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Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update to developers, a week after seeding the second beta and a little over two weeks after releasing macOS Catalina to the public.

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.

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The first update to macOS Catalina is minor in scale and appears to focus on performance improvements and fixes for bugs that weren't able to be addressed in the first version of Catalina. An interim supplemental update was released just two days ago with some other bug fixes that needed to be addressed before 10.15.1 was ready.

Apple's release notes for the first beta said that the update introduces support for the AMD Navi RDNA eGPU architecture and brings some changes to Photos.

You can now filter by Favorites, Edited, ?Photos?, Videos, or Keywords in the All ?Photos? view, and you can choose View > Metadata > Titles to enable titles and filenames in the All ?Photos? View.

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 Third Beta of Upcoming macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update to Developers
 

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Apple has shipped hardware-specific macOS builds on new Macs that then gets updated to future OS updates, so there's no need to wait for any updates on their side.
Also, since MacBook Pro is a "Pro" device in a classic sense (especially if $2999 starting price rumor turns out to be true), Apple can announce it next week, but ship it at a later time when 10.5.1 is fully baked.
 
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I got so excited when I was quickly reading this article and thought I read "Nvidia eGPU" when it in fact it read "Navi RDNA eGPU". One day it'll happen.
 
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I got so excited when I was quickly reading this article and thought I read "Nvidia eGPU" when it in fact it read "Navi RDNA eGPU". One day it'll happen.

You never know, i would continue to send messages to Apple and Nvidia requesting the use of their cards with a Mac. I think Apple likes to have a lot of vendor options encase a relationship goes bad. Like Sony and Disney over Spider-man. Of course you can not have a Disney spiderman, unless the Monster Disney Buys them ;)

I had a Nvidia 1080TI for my old Mac Pro and i loved it. I sold it when i saw that it was taking to long for a better graphics card for my Mac Pro. Will my Mac Pro died after 10 year and I have this beautiful brand new AMD Vega 64 card for only $200. So I would love a Mac Pro but with a 16in Macbook pro, i can have my 42 4k monitor at home with my EGPU box, unplug it take it to work, plug it into my Work monitor and back and forth, back and forth :)
 
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The big question: Does the new 16-inch MacBook Pro or the Mac Pro require 10.15.1? If so, we're waiting for the general availability of this update.
I'm not sure they are "required", but rather it seems they are planning on shipping them with 10.15.1, given that it includes references to both machines that don't exist in 10.15.0
 
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I'm not sure they are "required", but rather it seems they are planning on shipping them with 10.15.1, given that it includes references to both machines that don't exist in 10.15.0

I am sure that they have all the hardware built and i bet that Apple has some super system software loading system. They just connect it to the thunderbolt port and download the OS to the SSD and wham, bam thank you ma'am the OS is installed and ready for shipping :)
 
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The replacement apps for iTunes are terrible and need to be addressed ASAP. They feel like early alpha versions.

this will make Catalina a hard pass for me. AppleTV is so bad and I can’t access all the content I paid for without jumping through hoops, so no way I’m trusting these new media apps.

its situations like this why I left the windows ecosystem years ago. Maybe it’s time after a few decades to take a look over the fence at all the innovation coming out of Redmond. At least their keyboard work.
 
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Using an RX5700 on the last Beta... it's awesome.

I am going to use my Vega 64 for about a year in my external egpu box and then upgrade to a new AMD card whatever is awesome at that time. But is very awesome you got the RX5700 running. I bet that is killer for video gaming, graphics editing, video editing, you name it!!!!!!!!
 
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The replacement apps for iTunes are terrible and need to be addressed ASAP. They feel like early alpha versions.
Not sure my library will ever be the same again after this update. I have 82G of stuff in Apple Music folder that isn't recognised by the music app.Despite dragging it over and using the add to library its not seen. If I download it again it appears fine in the music app but I end up with duplicates all over the place. Still tons of artwork missing and for these 2 apps are worse then the old iTunes app but only my opinion.
 
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this will make Catalina a hard pass for me. AppleTV is so bad and I can’t access all the content I paid for without jumping through hoops, so no way I’m trusting these new media apps.

its situations like this why I left the windows ecosystem years ago. Maybe it’s time after a few decades to take a look over the fence at all the innovation coming out of Redmond. At least their keyboard work.

And how many times has Microsoft put out Alpha ware to users and have you call Microsoft doctor Watson with the crash code or Blue screen codes. If it is broke feedback to Apple about what seems wrong. Hmm i am Paul revere. Well i see British landing on the shore. I hope people will find out. Think I will go back to bed, good night zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
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