When will macOS High Sierra Public Beta be available?

transistor2000

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Does anyone know approximately when the first public beta of High Sierra will be available? I heard sometime in June.

Thanks
 

EugW

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Probably next week, when then Developer beta 2 will likely be out.

I personally won't be installing it anything except for maybe an external drive for fun.
 
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Guy Clark

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Be prepared for a rough ride.

The Developer Preview 1 of High Sierra crashes during install on my Late 2009 21.5" iMac. Indications are it is Firmware related. After trying numerous times on a separate partition the result is the same both with APFS and HFC+

Hopefully this issue will be resolved when the Public Beta is released.
 

AppleComputer

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I'm so excited to hear what you guys think of the beta.
It's weird for me since this will be the first beta I miss out on - can't risk anything on this machine.
I installed it on my 2014 mac mini the day it seeded, install took a while and was very slow to login at first. However after first reboot it has been running stable without restart. I have also installed it on my 2010 mac mini and it is running boinc manager for seti@home and einstein@home and has yet to crash in the last week it has been running.

Fairly happy so far, little buggy here and there but not nearly as bad as I had expected.
 
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redheeler

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Now that Apple has released Developer Beta 2, the Public Beta is probably coming next week after a week of testing (had WindowServer crash twice for me on DP1, this has been one of the worst recent first betas in terms of stability because of the re-code for Metal, APFS).

This would also fit the "end of June" time frame.
 

benthewraith

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Now that Apple has released Developer Beta 2, the Public Beta is probably coming next week after a week of testing (had WindowServer crash twice for me on DP1, this has been one of the worst recent first betas in terms of stability because of the re-code for Metal, APFS).

This would also fit the "end of June" time frame.
I haven't had a single crash. I did clean install it though rather than do an upgrade.
 

redheeler

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I haven't had a single crash. I did clean install it though rather than do an upgrade.
Really? Just now beta 2 froze up for me and it looks like I'll have to hard reboot. I am running it on different hardware from yours, though (Mid 2012 15" Retina MacBook Pro with both integrated and dedicated GPUs, the Late 2013 13" only has integrated which makes things a bit simpler).
 

Lowe Lilliehorn

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So as we know apple...
Possibility 1:
Now we HOPE we'll see a Public Beta today, or this wek.
But since Developer Beta 2 is laggy, I think it will be released in the first week of July.
I'm not sure.

Possibility 2.

Developer Beta 3 will be released today, or this week. PB1 will be DB3.

Possibility 3.

Apple releases PUBLIC BETA, which is Faster, and better. We will get the Beta 3, after PB1.



I personally don't think the possibility 3.
I think either 2 or 1?


What do you guys think?
 

EugW

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High Sierra beta 2 update 1 is out.

Tomorrow is the last day of June. I wondering if High Sierra beta 2 update 1 will also be released as Public beta 1.

I also wonder why they call it developer beta 2 update 1 instead of just calling it beta 3.