Apple Releases macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Beta 1

Apple may have only made macOS 10.15 Catalina available to the public a couple of days ago, but it’s already hard at work on the next update. The company has already made macOS 10.15.1 available to developers. They can now test the beta ahead of its official release.

We don’t yet know what has changed in this release, but we’d suspect that it’s choc-full of bug fixes and performance improvements, at least, given our experiences with Catalina so far, that’s what we’re hoping for. It’s likely these are fixes that just weren’t quite ready before 10.15 was ready to rock and roll.

The move to macOS 10.15 Catalina is a relatively big one that changes some fundamental things about the experience that users have been used to over the years. There’s no iTunes this time around, with Podcasts, Music, and TV replacing it. Anyone wanting to restore an iPhone or iPad will now do so via Finder, too.

Apple has also killed off all 32-bit apps with this release. Anyone who relies on such an app is advised to hold of updating until those apps have been updated. And if the apps are abandoned, you’d probably be best served finding a replacement sooner rather than later. Support for 32-bit apps isn’t coming back, after all.

It’s likely more beta versions of macOS 10.15.1 will be released before it makes its way into the public domain, so we’ll keep our ears to the ground for that.

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