MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
54,120
15,923



Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.2 update to developers, one week after releasing the first beta and two weeks after the launch of the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update.

The new macOS Catalina beta can be downloaded using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper software from the Developer Center.

macos-catalina-wallpaper-800x479.jpg

There's no word yet on what improvements the second update to macOS Catalina will include, but it most likely focuses on performance improvements, security updates, and fixes for bugs that weren't able to be addressed in the macOS 10.15.1 update.

We didn't find any major new features in the first beta, but we'll update this article if any changes are found in the second beta.

macOS Catalina is a major update that eliminates iTunes in favor of new Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, nixes support for 32-bit apps, adds a new Find My app, brings a new Photos interface, and includes multiple privacy enhancements and other app refinements.

For full details on what's new in macOS Catalina, make sure to check out our macOS Catalina roundup.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update to Developers
 
Last edited:

coolfactor

macrumors 603
Jul 29, 2002
5,135
5,562
Vancouver, BC
How are people liking Catalina? I heard a lot of concerns before its release, but not much afterwards.

Is it dramatically better? Or does it just feel incremental? How's disk usage... is a lot of space freed up after the upgrade, or is more space needed?
 
  • Wow
Reactions: Babygotfont
Comment

Queru

macrumors member
Jul 29, 2019
38
24
Can someone report if this finally fixes Mac mini issues with egpus, especially rx580? How about white screen of death via HDMI? Another week and I still cannot use my Mac mini 2018.
 
Comment

cyb3rdud3

macrumors 68000
Jun 22, 2014
1,798
735
UK
How are people liking Catalina? I heard a lot of concerns before its release, but not much afterwards.

Is it dramatically better? Or does it just feel incremental? How's disk usage... is a lot of space freed up after the upgrade, or is more space needed?
Works great. Nice and fast. Very stable. Good upgrade. No idea about space, not something I watch to be honest.
 
Comment

CBlakeston

macrumors 6502a
Jan 31, 2008
516
166
Does this fix the local search in the TV app? It’s ridiculous having to scroll manually through over a thousand things I’ve collected over 12yrs. Come on Apple, you’re better then this.
 
Comment

Babygotfont

macrumors 6502
May 16, 2016
326
281
How are people liking Catalina? I heard a lot of concerns before its release, but not much afterwards.

Is it dramatically better? Or does it just feel incremental? How's disk usage... is a lot of space freed up after the upgrade, or is more space needed?
You’re killing me
[automerge]1573679430[/automerge]
noooooooo don't di it.
Yes don’t not do it
 
  • Like
Reactions: jpn
Comment

Ener Ji

macrumors 6502
Apr 10, 2010
403
289
Rumour has it 32bit mode may make a return as an optional download in System Preferences.

Check out the latest MacOS beta.

Where have you heard that rumor? While I think that move would be welcomed, everything I've read says that 32-bit support has been fundamentally stripped out of the guts of macOS and that it wouldn't be feasible to support it via a download. Who knows, though...
 
Comment

coolfactor

macrumors 603
Jul 29, 2002
5,135
5,562
Vancouver, BC
You’re killing me
[automerge]1573679430[/automerge]

Yes don’t not do it

I currently have a 2013 MacBook Air running Mojave just fine, but very short on disk space (less than 10GB free at the moment). I need to go to great lengths to make enough space available to install a new OS, or even Xcode updates. Xcode will sit not updated for months at a time until I do some housekeeping to make enough room.

I won't be updating to Catalina anytime soon. First time that I've been "worried" about an update since 2001.
 
  • Love
Reactions: Babygotfont
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.