Apple today pushed out the macOS 13.4 Developer Preview Beta 3 update (internal version number: 22F5049e) to Mac computer users, 14 days after the last release.
macOS 13.4 Beta 3, like the iOS / iPadOS 16.5 Beta 3 update, does not introduce any new changes. it.com has attached the official changelog as follows:
Improved support for the macOS 13.3 SDK for developing applications for Mac devices running macOS Ventura 13.4 Beta 3. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 14.3 and is available for developers to download through the Mac App Store. For information on Xcode 14.3 compatibility requirements, please refer to the Xcode 14.3 Release Notes.
Apple Studio Display
- Apple Studio Display firmware update starts showing progress but never completes.
- Please click on “More Info…” in the Software Update Settings in Software Update Settings, uncheck Apple Studio Display firmware updates, and click Install Now.
- Fixed an issue where increasing the column count above 2 did not update the layout.
- File Bookmark
- Fixes a regression in macOS Ventura 13.3 where a security check caused bookmarks to fail to parse when paths contained Unicode characters stored using combinatorial normalisation. For example, this would prevent files in the Finder from opening when double-clicked.
- Fixed an issue where using ImageRenderer in ShareLink’s preview closure would crash a running application.
macOS 13.4 also simplifies the beta installation method:
- When Apple introduced iOS 16.4, it introduced a new beta installation method for users participating in the Apple Developer Program or Public Beta. These changes initially applied only to iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4, but Apple has now extended them to macOS 13.4 and watchOS 9.5 beta versions released to developers.
- Developers and public beta users participating in Apple’s corresponding program can turn on the beta update directly in System Settings on their Mac, or in the Software Update section of the Watch app on their iPhone. Apple’s new beta installation method replaces the previous description files used to install the watchOS and macOS updates for the developer and public betas.
On the developer side, enabling the beta now requires an Apple ID registered in the Apple Developer Program. developer descriptor files without an associated developer account are no longer available, so only registered developers will continue to have access to the developer beta. The same is true for the public beta, but participation in the public beta program is free and open to all, unlike the Developer Program, which requires a $99 annual fee.