Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.5 update to developers, with the software coming a week after Apple released the second 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.

We don't yet know what might be included in ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.5, and no new features were found in the first two developer betas.

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Top Rated Comments

lkrupp Avatar
5 weeks ago
"We don't yet know what might be included in ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.5, and no new features were found in the first two developer betas."

As for me and mine we much prefer performance, security improvements and bug fixes to any new features. But Sonoma 14.4.1 is running very sweet on my M1 Studio Max anyway. And I’m very positive my experience is the same as that of the vast, vast majority of Mac users.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
5 weeks ago
Stilll waiting for the OTA
Released to Devs today

* iOS 17.5 beta 3 (21F5063f) - April 23, 2024
* iPadOS 17.5 beta 3 (21F5063f) - April 23, 2024
* macOS 14.5 beta 3 (23F5064f) - April 23, 2024
* tvOS 17.5 beta 3 (21L5558d) - April 23, 2024
* visionOS 1.2 beta 3 (21O5570d) - April 23, 2024
* watchOS 10.5 beta 3 (21T5560d) - April 23, 2024
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mindwork Avatar
5 weeks ago
Looks like AdGuard is broken on this beta. Even nightly version.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
5 weeks ago

There's no such thing as audioOS, it's just tvOS and has been for like years now. Look at build numbers
The fork is tvOS which is why they usually have the same build numbers. But audioOS hasn't always been released at the same time as tvOS. So they are not the same. In fact the fork used to be iOS.

Here is more info about audioOS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AudioOS

And if you still think they are the same here is an ultimate test.

Download https://updates.cdn-apple.com/2024WinterFCS/fullrestores/032-53442/00CC3DD6-C14A-4674-BD82-5B4B4B1432C8/AudioAccessory5,1_17.4_21L227_Restore.ipsw and see if you can use it to restore an apple tv.

You won't!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
5 weeks ago
There is also

macOS 13.6.7 RC 3 Build 22G716

macOS 12.7.5 RC 3 Build 21H1216

audioOS 17.5 Beta 3 Build 21L5558d
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
5 weeks ago
Comparison of 14.5 beta 3 to 14.5 beta 2

macOS 14.5 beta 3 (21L5558d)

* Safari Version 17.5 (19618.2.10.11.4)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.120.136.501.1 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.5.0: Sat Apr 13 17:32:18 PDT 2024; root:xnu-10063.120.104~34/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

macOS 14.5 beta 2 (23F5059e)

* Safari Version 17.5 (19618.2.7.11.1)
* System Firmware Version: 10151.120.136 (M1 based Macs)
* Darwin Kernel Version 23.5.0: Sun Apr 7 17:43:41 PDT 2024; root:xnu-10063.120.101.0.1~10/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64

Apple Music/TV is now 1.4.5.36 from 1.4.5.32
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)