Apple Seeds Fifth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

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Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra update to developers, three days after releasing the fourth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta and a month after releasing the new High Sierra operating system to the public.

The fifth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed.


macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 focuses primarily on bug fixes, performance improvements, security enhancements, and other under-the-hood changes.

The update includes a fix for a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard that protects many modern Wi-Fi networks. Using a key reinstallation attack or "KRACK," attackers can exploit weaknesses in the WPA2 protocol to decrypt network traffic to sniff out sensitive information. This attack is not possible with the patch in macOS 10.13.1.

Also new in macOS 10.13.1 is a range of new Unicode 10 emoji like crazy face, pie, pretzel, t-rex, vampire, exploding head, face vomiting, shushing face, love you gesture, brain, scarf, zebra, giraffe, fortune cookie, pie, hedgehog, and more. The new emoji are also available in iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1.

macOS High Sierra is a major update that introduces APFS, a new more modern file system, HEIF and HEVC photo and video encoding improvements for smaller file sizes without compromising quality, Metal 2, and several new features for Safari, like autoplay blocking for videos and Intelligent Tracking Prevention to better protect user privacy.

For more on what's new in macOS High Sierra, make sure to check out our macOS High Sierra roundup.

Update: Apple has also released a new beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 to public beta testers.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fifth macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
 

Amazing Iceman

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How about fixing apple mail....getting the finder to actually find something...screw the emojies....let the teens buy them at the app store....
The Notes app also has bugs.
Try using bullets, it will create ghost lines and other weirdness (which are just visual; data is not affected).
 
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Yes. Literally every single bug will be fixed come Monday.
Yes. Literally every single bug will be fixed come Monday.

I know youre being sarcastic, but the only ‘bug’ they mention being fixed is the wifi security issue. And they mention the emojies.
It would be nice to hear what else they are focused on.
Plus, theres been zero info on when apfs support might actually come to fusion drives.
 
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I know youre being sarcastic, but the only ‘bug’ they mention being fixed is the wifi security issue. And they mention the emojies.
It would be nice to hear what else they are focused on.
Plus, theres been zero info on when apfs support might actually come to fusion drives.

it would be nice for people to actually read the articles and realize when these betas are released there is no idea right away at what's being fixed. The articles are mainly cut and pasted and describe, in general, what the software release contains from the get go.

these 'oh my god, why are they just working on emojis' comments stopped being funny in June
 

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it would be nice for people to actually read the articles and realize when these betas are released there is no idea right away at what's being fixed. The articles are mainly cut and pasted and describe, in general, what the software release contains from the get go.

these 'oh my god, why are they just working on emojis' comments stopped being funny in June
It would be nice. Unfortunately, this is MacRumors.
 

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What if Apple is actually pushing emojis with every update to make people actually install the update, thus getting the security patches? I know I’m more likely to install an update if I feel a difference. Trading something broken with something else broken is not the best way to peddle something to people.
 

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They aren't pushing emoji's with every update ... they pushed them in beta 2, Macrumours and other places like 9 to 5 mac re-use articles and nonsense. Every beta article is a bunch of **** about the main update.
 
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What if Apple is actually pushing emojis with every update to make people actually install the update, thus getting the security patches? I know I’m more likely to install an update if I feel a difference. Trading something broken with something else broken is not the best way to peddle something to people.
That’s certainly obvious with iOS.
 

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it would be nice for people to actually read the articles and realize when these betas are released there is no idea right away at what's being fixed. The articles are mainly cut and pasted and describe, in general, what the software release contains from the get go.

these 'oh my god, why are they just working on emojis' comments stopped being funny in June

I didnt say theyre only working on emojies. But it would be nice to hear more than that.
 

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Why do people think it’s an either/or situation? That because an update contains emojis nothing else will get fixed? In fact as far as I’m aware Apple doesn’t even create the emoji, they just licence it and use it in their software, not as if it’s going to be using so many resources they can’t create a stable product AND have it contain emojis they don’t even create
 
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macOS 10.13.1 Beta 5 available via an update in the App Store. 2.08 GB for both 2011 MacBook Pro 17" and 2017 MacBook Pro 15". Install was relatively quick. So far all is good with smooth performance and no issues. At least in the areas that I use including Mail, Safari, Notes, etc.
 
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I know youre being sarcastic, but the only ‘bug’ they mention being fixed is the wifi security issue. And they mention the emojies.

Not sure whom you mean by "they" — MacRumors isn't Apple's PR department, and while MacRumors's beta articles always strike me as a little misleading (no, the main focus of 10.13.1 is not to deploy emoji, nor is it to fix the Wi-Fi bug — several betas existed before the Wi-Fi bug was discussed), Apple does provide release notes. Which don't mention the emoji at all, because that really isn't the point of the developer betas. The main purpose of the developer betas is to test whether your apps still work. That's why the release notes mention, among other things, what they already know does not work, so you don't bother testing that part. And the mention changes in behavior, so you know to focus particular on that. And so forth.

It would be nice to hear what else they are focused on.

It would — tell Apple that?

Plus, theres been zero info on when apfs support might actually come to fusion drives.

Not looking like that'll make it to 10.13.1. The update does include changes to Disk Utility, diskarbitrarion, etc., though, so maybe they're making preparations for that.
 

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Not sure whom you mean by "they" — MacRumors isn't Apple's PR department, and while MacRumors's beta articles always strike me as a little misleading (no, the main focus of 10.13.1 is not to deploy emoji, nor is it to fix the Wi-Fi bug — several betas existed before the Wi-Fi bug was discussed), Apple does provide release notes. Which don't mention the emoji at all, because that really isn't the point of the developer betas. The main purpose of the developer betas is to test whether your apps still work. That's why the release notes mention, among other things, what they already know does not work, so you don't bother testing that part. And the mention changes in behavior, so you know to focus particular on that. And so forth.



It would — tell Apple that?



Not looking like that'll make it to 10.13.1. The update does include changes to Disk Utility, diskarbitrarion, etc., though, so maybe they're making preparations for that.

You just gave me a lot more good info than the macrumors article did. I think it would be nice if the so-called ‘reporters’ on macrumors actually did a little digging and learned some of the stuff you have, and put it in their articles.
 
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You just gave me a lot more good info than the macrumors article did. I think it would be nice if the so-called ‘reporters’ on macrumors actually did a little digging and learned some of the stuff you have, and put it in their articles.

Yup.

They try to be among the first to report on the release, which is in conflict with a deep dive, but maybe they can split it in two articles or update it.

I'd love to see someone do some digging — even something as basic as pointing out what's in the bom, listing differences between each beta, etc. It often yields interesting info, like mentions of upcoming hardware.
 
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