Apple has released the second beta version of its upcoming MacOS High Sierra 10.13.4 developer update. This happens just days after the release of Beta 1, which appeared at the end of January 2018.
The Beta 2 of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 is released, with support for some of the features planned in iOS 11.3, such as iCloud messages, which uploads all of your iMessages to the cloud and keeps them in sync across all devices will support Business Chat, a feature that comes when iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 are released to the public, allowing businesses to offer a direct chat channel to their customers.
New capabilities in configuration profiles will allow admins to prevent users from immediately upgrading their Macs, iPhones, and iPads to a new operating system. This will be possible from iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4, which are currently not yet freely available but still in the internal testing phase.
Users should be prevented from installing a system update. For Mac machines, this was actually due to withdrawal of admin rights for a long time. The notes in the current "Configuration Profile Reference" show that Apple also offers new options here.
A maximum of 90 days of updates can be delayed with these actions. The updates will not be displayed in comparison to earlier. So the user will not even be tempted to ask why he can not import the update - he just does not see it.
The new MacOS update also includes the new smoke cloud wallpaper previously only available on the iMac Pro was available, and it issues a warning when a 32-bit application is opened. Apple will no longer allow 32-bit applications from the next release of macOS. The same thing happened when switching from iOS 10 to iOS 11. So developers still have plenty of time to switch their applications to 64-bit. Ultimately, iOS 11 was not a major issue, even though some apps that had not been maintained for a long time eventually disappeared from the app store.