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Apple today released the second beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update to public beta testers, two weeks after releasing the first public beta and a day after releasing the second beta for developers.

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.

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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.

No notable features or changes were discovered in the first two betas of macOS 10.13.6 provided to developers, suggesting the new software focuses on bug fixes and other under-the-hood updates.

macOS 10.13.6 is likely to be one of the last updates to macOS High Sierra, as Apple is transitioning to macOS Mojave. macOS Mojave was unveiled last week at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Article Link: Apple Releases Second Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to Public Beta Testers
 

posguy99

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I'll bite... why would anyone, not already using HS, want to bother with it now? If you're already using it, you've already moved through the pain, but otherwise... why?
 
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loby

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Apple today released the second beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update to public beta testers, two weeks after releasing the first public beta and a day after releasing the second beta for developers.

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.

macos-high-sierra.jpg

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.

No notable features or changes were discovered in the first two betas of macOS 10.13.6 provided to developers, suggesting the new software focuses on bug fixes and other under-the-hood updates.

macOS 10.13.6 is likely to be one of the last updates to macOS High Sierra, as Apple is transitioning to macOS Mojave. macOS Mojave was unveiled last week at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

Article Link: Apple Releases Second Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to Public Beta Testers

Looks like they want to finish up on High Sierra quickly, but I hope they are just trying to get a final last offering that will be stable enough for all of us that went through the pain of this year of the OS being “high” on something with things working and then next version breaking or not working.
 
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Populus

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Not system-wide but it works through iTunes if you listen to Apple Music and stereo-paired HomePods, assuming you meant AirPlay 2.
Oh damn... yes, I meant AirPlay 2. It is not the first time I say AirPort... and I don't know even what it is!

Well, I was interested in system-wide, you know, being able to output all the audio through speakers like Sonos One. Yes, I know the Sonos app is able to reproduce my library, but I wanted to output all the Mac audio through AirPlay 2 to a Sonos One, HomePod, or whatever AirPlay 2 device.
 
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pubwvj

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The #1 thing I and a lot of users want to see is support for legacy software. Specifically in my case of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS4. Just because Apple is changing the work bench every year doesn't mean I want to be buying all my tools over again. I would love to see Apple offer support for all software all the way back to the original Mac. They have the skills, the knowledge and the money, great gobs of money, as well as the computing power to do emulation of everything. There is a tremendous amount of wonderful legacy software, especially in the educational field that has never been recreated for the new OSs.
 
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jhonperker

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Very good news for people. I am very happy about this new release, Apple is very quick to release this 2nd version. I did not know this news but after reading now I am downloading this. But to the process of download, some technical issue found that time you need to contact
Apple Support Australia they told you the right process.

Apple Support Australia
 
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CharlesS

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I'll bite... why would anyone, not already using HS, want to bother with it now? If you're already using it, you've already moved through the pain, but otherwise... why?
macOS 10.13.6 includes support for the Hardened Runtime that was announced with Mojave, so if you are building support for HR into your app and you are targeting High Sierra, the 10.13.6 beta gives you an opportunity to test it there to make sure it'll actually work.
 
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oneplane

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The #1 thing I and a lot of users want to see is support for legacy software. Specifically in my case of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS4. Just because Apple is changing the work bench every year doesn't mean I want to be buying all my tools over again. I would love to see Apple offer support for all software all the way back to the original Mac. They have the skills, the knowledge and the money, great gobs of money, as well as the computing power to do emulation of everything. There is a tremendous amount of wonderful legacy software, especially in the educational field that has never been recreated for the new OSs.

Sounds more like something Adobe could/should fix.
 
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MacGizmo

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As OnePlane stated, this is an Adobe issue, not an Apple issue. And quite frankly, Adobe shouldn't be held responsible for making 10+ year old software work on modern equipment. If you don't want to pay a few hundred dollars for software updates, then stop buying multi-thousand-dollar equipment updates.
 
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Gravydog316

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Anyone know why Apple stopped listing the changes they made with each update/release?
I get a kick out of reading changes to apps/Apple release lol
What the heck are "minor changes"??
 
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