Apple Seeds Third Public Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.3

Apple today seeded the third public beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.3 update, allowing non-developers to test out the software ahead of its release. The third public beta comes a week after the second 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 clicked 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 later in January.

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Realityck Avatar
22 weeks ago
From dev seed thread

Comparison of 14.3 beta 3 to previous 14.3 beta 2

macOS 14.3 beta 3 (23D5051b)

* Safari Version 17.3 (19617.2.4.11.5)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.81.1 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.3.0: Thu Jan 4 13:53:24 PST 2024; root:xnu-10002.81.5~13/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

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

* Apple Music/TV is now 1.4.3.27 from 1.4.3.24.

This is just as solid as beta 2 was, go ahead try it out. RC is likely next.
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Realityck Avatar
22 weeks ago

i wonder if this will stable enough for me to upgrade from ventura
Yes It is solid enough. The 17.3 beta cycle was a short term bug fix cycle.
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i4k20c Avatar
22 weeks ago
i wonder if this will stable enough for me to upgrade from ventura
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i4k20c Avatar
22 weeks ago

Yes It is solid enough. The 17.3 beta cycle was a short term bug fix cycle.
awesome. i've been holding out on updating my macbook pro but i think once this update comes through, i'll go ahead with the update!
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