Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.3

Apple today seeded the first public beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.3 update, allowing non-developers to test out the software ahead of its release. The public beta comes two days after the first developer beta.

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Beta testers can opt-in through the Software Update section of the System Settings app. Under Beta updates, simply toggle on the Sonoma Public Beta. Note that you must sign up to participate on Apple's beta testing website.

‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.3 includes support for collaborative playlists in Apple Music, allowing ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers to build playlists with others. When creating a new playlist or selecting an existing playlist, there's a person-shaped icon that can be tapped to turn on collaboration.

Enabling collaboration provides a link that can be shared with others, and anyone with the link is able to contribute to the playlist and listen to the songs. The person who started the playlist can choose to approve those who want to join or open it up to everyone. Anyone with the link to a playlist can add music, though the owner can turn off collaboration at any time or remove people.

‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.3 is expected to see a launch at some point in January 2024.

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lkrupp Avatar
23 weeks ago

I had installed the prior developer beta of 14.3. A studio display is blank since then as if not powered. There was no visible anomaly during the update. Of course it can be hardware but the time proximity is just too close.

What's concerning though is that despite under warranty a post-Jobs Genius Apple could again not give meaningful phone support (asked if she has a technical background, the first lady picking up the phone said she does not have to be tech in meaning), a service partner is asking about 100 or so to flash it back to life.
Don't install beta software if you lack the technical skills to resolve issues yourself.
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Jerry Fritschle Avatar
23 weeks ago

I had installed the prior developer beta of 14.3. A studio display is blank since then as if not powered. There was no visible anomaly during the update. Of course it can be hardware but the time proximity is just too close.
I've run the betas in a VM, but my Studio Display has stayed on the official release. Twice recently (I think both since Sonoma), I have had the SD fail to awaken from sleep. I found the attached link helpful. Most recently I resolved it by shutting down for a moment (NOT restarting.) https://discussions.apple.com/thread/254746406?sortBy=best

Edit: "...since Sonoma", of course, could also indicate an issue with the corresponding SD firmware update, not Sonoma per se. But the phenomenon reminds me, if anything, of how USB busses may sometimes crash. I've seen that since time immemorial.
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