Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of macOS 14 Sonoma to Developers

Apple today seeded the release candidate version of the upcoming macOS 14 Sonoma update to developers for testing purposes. The software update comes a week after the launch of the seventh 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 Sonoma introduces new Apple TV-like screen savers that also serve as wallpapers after you log in, plus it moves widgets to the desktop. You can use the new widget gallery to choose from a range of widgets, and then drag them to your Mac's desktop.

Widgets can be arranged in any way that's useful, and when you're using an app, they are designed to fade into the background so they're less distracting. ‌Widgets‌ are more interactive than before, so you can use them to do things like play music, turn off the lights in your home, and more. Through Continuity, your iPhone's widgets can also show up on your Mac's desktop.

Video conferencing has improved with a new Presenter Overlay view that shows your desktop or project in new ways, plus Safari now supports web apps for the Dock and the option to create Profiles so you can separate personal browsing from work browsing.

Other new features include improved search that's faster and more responsive, password and passkey sharing, a revamped stickers interface for the Messages app, PDF integration in notes that makes it easier than ever to manage PDFs, and more.

‌macOS Sonoma‌ will be in beta testing for several months, with a public release coming this fall.

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Realityck Avatar
2 weeks ago
Note what got released today to devs

* iOS 17 Release Candidate (21A329) - September 12, 2023
* iPadOS 17 Release Candidate (21A329) - September 12, 2023
* macOS 14 Release Candidate (23A339) - September 12, 2023
* watchOS 10 Release Candidate (21R356) - September 12, 2023
* tvOS 17 Release Candidate (21J354) - September 12, 2023
* iOS 16.7 Release Candidate (20H18) - September 12, 2023
* iPadOS 16.7 Release Candidate (20H18) - September 12, 2023
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kol77 Avatar
2 weeks ago

I'm looking for this, can you elaborate on where this is located in the accessibility settings.
Off topic but best to do on watch app on iPhone. Accessibility|Motor|quick actions and Accessibility|Motor|Assistive Touch (the later being the more on point)
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Rexel69 Avatar
2 weeks ago
You have to love Apple; it turns out one of their announcements yesterday with Apple Watch 9 and Ultra 2, the double finger pinch to activate calls, etc. It is available to all. How it was presented leads you to believe the new function is because of the improved processor... That is not the case... It's a function that is available to all... I have a seven-series watch, which is capable of the function activated within 'Accessibility.' Try it... single, double pinch or a clench... clever stuff, but it doesn't need the new S9 SiP processor!
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Corefile Avatar
2 weeks ago
This is the only thing worth noting from the other rubbish mentioned today.
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anticipate Avatar
2 weeks ago
This has been widely reported (OsXDaily, MrMacintosh on X, etc).

It’s all 2023 Macs.
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ethanwa79 Avatar
2 weeks ago

So this is looking more like a September release than an October release??
Sept 26th.


Anyone seeing it for DL yet?
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