Apple has made available to download macOS 10.13.1 beta 1, watchOS 4.1 beta 1 and tvOS 11.1 beta 1 for compatible Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV devices.
The release of macOS 10.13.1 comes only two days after Apple released macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and one week or so after initial versions of watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 were made available to public.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at what has changed both on the outside and under the hood of Apple’s latest beta seeds!
macOS 10.13.1 beta 1: macOS High Sierra builds fantastically on macOS 10.12 Sierra, but as has almost always been the case with such major OS updates, bugs and security issues still manage to creep in. This is where point updates like 10.13.1 come into play.
While it remains unclear what the 10.13.1 beta 1 packs in its codes right at this moment, we would be surprised to not see Apple patch the Keychain password vulnerability pointed out just a few days back following the release of High Sierra. In addition to that, we will also be on the lookout for features like iCloud storage for iMessage, as well as new emoji.
Those with the necessary developer privileges can grab the latest update from the Updates section of the Mac App Store right now. If you’re new to developer betas, head over to developer.apple.com to get started.
tvOS 11.1 beta 1: With the initial release of tvOS 11, users came to realize that apart from features like the new Dark mode, or support for AirPods, the platform was more along the lines of a well-planned point update.
With tvOS 11.1, we can be sure there would be a handful of bug fixes and performance improvements across the board for the Apple TV and the Apple TV 4K. We can keep our fingers crossed as we try and ascertain if Apple has indeed offered us more then what we have lately come to expect.
tvOS 11.1 beta 1 OTA update can be grabbed from the settings menu of Apple TV which has a configuration profile of tvOS beta already installed. If this is the first time you are downloading and installing the developer beta of tvOS, simply head over to developer.apple.com to get started.
watchOS 4.1 beta 1: This one is for the Apple Watch Series 3 owners, let’s be fair. Apple had announced that the Series 3 of its “most personal devices ever”, thanks to its LTE chip and the ability to function without needing to be tethered to an iPhone, would be able to stream music directly from Apple Music and your iCloud Music Library.
With watchOS 4.1 beta 1, you get exactly that! Additionally there’s also the introduction of a new Radio app which lets users stream music from Beats 1, or any other Apple Music radio station.
Beta 1 of watchOS 4.1 is available from developer.apple.com to all registered developers in possession of an Apple Watch, with those same developers able to download the new update from the Watch app running on the connected iPhone with watchOS 4 configuration profile installed.
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