Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming two weeks after Apple seeded the first beta of macOS Sonoma 14.2.

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Registered developers can opt-in to the beta through the Software Update section of the System Settings app. Under Beta updates, toggle on the Sonoma Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID associated with an Apple Developer account is required to get the beta.

‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.2 adds an Apple Music Favorites playlist that houses everything you've favorited, plus Apple added support for collaborative playlists. You can now share a playlist with multiple people, and each participant can add songs.

Stickers can now be used to reply to iMessages when you long press on a chat bubble in the Messages app, and there's also now support for the extra-secure iMessage Contact Key Verification option.

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vegetassj4 Avatar
7 months ago

Hopefully fixes good chunk of music files missing from AM library
What if we listen to music in the afternoon?
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Corefile Avatar
7 months ago
Few things in life match downloading a new macOS beta.
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Pruus Avatar
7 months ago

The new feature for iMessage looks interesting but, alas, iMessage is in the process of being forced to become just an Android message app, and iOS just another Android variant by EU bureaucrats.
This is much better for everyone. When migrating from or to Apple, you have more freedom. And freedom is something Apple want to give. You have to be stuck at them. So this is much better for everyone. Think it over. See the possibilities.
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theeaglesfan005 Avatar
7 months ago
Hopefully fixes good chunk of music files missing from AM library
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Realityck Avatar
7 months ago
Comparison of 14.2 beta 2 to previous 14.2 beta

macOS 14.2 beta 2 (23C5041e)

* Safari Version 17.2 (19617.
* System Firmware Version: 10151.60.55 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.2.0: Wed Nov 1 21:07:19 PDT 2023; root:xnu-10002.60.69.501.1~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 arm64

macOS 14.2 beta (23C5030f)

* Safari Version 17.2 (19617.
* System Firmware Version: 10151.60.43 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.2.0: Fri Oct 13 09:28:27 PDT 2023; root:xnu-10002.60.54~14/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Lazyass0 Avatar
7 months ago

Why the querying about Monterey MacOS 12.7.2 RC 1 build 21G1925 released on Oct 26 for a M1 based Mac instead of just updating to something more current like Ventura or the more recent Sonoma 14.1? It's likely been fixed by much newer OSs.
It looks it is not fixed on FW it is just quick fix on OS level ... ('')
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