Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Ventura 13.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of macOS Ventura 13.5 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta introduced two weeks after the release of the first 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.

No notable features were found in the first beta of macOS 13.5, so it's not yet clear what's included in the update. iOS 16.6 lays the groundwork for iMessage Contact Key Verification, so if that feature ultimately launches in the iOS 16.6 update, iMessage Contact Key Verification will also be included in macOS Ventura 13.5 as it is a cross-platform setting.

With macOS 14 set to be unveiled at WWDC on June 5, Apple's work on macOS 13 will soon be wrapping up. macOS is likely to be one of the final updates to macOS Ventura.

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Realityck Avatar
14 months ago
No associated SDK notes again like 13.5 beta 1, just the fact that todays 13.5 beta 2 dev release will likely see the PB release tomorrow.

* iOS 16.6 beta 2 (20G5037d) - May 31, 2023
* iPadOS 16.6 beta 2 (20G5037d) - May 31, 2023
* macOS 13.5 beta 2 (22G5038d) - May 31, 2023
* watchOS 9.6 beta 2 (20U5538d) - May 31, 2023
* tvOS 16.6 beta 2 (20M5538d) - May 31, 2023
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
14 months ago

No associated SDK notes again like 13.5 beta 1, just the fact that todays 13.5 beta 2 dev release will likely see the PB release tomorrow.

* iOS 16.6 beta 2 (20G5037d) - May 31, 2023
* iPadOS 16.6 beta 2 (20G5037d) - May 31, 2023
* macOS 13.5 beta 2 (22G5038d) - May 31, 2023
* watchOS 9.6 beta 2 (20U5538d) - May 31, 2023
* tvOS 16.6 beta 2 (20M5538d) - May 31, 2023

Also out is beta 2 for

Monterey 12.6.7 (21G708)
Big Sur 11.7.8 (20G1407)
audioOS 16.6 (20M5538d)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
14 months ago

No associated SDK notes again like 13.5 beta 1, just the fact that todays 13.5 beta 2 dev release will likely see the PB release tomorrow.

* iOS 16.6 beta 2 (20G5037d) - May 31, 2023
* iPadOS 16.6 beta 2 (20G5037d) - May 31, 2023
* macOS 13.5 beta 2 (22G5038d) - May 31, 2023
* watchOS 9.6 beta 2 (20U5538d) - May 31, 2023
* tvOS 16.6 beta 2 (20M5538d) - May 31, 2023

Yep, PB tomorrow…
Happy Beta day!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Love-hate ? relationship Avatar
14 months ago

Is there any way to install a macOS beta without first logging in with one's AppleID? What if a beta contains a nasty bug that deletes data stored in iCloud, an then that deletion is propagated? (or worse, a bug subtly corrupts iCloud data in ways that are not immediately apparent)
hmm good question, looks like they dropped seedutil..
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
14 months ago
MacOS 13.5 beta 2 PB is now available OTA.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Love-hate ? relationship Avatar
14 months ago

Timmy's Apple is apparently rotting. Love-hate relationship indeed.
You're telling me...
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