Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.3

Apple today seeded the second public beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.3 update, allowing non-developers to test out the software ahead of its release. The second public beta comes three weeks after the first public 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. Apple has also released public betas of watchOS 10.3 and new HomePod 17.3 software.

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Realityck Avatar
23 weeks ago
Comparison of 14.3 beta2 to previous 14.3 beta

macOS 14.3 beta 2 (23D5043d))

* Safari Version 17.3 (19617.2.3)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.80.20 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.3.0: Tue Dec 19 20:56:38 PST 2023; root:xnu-10002.80.20.505.4~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

macOS 14.3 beta (23D5033f))

* Safari Version 17.3 (19617.2.1.11.3)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.80.6 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.3.0: Fri Dec 1 03:16:57 PST 2023; root:xnu-10002.80.11~58/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64


Noticed some odd bugs with Safari and Apple TV app fixed with MacOS 14.3 beta 2.

The SDK notes don’t offer anything useful. Thats true for every OS this short beta cycle. Certainly a bit more solid after using it for a day.
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Lvivske Avatar
23 weeks ago
Music went from 14.3.17 to 14.3.24, but see no actual changes
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Realityck Avatar
23 weeks ago

Music went from 14.3.17 to 14.3.24, but see no actual changes
Perhaps we need to keep track of that from now on. Apple TV is version 1.4.3.24 now. Music is the same, you have a typo on version. ;)
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raythompsontn Avatar
23 weeks ago

Apple today seeded the first public beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.3 update
I believe that first line should state second public beta.
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Realityck Avatar
23 weeks ago


Never seen this channel format in Audio MIDI Setup before today, new?
I don't remember seeing it before , looks like Apple wants to dress up the old App interface to look more modern. See Audio MIDI setup utility under speaker configuration.
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