Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Developers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the sixth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update to developers, one week after seeding the fifth beta and one 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.


    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 improved support for eGPUs.

    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.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to Developers
  2. martyjmclean macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2018
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Lets hope High Sierra is stable enough soon, because I’m really liking all the new features.
  3. MacBird macrumors 6502a

    Apr 1, 2010
  4. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
  5. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    There are some glitches, like the one on my 2012 13"MBP, if I wake the MBP within a few minutes after putting it to sleep it shows the desktop very briefly before going to the login screen, I have never before seen this on OS X/macOS and I have been using it since 10.0b.
    Had a few kernel crashes on one of the last beta's, one was due to Parallels Desktop, must have been doing some odd things with CPU virtualisation (don't recall what the actual name is).
    Overall it's not bad at all, but there have been better OS'es in the past.
  6. liberte1776 macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2014
  7. DaveMcM76 macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2012
    Really hope they've fixed the screen sharing issues - that has been glitchy as hell since beta 1 with connection failures and hanging if it does connect. I've had to resort to teamviewer to control my headless mac mini server...
  8. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    "Without compromises" - what does that mean, exactly?
  9. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    could this be the GM I know it still has letter a and says beta but always when the final comes out they just push another update and remove letter?
  10. Guy Clark Suspended

    Guy Clark

    Nov 28, 2013
    London United Kingdom.
    When is a Mac related subject going to make it to the main headlines and not 'other articles' after all this is MACRUMORS is it not?
  11. jasnw macrumors 6502a


    Nov 15, 2013
    Seattle Area (NOT! Microsoft)
    I asked this very question in the previous 10.13.4 beta release thread and never got a good answer. I wish you better luck.
  12. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    We must be getting close. My crystal ball tells me it'll be released next week.
  13. BaltimoreMediaBlog macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    DC / Baltimore / Northeast
    Since they fixed the processor bugs, it's nothing but spinning beachballs for me. Even APFS has gotten buggier and slower.

    With every release, the MAIL program gets worse and worse. Deleted emails keep coming back from the dead.

    But worst of all is that every update forces me to go back to a previous Mac OS to get my passwords & server settings. Why Apple somehow manages to continually erase them boggles my mind.

    And even more agonizing, I cannot report this as a bug, because how to do you report something that is GONE without a trace to even prove it was there? I just knew I could send email on these accounts before, can't now. Apple just doesn't seem to get it.
  14. Jerry Fritschle macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2004
    That’s because no one here knows, and Apple is being deliberately vague. My guess (!), though, is that the first “compromise” will be the dropping of Carbon support, which is long-deprecated.
  15. ParanoidDroid, Mar 19, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018

    ParanoidDroid macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2013
    Venusville, Mars
    Does macOS 10.13.4 eventually support DisplayPort 1.2 MST?

    That is daisy chaining Multi Stream Support via DisplayPort 1.2 by using a DisplayPort splitter hub or by daisy chain two monitors having an extended desktop on each connected external display. With 10.13.3 the two connected displays just mirror each other.

    When I boot to Windows 10, I'm able to have a dual monitor extended desktop via single cable, on macOS I only see mirrored content on each screen.
  16. Ener Ji macrumors 6502

    Apr 10, 2010
    Nobody knows as Apple is being purposefully vague. I expect we will get further clarity at WWDC, however.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 19, 2018 ---
    That's very logical. All Carbon apps are 32-bit, if I'm not mistaken, so that would seem to fit.
  17. ErikGrim macrumors 601


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    Has the OpenGL bug been fixed in this beta? Someone test XCOM 2 please?
  18. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    Six betas is getting up there. But it does hint that they are not satisfied for a public release version until they've worked on the bugs, thats a good thing! Have we ever seen as many as 8 or 9 beta versions for a minor point update?
  19. JosephAW macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2012
    Hopefully this fixes the grab app problem and preview crashing after looking at photos.
  20. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Wow, I have a LOT of 32-bit apps. Most of them are old games... but not all.

    How am I going to play Burning Monkey Solitaire on 10.14??? :p
  21. m_emelchenkov macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2017
  22. BaltimoreMediaBlog macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    DC / Baltimore / Northeast
    Can you imagine if Ford or Toyota said this?
    "Sorry, you cannot use these tires on this car anymore. The last repair to your car made them inoperable.
    But you're still free to drive the car."

    --- Post Merged, Mar 19, 2018 ---
    I've said this before. Apple is turning updates into,
    "1 Bug fixed. 2 Bugs back."
  23. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020


    Dec 7, 2014
    It’s a beta update to a minor release. No big news.

    Nobody outside Apple knows.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 19, 2018 ---
    No, but what I can imagine is another tired car analogy.

    By the way, good luck using all features on your car entertainment system if it’s more than a few years old. Same reason.
  24. Janichsan macrumors 68000


    Oct 23, 2006
    And yet, every minor beta iOS release gets featured on the main page.

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