Apple’s beta program continues unabated Yesterday, the first trial releases for developers appeared on all Apple operating systems, both iOS 11.4.1 and watchOS 4.3. 2, tvOS 11.4 .1 and macOS 10.13.6 have been released. Today it’s the turn of the public beta testers. You get iOS 11.4.1, tvOS 11.4.1, and macOS 10.13.6.
iOS 11.4.1 is likely focused on bug fixes for all the issues caused by yesterday’s iOS 11.4 release. With iOS 11.4, the feature “News in iCloud”, AirPlay 2 and stereo support for the HomePod added.
What’s new in iOS 11.4.1 is not yet known. This also applies to the new beta versions of tvOS and macOS.
The macOS 10.13.6 Beta 1 is introduced before macOS 10.13.5 is out of beta. Actually we had expected a final version of macOS 10.13.5 for today, but it did not come. Instead, it remains at the beta 5 of the desktop operating system. It is to be expected that all of today’s beta releases focus solely on bug fixes.
The new beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or over the air, with the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store must be used. Previously, a corresponding profile must be installed on the machine for the download to be performed.
How to become an Apple Seed Tester?
To become a tester, it suffices to appleseed .apple.com / sp / betaprogram Use the blue buttons Join Now and Get Started to log in with the Apple ID and password. Another click on Accept to accept the user agreement takes you to the last page of the signup process. Now click on Enroll Your Mac under point 1 and download the Beta Access Utility on the new page, which can be executed after the download.
If you want to play the beta, you should not use an iOS device for productive use, and back up if there is important data on the device.
The Developer beta versions also appear a few days before iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS 10.14, and tvOS 5 WWDC should be presented. The features of these operating systems are, as is traditional with Apple, not yet precise information.