Apple Releases First Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Public Beta Testers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released the first beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.134 update to public beta testers, two days after seeding the update to developers and a few days after releasing macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.

    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 10.13.4 introduces support for some features that are also available in iOS 11.3, like Messages on iCloud, which uploads all of your iMessages to the cloud. It will also support Business Chat, a feature coming when iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 are released to the public.

    The new macOS update also includes the smoke cloud wallpaper that was previously only available on the iMac Pro, and it introduces a warning when opening up a 32-bit app as part of an effort to phase them out.

    In the future, Apple plans to phase out 32-bit Mac apps, just like it did with 32-bit iOS apps. Apple says macOS High Sierra is the last version of macOS that will support 32-bit apps without compromises.

    Article Link: Apple Releases First Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Public Beta Testers
  2. potatis macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2006
    I thought it was said these warnings would come in macOS 10.14.
  3. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    Does anyone know if it's the same build as the developer beta (17E139j)? The developer beta has numerous issues, a lot more than what may be acceptable for general public.
  4. MacHiavelli macrumors 65816


    May 17, 2007
    new york
    Yes, it is.
  5. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    10.14 will not allow 32-bit apps. So now they're going to begin warning people in the current 10.13, so when 10.14 is released this September, people aren't surprised when their 32-bit apps stop working.
  6. Ener Ji macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    I don't think 32-bit apps will be completely deprecated by 10.14. I think they will be able to run, with some sort of "compromise." We'll probably find out what that is at WWDC.
  7. nicholasg macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2011
    Could someone check the version number of Photos please?

  8. Klaatu63 macrumors regular


    Nov 3, 2010
    New Jersey
    Photos version 3.0 (3271.12.200) it totally dorked my photos library. Thank goodness for my Carbon Copy Cloaner backup.
  9. ikir macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007
  10. dprevett1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2015
    I normally run with "use dark menu bar and dock" in System Preferences > General selected. First thing after installing the 10.13.4 beta, I observe that some menubar items are blacked out (Apple icon, bluetooth, wifi, sound); when I deselect the option they are properly displayed. I attempted to use command-shift-4 to take screenshots, but the resulting images opened in Preview display a solid blue field. I took pictures with my iphone, but when I go fullscreen on them in Photos a solid red field is displayed. This is the most extreme problem I remember seeing when installing betas, so I guess I have been pretty lucky.
  11. sliceoftoast macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2012
    In a Toaster
  12. bdct macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2015
    Is it working now?
  13. Strelok macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    United States
    The option is grayed out for me. I have it activated on my iPhone 8 Plus on 11.3 though.
  14. bdct macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2015
    ok. Thanks! I'm waiting for this feature in iMessage.
    its working now:)
  15. Your Mac Expert macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2017
    is iMessage in cloud working on Mac
  16. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2012
    I use that setting as well and all is well except for the Bluetooth icon (when BT is off). Depending on the angle of my screen, it's visible but at the angle I normally use, it is not.

    Just turned off the 'dark' option and the BT icon is still really faint (to my eyes).
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  17. JCsHands2 macrumors member


    May 2, 2013
    I’m seeing the same thing in the developer build on my 2011 MacBook Air.
  18. Your Mac Expert macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2017
  19. nortonandreev macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2016
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Don’t think so.
  20. Populus macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2012
    Valencia, Spain.
    Is APFS more stable now? Or is the same version as in 10.13.0?

    Should I format with APFS when installing on a Micron based Crucial SSD? Any experience with APFS on third party SSDs? Thank you very much.
  21. mudflap macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2007
    Possible dumb question: Are release notes available for macOS public betas? It's been a while since I ran a beta on my Mac — it's a production machine — and I can't remember if the installer displays release notes or not.
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's not really general public per se as much as those who signed up and accepted the terms of the public beta program.
  23. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Based on how Apple treats iOS 32-bit apps, I think they will just cut the support like removing a tumor, without hesitation.
  24. potatis macrumors 6502a


    Dec 9, 2006
    Ok. Earlier it was said 10.13 was the last to run 32-bit apps without compromise, 10.14 would have the warnings and 10.15 would cut the support. I guess they revised the plan.
  25. fdolbec123 macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2018
    I would like to know, did somebody notice that when iTunes bug, the spinning beachball has faded colors? I can't take a screen capture of it, unfortunately... :(

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