Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.5 update to developers, with the software coming nearly a month after Apple released macOS Sonoma 14.4.

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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.

We don't yet know what might be included in ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.5, but if new features are found in the beta, we'll update this post.

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Realityck Avatar
7 weeks ago
Comparison of 14.5 beta to previous releases

macOS 14.5 beta (23F5049f)

* Safari Version 17.5 (19618.2.4.11.2)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.120.115.0.4 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.5.0: Tue Mar 26 20:56:58 PDT 2024; root:xnu-10063.120.88.501.3~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

macOS 14.4.1 (23E224)

* Safari Version 17.4.1 (19618.1.15.11.14)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.101.3 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.4.0: Fri Mar 15 00:12:41 PDT 2024; root:xnu-10063.101.17~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

macOS 14.4 (23E214)

* Safari Version 17.4 (19618.1.15.11.12)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.101.3 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.4.0: Wed Feb 21 21:44:06 PST 2024; root:xnu-10063.101.15~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

Apple Music/TV is now 1.4.5.25 from 1.4.4.48
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Darren.h Avatar
7 weeks ago
Hope this is the one that cleans up the leftover bugs.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
XMI Avatar
7 weeks ago
Sigh.

Dammit Apple!!!!

[Edit: to clarify, I'm grumpy that a Trillion dollar software company is asking me to spend my valuable time beta testing for them, and they can't apparently be bothered to write any release notes to help me do that task]

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Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
And Boom Avatar
7 weeks ago
Reminder that Dev betas no longer require paid Developer account.

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Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
7 weeks ago
Released today to devs

* iOS 17.5 beta (21F5048f) - April 2, 2024
* iPadOS 17.5 beta (21F5048f) - April 2, 2024
* macOS 14.5 beta (23F5049f) - April 2, 2024
* tvOS 17.5 beta (21L5543d) - April 2, 2024
* visionOS 1.2 beta (21O5555e) - April 2, 2024
* watchOS 10.5 beta (21T5545f) - April 2, 2024
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
loby Avatar
7 weeks ago
Sure hope they get macOS Sonoma solid enough to be the LAST Mac operating system to NOT have A.I. driving the OS and for those who don’t want A.I. to control your system or consistently “suggesting” it will do a task for you.

I will probably “park” myself on the bench and watch the development of A.I. for awhile on macOS Sonoma once the next new OS A.I. comes out. This will be the first “parking myself” on a OS since I started my computer experience (always upgraded to the “new” OS for many years).

I like the option right now to have the choice to use A.I. or not…but…once you have in the background “Big Bro” helping you and learning what you are doing to “make your experience better” without having to option to turn it off…REGARDLESS if you select “off” (like Siri is now though it still silently gathers information in the background), sticking with older systems might have to be my option.

With every firmware update, Apple is slowly eliminating the option to load an older OS on your Mac that is able too. After 2024..there will be NO new Mac without the default OS having A.I. in your Mac.

No thanks…may not be updating from macOS Sonoma
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)