Apple Seeds First macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update to developers, just after releasing the macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 update and more than a month after releasing the new macOS High Sierra operating system to the public.

    The macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 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.

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    It's not yet clear what improvements the second update to macOS High Sierra will bring, but it's likely to include bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that weren't addressed in macOS High Sierra 10.31.1.

    The previous update, 10.13.1, introduced fixes for some serious security flaws and brought new emoji to the macOS operating system.

    We'll update this post with any new features that are found in macOS High Sierra 10.13.2.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds First macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta to Developers
     
  2. ruchern, Oct 31, 2017
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    Literally update day!

    Xcode 9.2 Beta
    macOS 10.13.1
    macOS 10.13.2 Beta 1
    iOS 11.1
    watchOS 4.1
    tvOS 11.1
     
  3. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    This explains what the beta was that was appearing in updates on my 10.13.1 beta machine....
     
  4. Ener Ji macrumors regular

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    I wonder when / if the Krack fix will go out to Sierra and El Capitan?
     
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    I just went to look at release notes and there's nothing there yet. Hopefully later that document will be updated
     
  8. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    Release notes don't list anything. Even say "No known new issues"
     
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    yeah it's very strange. usually there's something there.
     
  10. justperry, Oct 31, 2017
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    Fairly big Update, 3.5 GB, not a full install, most of the times it's around 2 GB.

    Edit: that was including iTunes ~190 MB
     
  11. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    This is the first beta of High Sierra available as a combo

    But it also comes with a new thing called Bridge OS Brain and Bridge OS Update Customer:

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    I am curious what inside Bridge OS Brain and Bridge OS Update Customer, I''ll have a look into it soon after my download finishes before a restart/install.





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  13. lunarworks macrumors 65816

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    That name is certainly interesting. Bridging across platforms? In what possible way?
     
  14. tywebb13, Oct 31, 2017
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    Actually I'm going to delay installing it for a day. I want to have the public release of 10.13.1 at least for a day before installing the 10.13.2 beta - if only to back it up.

    I don't really like being on betas 100% of the time. 99% is OK, but not 100. Public releases have to be tested too. Sometimes they have new bugs not present in any of the betas. So if you are on betas 100% of the time you may miss these new bugs and not be able to report them.

    Also, looking at one of justperry's pictures

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    J137 looks like an apple product codename. But I don't know what for. If we can figure out what that codename is for this may tell us what Bridge OS is all about.
     
  15. noraa macrumors regular

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    I’m sure this would be listed in the release notes if it where the case, but has anyone installed this on a fusion drive and can it be converted to APFS? I’ve got my iMac on 10.13.1 and really don’t feel like testing a beta on it right now.
     
  16. chucker23n1 macrumors 68000

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    Bridge OS is the watchOS derivative that runs on the T1, i.e. for Touch Bar / Touch ID.
     
  17. lunarworks macrumors 65816

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    That solves that mystery. New functionality, I guess.
     
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    What's this, was it there before?

    I guess it's for the Touch Bar.
    Used to be under USB.

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    It was there before
     
  20. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe iBridge isn’t really new.

    But what it means is probably just that it is the first time it got updated.

    Question is though why? Why does it need to be updated now? It doesn’t really explain that in the seed note.
     
  21. tywebb13, Oct 31, 2017
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    Actually that might be a very big clue as to why we got the iBridge update.

    In the past iBridge was just the USB bridge for the Touch bar.

    Maybe apple’s intention is to open up iBridge to other connection types other than usb.

    So what other connection types? And why?
     
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    Touchbar Magic Keyboard with Bluetooth
     
  23. FrancoisC macrumors 6502a

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    I have the beta downloaded, but not installed yet. Quick question, where can I find this combo update on my machine? I want to poke around a bit!
     
  24. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

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    It depends on how you downloaded it.

    If you downloaded it on a system with a 10.13.1 beta or 10.13.1 public release, only the delta would have downloaded and you would not have the combo.

    But if you download from a system with 10.13, this will skip 10.13.1 and only then download the 10.13.2 beta combo.

    It will be in a numbered folder in /Library/Updates.
     
  25. Huwpne macrumors newbie

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    Dosent even appear in the App Store as an update for me yet
     

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