Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.6 update to developers, with the software coming a month after Apple released macOS Sonoma 14.5.

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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 14.6, but if new features are found in the beta, we'll update this post.

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Top Rated Comments

Stuipdboy1000 Avatar
4 weeks ago

What about Monterey (12) and Ventura (13)?
They both got beta updates today too.

Monterey 12.7.6 - 21H1307
Ventura 13.6.8 - 22G807
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
4 weeks ago
Released to devs today

* iOS 17.6 beta (21G5052e) - June 17, 2024
* iPadOS 17.6 beta (21G5052e) - June 17, 2024
* macOS 14.6 beta (23G5052d) - June 17, 2024
* tvOS 17.6 beta (21M5045c) - June 17, 2024
* visionOS 1.3 beta (21O5747c) - June 17, 2024
* watchOS 10.6 beta (21U5551b) - June 17, 2024
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lkrupp Avatar
4 weeks ago

How stable has 14.5 been actually? I haven’t seen any complaints so I assume okay?
There will always be complaints but that doesn’t mean 14.5 is not stable. It is very stable. Of course there will always be glitches and bugs to deal with but there are no showstoppers. If perfection is what you are looking for then keep on looking. Don’t pay much, if any, attention to the rantings and blathering on tech blogs like MacRumors.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cjsuk Avatar
4 weeks ago

How stable has 14.5 been actually? I haven’t seen any complaints so I assume okay?
I haven't actually found any bugs or problems with it myself. It just works! And I sit in front of it at least 12 hours a day.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MiaBchDave Avatar
4 weeks ago

How stable has 14.5 been actually? I haven’t seen any complaints so I assume okay?
* Mail has duplicate messages when flagging in the flags folder - or bolding issues on read messages.
* Safari has several "freezes" or focus loss when refreshing a page... I.E; you can't push buttons on pages. This is new.
* Cursor loses hover state when going from resize to other state. I.E; mouse shows a divider line instead of a pointer after leaving the resize portion of a window.
* "Recents" folder actually does not always show the most recent file you may be working on... the most important recent entry needed for use.

These are all bugs that I noticed personally... off the top of my head... without even trying to think of all the bugs on 14.5 on my M1 Max MBP. Most reported to Apple. They all show major issues with regression or breaking core code with bad software engineering. Unfortunately, this is a sign that implicates management and hiring in engineering and is hard to recover from unless the corporate culture is fixed. Ask Boeing.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bousozoku Avatar
4 weeks ago
When you find the 40,000 bug fixes, I'll be ready.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)