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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.5 update to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test the software ahead of its launch. The public beta comes two weeks after Apple released the first public beta.

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Beta testers can opt-in through the Software Update section of the System Settings app. Under Beta updates, simply toggle on the Sonoma Public Beta. Note that you must sign up to participate on Apple's beta testing website.

There have been no new features found in the macOS Sonoma 14.5 developer betas so far, and Apple listed no additions in its release notes. It is likely that the update focuses on bug fixes and other small under-the-hood improvements.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of macOS 14.5
 

Realityck

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In usage beta 2 has been working better then beta 1 for me. Check your various browsers speed with speedometer3. The recent Firefox v125.0.1 is holding its own as it been made 25 % faster after compared to Safari Version 17.5 (19618.2.7.11.1) and Blave Version 1.64.122 Chromium: 123.0.6312.122 (Official Build) (arm64).

Released to devs yesterday
  • iOS 17.5 beta 2 (21F5058e) - April 16, 2024
  • iPadOS 17.5 beta 2 (21F5058e) - April 16, 2024
  • macOS 14.5 beta 2 (23F5059e) - April 16, 2024
  • tvOS 17.5 beta 2 (21L5553e) - April 16, 2024
  • visionOS 1.2 beta 2 (21O5565d) - April 16, 2024
  • watchOS 10.5 beta 2 (21T5555d) - April 16, 2024
OTA for M1 was 1.84 GB
 
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Realityck

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Comparison of 14.5 beta 2 to 14.5 beta

macOS 14.5 beta (23F5059e)
  • Safari Version 17.5 (19618.2.7.11.1)
  • System Firmware Version: 10151.120.136 (M1 based Macs)
  • Darwin Kernel Version 23.5.0: Sun Apr 7 17:43:41 PDT 2024; root:xnu-10063.120.101.0.1~10/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
macOS 14.5 beta (23F5049f)
  • Safari Version 17.5 (19618.2.4.11.2)
  • System Firmware Version: 10151.120.115.0.4 (M1 based Macs)
  • Darwin Kernel Version 23.5.0: Tue Mar 26 20:56:58 PDT 2024; root:xnu-10063.120.88.501.3~2/RELEASE_ARM64_T8103 arm64
Apple Music/TV is now 1.4.5.32 from 1.4.5.25

FaceTime

Known Issues

  • Users might not be able to approve or decline a FaceTime link call because notifications might not be received on the caller side for them to accept or decline the call. (125617787)
 
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strangeengine

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Anyone else seeing Time Machine failing to back up (endless Preparing Backup) on the 14.5 PBs?
This turned out to be a corrupted backup file. I've seen that happen a couple of times over the years with new PB updates.

Anyway, deleting the backup file and setting up a new one has Time Machine backing up again.
 
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rowi1de

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Is anyone else seeing 14.5 without being signed up for betas?

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Release notes are also super informative
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yukari

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That's not beta.
14.5 was released last week.

 
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rowi1de

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That's not beta.
14.5 was released last week.

Oh true, looks like the search https://www.macrumors.com/search/?s=14.5 and roundup were off https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/macos-sonoma/#current_version
 
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