Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.4 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after the release of the first beta.

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

‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.4 introduces some of the features in the iOS 17.4 beta, such as new emoji characters. We don't know what Mac-specific features are included, and little else was found in the first beta.

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Top Rated Comments

Realityck Avatar
16 weeks ago
Comparison of 14.4 beta 2 to previous 14.4 beta

macOS 14.4 beta 2 (23E5191e)

* Safari Version 17.4 (19618.1.13.11.5)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.100.753 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.4.0: Sat Jan 27 14:22:59 PST 2024; root:xnu-10063.100.633~14/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

macOS 14.4 beta (23E5180j)

* Safari Version 17.4 (19618.1.11.11.3)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.100.738.0.1 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.4.0: Fri Jan 12 22:41:06 PST 2024; root:xnu-10063.100.610.0.2~19/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

* Apple Music/TV now 1.4.4.38 was 1.4.4.29

12 days later then first beta
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
16 weeks ago
build number is 23E5191e

also:

ventura 13.6.5 rc 2 is build 22G610

monterey 12.7.4 rc 2 is build 21H1111
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
16 weeks ago
Where's the Vision Pro news? MacOS is so yesteryear ;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
16 weeks ago
No OTA yet. Usually takes about 1/2 hour approx for it to show. So in about another 15 mins.
Released today to devs

* iOS 17.4 beta 2 (21E5195e) - February 6, 2024
* iPadOS 17.4 beta 2 (21E5195e) - February 6, 2024
* macOS 14.4 beta 2 (23E5191e) - February 6, 2024
* tvOS 17.4 beta 2 (21L5206f) - February 6, 2024
* visionOS 1.1 beta (21O5181e) - February 6, 2024
* watchOS 10.4 beta 2 (21T5196d) - February 6, 2024
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lkrupp Avatar
16 weeks ago

Oh, I will be fine if this week the new Beta don't mess again the Oeksound plugins for Logic Pro like the past week, and don't have to go through Rosetta again.
Give it a rest will you.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrfunnypenguin Avatar
16 weeks ago

I am currently on Ventura , trying to delay Sonoma until late 2024. When macOS 15 will be out in October I will be able to choose to go from Ventura to Sonoma or my only choicecwill be between Ventura security update or macOS 15 ?
Yes, just download the installer for it via the app store. It will still be there even if a new macOS version is released, El Capitan is still up there.
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