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.

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    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
     
  2. sakabaro macrumors regular

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    Worth the update from Sierra, or still have issues?
     
  3. skippermonkey macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  4. Xardas220, Apr 17, 2018
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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.
     
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  6. sakabaro macrumors regular

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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?
     
  7. xgman macrumors 601

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    I wish they would post the areas of focus on these like they used to.
     
  8. sprezz macrumors regular

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    You’re implying Apple is focussed on anything...
     
  9. Luap macrumors 65816

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    They are.. Yet more iOS stuff with extra Cringemoji.
     
  10. timsutcliffe macrumors 6502

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    Have they sorted an issue I have which is Apple Watch auto-unlock breaking when switching user accounts?
     
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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.
     
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    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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    Haha! Funny, but also so sad because it is so true!

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  14. pennyzee macrumors newbie

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    Agreed... I really hope they add NVIDIA eGPU support. Even work arounds have been made more difficult by 10.13.4
     
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    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.
     
  22. steve333 macrumors 6502a

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

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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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    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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