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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today released the first beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 update to developers, one day after seeding the update to developers and a few days after releasing the new High Sierra operating system to the public.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will be able to download the new macOS High Sierra beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.


Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 appears to focus primarily on bug fixes, performance improvements, security enhancements, and other under-the-hood updates. No major outward-facing features were found in the developer beta.

macOS High Sierra is an update that's designed to improve and refine macOS Sierra. Along with a new, more efficient file system designed for modern storage, the update introduces High Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC aka H.265).

Many apps have small tweaks and feature updates in High Sierra. Photos features a new persistent side view and editing tools for Curves, Selective Color, and Live Photos, while Safari offers a new autoplay blocking feature for videos and Intelligent Tracking Prevention to protect your privacy.

Full details on all of the new features in macOS High Sierra can be found in our macOS High Sierra roundup.

Article Link: Apple Releases First Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 to Public Beta Testers


macrumors 6502a
Jun 13, 2013
Hoping this will resolve my USB Headset input issue where High Sierra no longer sees it as available for input


macrumors 6502
Dec 1, 2012
Lets also hope it fixes Yahoo Mail, e.g.:

1. Can't always delete mails
2. Drafts get left in that folder, multiple copies per mail, even when the mail has been sent


macrumors 68000
Jul 3, 2008
Did they fix the vulnerability that was exposed on day one of High Sierra's release date?
Either way you're still vulnerable if you're still using Sierra. So it may take awhile before Apple would fix it, just don't download app installer outside AppStore.


macrumors member
Oct 31, 2016
Anyone else getting this update without being enrolled in the beta program?
EDIT: Nevermind, apparently I had enabled the option to show me beta updates at some point...
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macrumors regular
Aug 5, 2015
Northern Virginia
Lets also hope it fixes Yahoo Mail, e.g.:

1. Can't always delete mails
2. Drafts get left in that folder, multiple copies per mail, even when the mail has been sent

I have like, app menu windows pop open then shut immediately - cannot access options that are revealed for a second or two.


macrumors 6502a
Jan 4, 2014
I've decided to wait a while until I upgrade to High Sierra. Just seems a lot more bugs than usual reading what everyone is reporting.


May 7, 2017
Hmmm, yes MacOSX is soooo buggy. I think I will switch to windows now...

You people. Always negative.

Apart from crappy MS Office I do not have issues whatsoever.
I was being quite serious. They've gone years without fixing bugs before. And this big bug apparently affects several versions of macOS. Nowhere in my post did I mention switching to Windows.


macrumors 68000
Oct 26, 2013
Does this fix the play/pause button issue? Its incredibly glitchy, mostly doesnt work
For some reason in High Sierra they made the play/pause, back, and forward media keys work with the most recently used application (for instance watching a YouTube video in Safari) instead of leaving them as global hotkeys for iTunes. It's irritating and something I wish I could switch off.


macrumors 68030
Jul 22, 2003
Somewhere Else
Anxiously awaiting APFS support for Fusion and regular HDDs.

I'm still on El Capitan on my Mid-2010 Macbook and I have to take the machine apart to replace my keyboard here, so I think I'm going to upgrade the HDD to an SSD as well and then do a clean install after that. Might wait for a couple maintenance releases first, though.
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