Second Public Beta of macOS Ventura 13.5 Released
Apple has released the second beta of macOS Ventura 13.5 to its public beta testing group, allowing the general public to experiment with the software before its official launch. This release follows a few days after Apple provided the second beta to developers. Public beta testers can download the macOS 13.5 Ventura update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple’s beta software website.
Features and Expectations for macOS Ventura 13.5
There is no information available regarding what features are included in macOS Ventura 13.5, and no notable new features were discovered in the developer betas. Apple is expected to unveil macOS 14 at WWDC in just a few days, and macOS 13.5 should serve as one of the last updates to Ventura before the public release of macOS 14 later this year.
Download and Installation
To access the second public beta of macOS Ventura 13.5, testers can download the update through the Software Update section in the System Preferences app. Before doing so, it is necessary to install the proper profile from Apple’s beta software website. Once the profile is installed, the beta update should be available in the new Beta Updates tab under macOS 13 Public Beta. After selecting the update, users must install and restart their Mac to complete the process.
Participation in Apple Beta Software Program
As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, users can enroll their devices to access public betas and try out the latest features. Feedback can be provided directly to Apple using the Feedback Assistant app, allowing developers to make improvements before the official software release. To participate, users must sign up on the Apple Beta page and register with their Apple ID or sign in if they have previously registered. From there, they can proceed to enroll their Mac under the macOS tab and follow the download and installation steps mentioned earlier.
Content and Features of macOS Ventura 13.5
As of now, Apple has not provided any specific release notes regarding the content and features included in the macOS Ventura 13.5 beta. Additionally, no notable new features have been identified in the developer betas. However, the upcoming macOS 14 release this fall is expected to bring several enhancements and new features, as Apple shifts its focus towards the next major macOS installment.
Prior Release: macOS Ventura 13.4
Before the release of the macOS Ventura 13.5 beta, Apple had rolled out Ventura 13.4 to the general public. The 13.4 version brought a new Sports feed for Apple News, bug fixes, and security updates, offering users an improved experience and enhanced device security.
Upcoming macOS Releases
With the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) scheduled for June 5th, Apple is expected to unveil the next major version of macOS, macOS 14. This potentially groundbreaking release will introduce new features, improvements, and enhancements to redefine the Mac experience for users.
macOS 13.5 as Transitionary Update
As anticipation builds for macOS 14, the release of macOS Ventura 13.5 serves as one of the final updates for the current version. While macOS Ventura 13.5 might not contain significant new features, it functions as a bridge to tide over users until the official public release of macOS 14 later this year.