Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

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    Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update to developers and public beta testers, one week after seeding the sixth beta and over a month month after the release of a macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update to address a bug that could cause apps to crash when receiving a character from the Indian language Telugu.

    The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed.

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    macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that weren't addressed in macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.

    The update offers support for some features that are available in iOS 11.3, like Messages on iCloud, which uploads all of your iMessages to the cloud. It will also support Business Chat, a feature coming when iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 are released to the public, and it includes support for eGPUs. Apple released release notes for macOS High Sierra beta 6 in certain countries, providing details on what's included in the update. The notes are below:
    The macOS 10.13.4 update also brings the smoke cloud wallpaper that was previously only available on the iMac Pro and it introduces a warning when opening up a 32-bit app as part of an effort to phase them out.

    In the future, Apple plans to phase out 32-bit Mac apps, just like it did with 32-bit iOS apps. Apple says macOS High Sierra is the last version of macOS that will support 32-bit apps without compromises.

    We're nearing the end of the macOS High Sierra beta testing period and a release could come any day now.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Developers and Public Beta Testers
     
  2. leVel macrumors regular

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    when was the last time a MacOS update underwent 7+ beta's?
     
  3. ButteryScrollin macrumors 6502a

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    I haven’t seen the 32 bit app notification when running the beta and opening 32 bit apps. Anyone seen it? With what apps?
     
  4. dan9700 macrumors 68030

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    Does this mean ios 11.3 wont be ready for GM soon and have another beta?
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    It means that iOS will probably get one final beta build/GM before public. So next week most likely for public.
     
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  8. dan9700 macrumors 68030

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    I kinda hoped tomorrow for all final released but the more betas mean its being polished better so not a bad thing :)
     
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    Beta (17E197a)
     
  10. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    This might be the first MacOs i've ever skipped since OS 10.0... Just too buggy with my 2013 macbook pro with 750m.
     
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    If you think they’ll talk about eGPUs at an educational event I have a platter of disappointment to serve you.
     
  12. kiddjones macrumors newbie

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    I unfortunately made the mistake of upgrading and am highly regretting it.
     
  13. iStorm macrumors member

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    Why not reinstall the previous version you had then?
     
  14. kiddjones macrumors newbie

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    I've considered it. Would at least take a full day. I'm a developer & unfortunately the amount of dev tools compatibility headache that goes into OS updates is a nightmare. This Macbook Pro has maxed out specs, cost a pretty penny. It's just a shame that a software based issue (driver) is making it perform terribly. This is the equivalent to iPhone speedgate issue (newer software purposely slowing down capable hardware), except with machines 3-4x the cost.
     
  15. verdi1987 macrumors regular

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    After applying this beta, my five external USB 3.0 drives take a very long time (several minutes) to mount upon login or wake. This did not occur with the last several 10.13.4 betas, although several 10.13.x betas have had issues with external drives not mounting or dismounting upon sleep.
     
  16. star-affinity macrumors 6502a

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    Is it about graphics slowdowns?
     
  17. TVreporter macrumors 6502

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    It bricked my iMac ... beyond repair
     
  18. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020

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    How do you know it’s buggy for you if you skipped it?
     
  19. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    I cannot get messages in the cloud to work on my MacBook Pro. Works fine on my iPad and iPhone X.
     
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    Mine is quite the opposite - you might want to toss your drives through Disk Utility First Aid to make sure they are sound.
     
  21. liberte1776, Mar 26, 2018
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    It seems it has been pulled, not showing up for me...

    Update: I had to check for updates and install from the command prompt to get it to work.
     
  22. MrGuder macrumors 68030

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    I have a 2017 15" MBP that's still on Sierra, I want to upgrade to High Sierra but not sure if it will be better or worse.
     
  23. dogslobber macrumors 68040

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    It seems like this must be a regular beta. If it was a stopper then it would have lead to a release late last week. That suggests it won't be released this week but perhaps as late as week 2 of April, but that would be surprising for a length of a point release. To beta user hitting issues, this is the reason for betas.
     
  24. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    I am with you. Apple's software quality control went from being one of the best, to where we are now, whcih is absolutely terrible.

    I am absolutely dead set on not upgrading to 10.14 next year until it reaches 10.14.4 or even 10.14.5. The numerous problems with High Sierra have caused (and still cause) me a tremendous amount of pain. I cannot afford to trust Apple anymore and for the foreseeable future, I will remain one operating system behind the current times.
     
  25. Ener Ji macrumors regular

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    It's happened before - doesn't strike me as unusual for a feature-heavy update. Most point releases are mainly bug fixes, but this one has official eGPU support which undoubtedly has some major driver and / or deep plumbing updates, plus cloud messages, a feature that is critical to get right.

    What driver / dev tool is giving you issues? I'm still on Sierra, but I was thinking of upgrading to High Sierra in another point release or two.
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    That's pretty much been my MO for the last few releases. The new features in each new OS haven't been compelling enough for me to risk compromising my system's stability.
     

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