Apple Seeds macOS Ventura 13.5 Release Candidate to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of macOS Ventura 13.5 to developers for testing purposes, with the beta introduced a week after the release of the fifth beta.

Ventura Macs Feature Yellow
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 have been found in macOS 13.5, so it's not yet clear what's included in the update.

With macOS Sonoma now in development and slated for launch this fall, Apple's work on macOS 13 will soon be wrapping up. macOS 13.5 is likely to be one of the final updates to macOS Ventura.

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tywebb13 Avatar
10 weeks ago

macOS 13.5 is likely to be one of the final updates to macOS Ventura.
I really doubt that.

They are still updating Monterey and Big Sur. Unlikely Venturas will stop any time soon. I don't think Sonoma is anywhere near finished but when it is finally released the updates to Ventura will keep going.

For example when Monterey was released on October 25, 2021, Big Sur was up to version 11.6.1. There were many Big Sur updates after that and now we are getting 11.7.9 nearly 2 years later.

A more likely scenario is that when Sonoma is released, they may slow down on the Big Sur releases, not Ventura releases (or Monterey either).
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lkrupp Avatar
10 weeks ago

I'm so jazzed for this update! I love macOS and this is likely going to be one of the best-ever versions of Ventura.

I also hate the (c) right now, it is so messy. I hope the GM comes later this week!
What’s ‘messy’ about the (c) update. All it did was patch a security hole in WebKit, that’s it. People claiming it did other things are just outliers that probably had some lurking corruption to begin with.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
minik Avatar
10 weeks ago
macOS 13.5 RC (22G74) for now.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roncron Avatar
10 weeks ago
The most recent version of macOS has been running well on my MBP and MBAs. The early versions were a bit frustrating for me. Apple seems to prioritize features over stability in the early versions of a new major OS, then gradually improves stability over the next 8-9 months.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
falkon-engine Avatar
10 weeks ago
Ventura is the first macOS version that I've ever skipped =) I'll test Sonoma and see if it's for me or not.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zapmymac Avatar
10 weeks ago
Ventura has been more than decent on my OCLP 10,1-very impressed to squeeze 10+ years of use out of it ??

Oddly, the App Store version Speedtest will download, then crash when attempting to run ?

I think I can now hold out for a M3 Mac mini ? or a great price cut in an M2 pro?!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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