Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.5 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.5 update to developers, with the software coming a week after Apple released the third 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 is included in ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.5, and no new features were found in the first three developer betas. Fresh release candidate versions of macOS Ventura 13.6.7 and macOS Monterey 12.7.5 have also been seeded to developers.

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Realityck Avatar
4 weeks ago
Builds seem to point to a RC May 7th with the public release being May 13th.

To Devs today

* iOS 17.5 beta 4 (21F5073b) - April 30, 2024
* iPadOS 17.5 beta 4 (21F5073b) - April 30, 2024
* macOS 14.5 beta 4 (23F5074a) - April 30, 2024
* tvOS 17.5 beta 4 (21L5567a) - April 30, 2024
* visionOS 1.2 beta 4 (21O5580a) - April 30, 2024
* watchOS 10.5 beta 4 (21T5571a) - April 30, 2024

As usual have to wait about 1/2 hour for MacOS OTA to show up.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bcomer Avatar
4 weeks ago
Fix the 2019 and later Mac Pro PCI\SSD mounting issue. Disgraceful that this has not been fixed.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mac-hummer Avatar
4 weeks ago
No new features = Good news.

If they are focusing on fixes then it's time for me to say good bye to Ventura.
Same will happen to iOS 16 ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
4 weeks ago

Where in the builds do you see the so called indication that a public release is coming the 13th?
History of previous x.5 beta cycle seeding, build ID changing, MacOS specific item versions. Dev Betas are most commonly released on Tuesdays, initial RC's also, public release most often occurs on a Monday.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
4 weeks ago
The Ventura and Monterey ones are as follows:

13.6.7 RC 4 build 22G718
12.7.5 RC 4 build 21H1220

There is also an audioOS 17.5 beta 4 build 21L5567a
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Queen6 Avatar
4 weeks ago

Still no new features?
Bug fixes are a good thing though…
Good, Apple needs to focus on fixing issues before it adds more into the mix. Already too much bloat with macOS now, if anything it needs thinning out...

Q-6
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)