DP1 Vs. Public Beta

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by ac2334, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. ac2334 macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2009
    I have decided to stick with DP1 for now because it is very stable (I am on a Mid-2009 Macbook Pro with 8 GB RAM, maxed specs. I plan to upgrade to the 2nd or 3rd public beta once others with my model report their experience.

    Is there any logic as to why a developer preview might be more solid than a public beta? From what I have read it seems that perhaps users of the public beta have come across more issues..

    What do you think?
  2. mikzn, Jul 17, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2016

    mikzn macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2013
    if it ain't broke - don't fix it! - IMHO

    On the other hand - being on the beta means risking some problems to be on the forefront.

    My Take is - Apple releases the public beta after the developers have had time to evaluate - so that would seem to me a safer place to rest?
  3. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    My guess would be (and this is pure speculation on my part) that there are simply more people using the public beta and therefore more problems cropping up as a wider variety of users test the waters on a wider variety of configurations.

    But DP2 and PB1 are essentially the same build, so there really should not be much difference at all. I stuck to the DP release just because that's what I started with. But on iOS I've actually switched to PB and notice no difference, if not a bit better performance in Public vs. Dev.
  4. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    Well comparing DP1 and DP2 I'm finding DP2 to be more buggy. So if you had a choice and want the most stable version of DP1, DP2 or PB1 then it would be better to stick with DP1 for now until DP3 or PB2 are released. And even that won't guarantee that it will be more stable than DP1.
  5. ac2334 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2009

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