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Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first beta and three weeks after releasing the macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update.

The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta can be downloaded through Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed.


macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 introduces support for Messages on iCloud, a feature that was previously present in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 betas before being pulled ahead of the release of the update. Messages on iCloud is also available in iOS 11.4.

The update also likely includes bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that weren't addressed in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, but as Apple does not provide detailed release notes for macOS High Sierra updates, we may not know exactly what's included until the new software is provided to the public.

No major outward-facing changes were found in the first beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, but we'll update this post should any new features be found in the second.

The previous macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update brought support for external graphics processors (eGPUs) along with Business Chat in Messages and several other bug fixes and smaller feature improvements.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Developers
 

sakabaro

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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first beta and three weeks after releasing the macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update.

The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta can be downloaded through Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed.


macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 introduces support for Messages on iCloud, a feature that was previously present in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 betas before being pulled ahead of the release of the update. Messages on iCloud is also available in iOS 11.4.

The update also likely includes bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that weren't addressed in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, but as Apple does not provide detailed release notes for macOS High Sierra updates, we may not know exactly what's included until the new software is provided to the public.

No major outward-facing changes were found in the first beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, but we'll update this post should any new features be found in the second.

The previous macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update brought support for external graphics processors (eGPUs) along with Business Chat in Messages and several other bug fixes and smaller feature improvements.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Developers

Worth the update from Sierra, or still have issues?
 

skippermonkey

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Worth the update from Sierra, or still have issues?

My thoughts exactly. Running an old mid-2010 MacPro 12-core, with an SSD plus two HDs for storage and backups. All apps behaving themselves, pretty much, with an Nvidia GTX980Ti GPU. I'm usually all over OS upgrades, but this one seems a bit dodgy for older machines. Do the benefits outweigh the risk?
 

Xardas220

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Worth the update from Sierra, or still have issues?

My thoughts exactly. Running an old mid-2010 MacPro 12-core, with an SSD plus two HDs for storage and backups. All apps behaving themselves, pretty much, with an Nvidia GTX980Ti GPU. I'm usually all over OS upgrades, but this one seems a bit dodgy for older machines. Do the benefits outweigh the risk?

It's a beta. The second beta. Of course it has issues.
If you realy want to upgrade from Sierra to High Sierra, upgrade to the latest stable version MacOS 10.13.4.
 
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sakabaro

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It's a beta. The second beta. Of course it has issues.
If you realy want to upgrade from Sierra to High Sierra, upgrade to the latest stable version MacOS 10.13.4.

I think we meant from stable sierra to stable high sierra. Last time I've updated, I had a couple of issues. Mostly slower performance - benchmarks of the new filesystem are not appealing -, and some softwares weren't compatible yet. It was in October 2017 I've done the tests though. Maybe now everything is better?
 

xgman

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I wish they would post the areas of focus on these like they used to.
 

otternonsense

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10.13.4 had a major issue with multiple display support, and it’s rendered Duet Display for my iPad Pro unusable. The Duet support guy admitted that it broke because Apple hardcoded the resolutions in 13.4, which their team now is (unsuccessfully so far) trying to fix. Apple support of course is mum on this, and Duet cannot give an ETA for a fix.

I haven’t been so frustrated about something so seemingly basic in a long time. iCloud Messages can wait IMHO, as long as Apple does some SERIOUS debugging on their trainwreck OS and stop “fixing” things that aren’t broken.
 

TMRJIJ

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I think we meant from stable sierra to stable high sierra. Last time I've updated, I had a couple of issues. Mostly slower performance - benchmarks of the new filesystem are not appealing -, and some softwares weren't compatible yet. It was in October 2017 I've done the tests though. Maybe now everything is better?
Well, you posted in a thread regarding beta updates. It would be wise not to upgrade from Stable Sierra to Beta High Sierra
 
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TVreporter

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Still haven’t been able to restore my iMac after High Sierra bricked it. Tried every possible scenario. I got a large paperweight instead.
 

yoshi101

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I'm not upgrading until they let me use Nvidia cards in my eGPU. This feud of theirs is hurting me as an artist and it makes me real mad.
Agreed... I really hope they add NVIDIA eGPU support. Even work arounds have been made more difficult by 10.13.4
 

ikir

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I'm not upgrading until they let me use Nvidia cards in my eGPU. This feud of theirs is hurting me as an artist and it makes me real mad.
Nvidia is so behind in this they tried some PR stating their partner as an Russian hack company (Bizon). Stop blaming Apple, Nvidia drivers are terrible. In many test Vega is faster than 1080ti and at least it has pretty nice mscOS drivers, Cook OpenCL and Metal performance.
 

steve333

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Still waiting for the new file system to be compatible with spinning hard drives.
What's taking so freaking long?
 

Taubin

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Can anyone confirm if this fixes the DisplayLink issues? My wife just got a new macbook for work and cannot use an external monitor due to these issues. It's really effecting her work.
 
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Milltek

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Still waiting for the new file system to be compatible with spinning hard drives.
What's taking so freaking long?

HI Steve333,
I have a late 2010 iMac with a 1Tb WD Spinner that I now only use as part of my backup routine. I formatted it as APFS some time back. Works without any problems.
 
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