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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today seeded another release candidate version of macOS 13 Ventura, the next-generation version of the Mac operating system, to developers ahead of the public release scheduled for Monday, October 24. The release candidate version comes a little over one week after Apple provided the eleventh beta to developers.


Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, the beta will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

macOS Ventura introduces Stage Manager, a new feature that lets Mac users focus on a task while keeping other apps at the ready for easy swapping between tasks. The update adds Continuity Camera, which is designed to let you use the iPhone as a webcam for your Mac. It supports Center Stage, Desk View (for showing off your desk), and Studio Light.

Handoff is now available for FaceTime so you can transfer calls between iPhone, iPad, and Mac at will, and Messages supports features for marking an iMessage as unread, unsending an iMessage, and marking as unread. SharePlay also now works in the Messages app.

The Mail app supports scheduling and undoing emails for up to 10 seconds after they're sent, and there are now Weather and Clock apps that are available on the Mac. System Preferences has been renamed System Settings, and it features an iOS-like design.

Safari supports Shared Tab Groups and Apple is working on Passkeys, a next-generation credential that replaces the password. There are updates to Spotlight, Photo Library has new features, and Metal 3 is included in macOS Ventura for better graphics in games.

For everything new in macOS Ventura, we have a dedicated roundup that goes through all of the features. macOS Ventura is set to see a public release later in October.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second macOS 13 Ventura Release Candidate to Developers
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macrumors member
Aug 10, 2021
approx 1.5gb on my Studio, 12.12GB on my M1 MBPro. Both coming from the previous beta version. I wonder why the difference?
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macrumors newbie
Jan 28, 2021
Does anyone know if this fixes the speaker cracking/popping sound when memory pressure is high?


macrumors 68030
Oct 31, 2007
Austin, TX
Really should update the title of the article because the update is going to Developers and Public Beta users as well.

Am the only one who still has non-functioning notifications in Ventura? No sound, no banners, no alerts. I have to manually check Notification Center.
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macrumors Pentium
Oct 1, 2007
already off to the races with RC2, RC1 has been smooth

Really great x.0 macOS release IMO in terms of not a rough adjustment period and issues that weren't there before. imo.

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