Apple Releases macOS 11 Big Sur Beta 5, watchOS 7 Beta 5, And tvOS 14 Beta 5 To Developers
Developers have a whole host of updates to install today after Apple made macOS 11 Big Sur beta 5, watchOS 7 beta 5, and tvOS 14 beta 5 available for download. This comes after iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 beta 5 were also made available, too.
It’s still too early to tell what might have gone into these new updates but it’s clear that Apple is getting things ready ahead of a launch to the public for all of these updates.
We’re expecting Apple to release them all in their final form within the next few weeks, so it’s likely more betas will be on the way between now and then, too.
As of right now there are no public beta updates for those who are part of their respective programs, although Apple does normally release those a day or two after the developer betas. It does that to ensure that no huge problems are found by developers before letting the public beta testers install the latest build.
Those who are registered developers can now install the updates via the usual methods, whether that’s the Settings app on tvOS, System Preferences in macOS, or the Watch app on an iPhone for those installing watchOS 7.
If you’ve been holding off installing the betas until a later release, now might be the most stable update yet. However, they’ve only been around an hour or two so there’s still time for bugs to be found. We’d suggest waiting another day or so to be sure.