5039e) - April 11, 2023
* macOS 13.4 beta 2 (22F5037d) - April 11, 2023
* watchOS 9.5 beta 2 (20T5538d) - April 11, 2023
* tvOS 16.5 beta 2 (20L5538d) - April 11, 2023
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
snow755 Avatar
15 months ago
Dos apple ever update there firmware on there apple keyboard with touch id and magic touch pad ?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)