Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS Ventura 13.2

Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS Ventura 13.2

Apple today seeded the first public beta of macOS Ventura 13.2 to public beta testers. The first developer beta was released on Wednesday.

Registered Public Beta Testers can download and install the macOS Ventura 13.1 public betas through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile.

Mac users who want to be a part of Apple’s beta testing program can sign up to participate on the Apple Beta Software Program website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS betas.

The software includes support for physical Security Keys for adding an additional layer of protection to an Apple ID.

The feature, which supports FIDO Certified security keys and will be introduced to the public in 2023, will provide users with the option to add a third-party security key to their account, which will be required for authentication when logging into a new device or otherwise accessing an ‌Apple ID‌.

The Security Key replaces the verification codes that are currently sent to Apple devices when logging into another device. Apple says that physical security keys provide strong protection against phishing and unauthorized account access.

macOS Ventura is compatible with the following Mac models:

  • iMac 2017 and later
  • Mac Pro 2019 and later
  • iMac Pro 2017
  • Mac mini 2018 and later
  • MacBook Air 2018 and later
  • MacBook 2017 and later
  • MacBook Pro 2017 and later

As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on their daily driver Mac, instead only installing betas on devices set aside for testing purposes.