Apple Seeds Third Public Beta of macOS 14.5

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.5 update to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test the software ahead of its launch. The public beta comes a week after Apple released the second public beta and a day after Apple seeded the beta to developers.

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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.

There have been no new features found in the ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.5 developer betas so far, and Apple listed no additions in its release notes. It is likely that the update focuses on bug fixes and other small under-the-hood improvements.

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Top Rated Comments

Account25476 Avatar
4 weeks ago
I still don't get how you can release a software without including what it's containing... Truly only Apple can allow such privilege.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
4 weeks ago

Getting a bit crazy with those version numbers, eh?

* System Firmware Version: 10151.120.136.501.1 (M1 based Macs)

Come on. Is it really needing to be that granular?
Actually it's been up to that many places for system FW/OS loader versions since I started tracking this info from start of MacOS 12.3 betas thru 14.5 beta 3. ;)
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
4 weeks ago
Been using this from yesterday, been very solid. Still expect beta 4 (April 30), before a RC (May 7th). Likely this will be released May 13th.

Released to Devs yesterday

* 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: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
4 weeks ago

I still don't get how you can release a software without including what it's containing... Truly only Apple can allow such privilege.
[SPOILER="macOS Sonoma 14.5 Beta 3 Release Notes"]
[HEADING=2]FaceTime ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-14_5-release-notes#FaceTime')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved Issues ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-14_5-release-notes#Resolved-Issues')[/HEADING]

* Fixed: Users might not be able to approve or decline a FaceTime link call because notifications might not be received on the caller side for them to accept or decline the call. (125617787)

[HEADING=2]Mac (Designed for iPad) Apps ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-14_5-release-notes#Mac-Designed-for-iPad-Apps')[/HEADING]
[HEADING=3]Resolved Issues ('https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos-release-notes/macos-14_5-release-notes#Resolved-Issues')[/HEADING]

* Fixed: macOS might launch the wrong version for (Designed for iPad) apps after double clicking the icon or after building from Xcode. (121404522)

[/SPOILER]
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
luckman212 Avatar
4 weeks ago
any new emojis?? /s
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
4 weeks ago

I still don't get how you can release a software without including what it's containing... Truly only Apple can allow such privilege.
Yeah, I'm not bothering with these betas because there's no changelog and nobody seems to know what's been changed. What's the point going through an annoying software update for basically no changes?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)