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Apple Seeds macOS Ventura 13.4 Release Candidate to Developers for Testing

Apple Seeds macOS Ventura 13.4 Release Candidate to Developers for Testing

Apple on Tuesday seeded the release candidate of macOS Ventura 13.4 to developers for testing. The new RC comes one week after the fourth macOS Ventura 13.4 beta.

The RC of macOS Ventura 13.4 can be downloaded by developers through the Apple Developer Center and once the correct profile is installed, succeeding betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

macOS Ventura 13.4 brings a new beta installation method allowing developers and public beta testers to opt-in to receive beta updates without the need for a profile to be installed on their device. For developers, an Apple ID needs to be associated with a developer account to get access to a developer beta, while public beta testers need to sign up on Apple’s public beta website with their ‌Apple ID‌ and then elect to receive beta updates using the System Settings app.

From the macOS Ventura‌ 13.4 release notes:

macOS Ventura 13.4 includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
– Sports feed in the sidebar of Apple News gives easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more, for the teams and leagues you follow
– My Sports score and schedule cards in Apple News take you directly to game pages where you can find additional details about specific games
– Resolves an issue where Auto Unlock with Apple Watch does not log you into your Mac
– Fixes a Bluetooth issue where keyboards connect slowly to Mac after restarting
– Addresses a VoiceOver issue with navigating to landmarks on webpages
– Fixes an issue where Screen Time settings may reset or not sync across all devices

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

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 or release candidates on their daily driver Mac, instead only installing betas on devices set aside for testing purposes.