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Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.5 update to developers, with the software coming nearly a month after Apple released macOS Sonoma 14.4.

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Registered developers can opt-in to the beta through the Software Update section of the System Settings app. Note that an Apple ID associated with an Apple Developer account is required to get the beta.

We don't yet know what might be included in macOS Sonoma 14.5, but if new features are found in the beta, we'll update this post.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Sonoma 14.5 to Developers
 

kvlq

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all i can say till now is that the battery is damn good. Lasts 25% more than on the previous sw.
 
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Realityck

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Comparison of 14.5 beta to previous releases

macOS 14.5 beta (23F5049f)
  • Safari Version 17.5 (19618.2.4.11.2)
  • System Firmware Version: 10151.120.115.0.4 (M1 based Macs)
  • Darwin Kernel Version 23.5.0: Tue Mar 26 20:56:58 PDT 2024; root:xnu-10063.120.88.501.3~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
macOS 14.4.1 (23E224)
  • Safari Version 17.4.1 (19618.1.15.11.14)
  • System Firmware Version: 10151.101.3 (M1 based Macs)
  • Darwin Kernel Version 23.4.0: Fri Mar 15 00:12:41 PDT 2024; root:xnu-10063.101.17~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
macOS 14.4 (23E214)
  • Safari Version 17.4 (19618.1.15.11.12)
  • System Firmware Version: 10151.101.3 (M1 based Macs)
  • Darwin Kernel Version 23.4.0: Wed Feb 21 21:44:06 PST 2024; root:xnu-10063.101.15~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
Apple Music/TV is now 1.4.5.25 from 1.4.4.48
 

CMMChris

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Reminder that Dev betas no longer require paid Developer account. View attachment 2364853
Always been that way. Free developer account has always been enough to get them. Or entirely account-less through terminal (seedutil) until they switched to the new update system. The only thing that changed is that Apple now prominently offers a way to select seeds right from the updater.
 

Jhonjhon236

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Always been that way. Free developer account has always been enough to get them. Or entirely account-less through terminal (seedutil) until they switched to the new update system. The only thing that changed is that Apple now prominently offers a way to select seeds right from the updater.
Not the developer betas (officially). Only access to the public beta profiles.
 

PsykX

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Reminder that Dev betas no longer require paid Developer account.
Which is a bummer, considering even final public releases are often seen by many people as betas, thanks to the number of bugs introduced in macOS and iOS in the 2020s.

I wouldn't touch this toggle with a 12 ft pole honestly.
 

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Always been that way. Free developer account has always been enough to get them. Or entirely account-less through terminal (seedutil) until they switched to the new update system. The only thing that changed is that Apple now prominently offers a way to select seeds right from the updater.
The Apple developer access for Software Downloads becomes free after Apple changed that on the 2nd day of WWDC 2023. First day of WWDC 2023 it was still $99 membership. Before that during later MacOS 13.x beta cycles they were implementing Apple ID verification for apple dev seeding, and they disabled using terminal to get around that. But there was not free dev account before that just those terminal cmds. :)
 
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Corefile

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This period from feb to the end of may is all about macOS stability and then we get to install the beta in June from WWDC and start the cycle of bugs and whining again. To quote Steve, is why we do what we do.
 
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TracesOfArsenic

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Hopefully this addresses the wild battery issues Sonoma is causing. Including the sudden, dodgy "service required" warning the moment I installed Sonoma.
 
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loby

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Sure hope they get macOS Sonoma solid enough to be the LAST Mac operating system to NOT have A.I. driving the OS and for those who don’t want A.I. to control your system or consistently “suggesting” it will do a task for you.

I will probably “park” myself on the bench and watch the development of A.I. for awhile on macOS Sonoma once the next new OS A.I. comes out. This will be the first “parking myself” on a OS since I started my computer experience (always upgraded to the “new” OS for many years).

I like the option right now to have the choice to use A.I. or not…but…once you have in the background “Big Bro” helping you and learning what you are doing to “make your experience better” without having to option to turn it off…REGARDLESS if you select “off” (like Siri is now though it still silently gathers information in the background), sticking with older systems might have to be my option.

With every firmware update, Apple is slowly eliminating the option to load an older OS on your Mac that is able too. After 2024..there will be NO new Mac without the default OS having A.I. in your Mac.

No thanks…may not be updating from macOS Sonoma
 

AndreDC

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Anyhow else getting a lot of system hangs on this build?
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