Apple Seeds Third Release Candidate Version of macOS Ventura 13.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third release candidate (RC) version of macOS Ventura 13.4 to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming just a a week after Apple released the second RC. The RC represents the final version of ‌macOS Ventura‌ 13.4 that will be provided to the public, and it is unusual to have three RCs before an official launch.

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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.

According to Apple's release notes, the update adds a Sports feed in the sidebar of Apple News and it addresses several bugs, including one that would prevent the Mac Auto Unlock feature from working with the Apple Watch.

macOS Ventura 13.4 includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
- Sports feed in the sidebar of Apple News gives easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more, for the teams and leagues you follow
- My Sports score and schedule cards in Apple News take you directly to game pages where you can find additional details about specific games
- Resolves an issue where Auto Unlock with Apple Watch does not log you into your Mac
- Fixes a Bluetooth issue where keyboards connect slowly to Mac after restarting
- Addresses a VoiceOver issue with navigating to landmarks on webpages
- Fixes an issue where Screen Time settings may reset or not sync across all devices

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

macOS 13.4 also adds the simplified beta installation method that was first introduced in iOS 16.4. With the update, developers and public beta testers enrolled in Apple's respective programs can toggle on beta updates from System Settings on the Mac, without the need to install a profile.

An Apple ID associated with either a public beta account or a developer account is required to turn on beta updates, which means that it is no longer possible to use a developer profile not associated with a developer account to install the developer betas.

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Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
3 weeks ago
This is unprecedented , when's the last time we had a RC3? :eek:o_O
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Populus Avatar
3 weeks ago
A third RC? This might be the first time I see it. Maybe tomorrow we’ll see a third RC for iOS 16.5

As long as it is improving stability, bug fixes and battery life, the more refined the OS, the better.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
3 weeks ago
I don't think we have ever witnessed a Third Release Candidate. This release better be 100% bug free. No if's and but's! ?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
3 weeks ago

I don't think we have ever witnessed a Third Release Candidate. This release better be 100% bugs free. No if's and but's!
100% bug free - will never ever happen in real life, but maybe in the new virtual reality one? /s
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
3 weeks ago
MacOS 13.4 RC3 (22F66)

* Safari Version 16.5 (18615.2.9.11.4)
* System Firmware Version: 8422.121.1 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.5.0: Mon Apr 24 20:53:44 PDT 2023; root:xnu-8796.121.2~5/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

MacOS 13.4 RC2 (22F63)

* Safari Version 16.5 (18615.2.9.11.4)
* System Firmware Version: 8422.121.1 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.5.0: Mon Apr 24 20:53:44 PDT 2023; root:xnu-8796.121.2~5/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

MacOS 13.4 RC (22F62)

* Safari Version 16.5 (18615.2.9.11.4)
* System Firmware Version: 8422.121.3 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 22.5.0: Mon Apr 24 20:53:44 PDT 2023; root:xnu-8796.121.2~5/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

No changes RC2 to RC3 looking at this three things except build.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
headlessmike Avatar
3 weeks ago

This is unprecedented , when's the last time we had a RC3? :eek:o_O

A third RC? This might be the first time I see it.

I don't think we have ever witnessed a Third Release Candidate.
Big Sur 11.2 had an RC3 prior to release. That’s the last one I know of before today.

OS X Yosemite 10.0 had a GM3, which is basically the same thing as an RC3.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)