Apple distributes fourth developer beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave

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Apple has provided its fourth beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave to developers for testing, arriving two days after developer betas for its iOS, watchOS, and tvOS counterparts.




The latest builds for Apple's operating systems are available to download via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled into the test program, or can be installed directly on a Mac running the beta software by going to the "Software Update" facility in System Preferences. Public beta releases are usually made available after the developer versions, and can be updated the same way, or downloaded from the Apple Beta Software Program website.

The fourth macOS 10.14.1 Mojave build is 18B67a, up from the third beta's build, 18B57c.

Apple has provided relatively few details about the contents of the beta builds so far, but there are some confirmed additions. Chief among the features is the return of Group FaceTime, which enables up to 32 people to be involved in the same video conference, after it was pulled from the macOS 10.14 betas just before its public release.

Social users will also benefit from the inclusion of 70 new emoji, including one that recently received some unexpected controversy. While largely included for iOS 12.1, the same emoji will also need to be in macOS and Apple's other operating systems that offer messaging services and similar features that use the symbols.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, warn users away from installing beta releases on primary or mission-critical hardware, due to the possibility of a loss of data or other issues. Users wishing to try out the betas should install them on non-essential devices, and to retain backups of their data before setting it up or performing updates.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,526member
    Mojave is running quite smoothly on my Late 2013 iMac 14,2. Yes, there are several glitches I have noticed and expect to be dealt with in future updates. Sometimes, in dark mode, Safari’s toolbar just up and decides to change colors to a bright red or yellow. Relaunching Safari clears the glitch. I sporadically get a notice asking me if I want to turn on WiFi Calling, followed sometimes by the FaceTime app launching on its own. 
  • Reply 2 of 5
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,778member
    lkrupp said:
    Mojave is running quite smoothly on my Late 2013 iMac 14,2. Yes, there are several glitches I have noticed and expect to be dealt with in future updates. Sometimes, in dark mode, Safari’s toolbar just up and decides to change colors to a bright red or yellow. Relaunching Safari clears the glitch. I sporadically get a notice asking me if I want to turn on WiFi Calling, followed sometimes by the FaceTime app launching on its own. 
    Are you seeing a refusal to launch 32-bit applications yet?  I am for the first time ever not using the Developer updates from the get-go as I still have a few utilities I use that are either 32 bit or not APFS compliant, Disk Warrior 5 is one of them which runs in Mojave and still works for correcting directories on my many RAID 0 HFS+ externals.  Today I'll be setting up an alternative boot volume for the betas but I was just curious if the 32-bit ban was in effect yet.
    edited October 18
  • Reply 3 of 5
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 3,720administrator
    MacPro said:
    lkrupp said:
    Mojave is running quite smoothly on my Late 2013 iMac 14,2. Yes, there are several glitches I have noticed and expect to be dealt with in future updates. Sometimes, in dark mode, Safari’s toolbar just up and decides to change colors to a bright red or yellow. Relaunching Safari clears the glitch. I sporadically get a notice asking me if I want to turn on WiFi Calling, followed sometimes by the FaceTime app launching on its own. 
    Are you seeing a refusal to launch 32-bit applications yet?  I am for the first time ever not using the Developer updates from the get-go as I still have a few utilities I use that are either 32 bit or not APFS compliant, Disk Warrior 5 is one of them which runs in Mojave and still works for correcting directories on my many RAID 0 HFS+ externals.  Today I'll be setting up an alternative boot volume for the betas but I was just curious if the 32-bit ban was in effect yet.
    The 32-bit ban is not in effect.
    edited October 18
  • Reply 4 of 5
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,778member
    MacPro said:
    lkrupp said:
    Mojave is running quite smoothly on my Late 2013 iMac 14,2. Yes, there are several glitches I have noticed and expect to be dealt with in future updates. Sometimes, in dark mode, Safari’s toolbar just up and decides to change colors to a bright red or yellow. Relaunching Safari clears the glitch. I sporadically get a notice asking me if I want to turn on WiFi Calling, followed sometimes by the FaceTime app launching on its own. 
    Are you seeing a refusal to launch 32-bit applications yet?  I am for the first time ever not using the Developer updates from the get-go as I still have a few utilities I use that are either 32 bit or not APFS compliant, Disk Warrior 5 is one of them which runs in Mojave and still works for correcting directories on my many RAID 0 HFS+ externals.  Today I'll be setting up an alternative boot volume for the betas but I was just curious if the 32-bit ban was in effect yet.
    The 32-bit ban is not in effect.
    Thank, but presumably, one of these updates will introduce it or have Apple relented?
  • Reply 5 of 5
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,526member
    MacPro said:
    MacPro said:
    lkrupp said:
    Mojave is running quite smoothly on my Late 2013 iMac 14,2. Yes, there are several glitches I have noticed and expect to be dealt with in future updates. Sometimes, in dark mode, Safari’s toolbar just up and decides to change colors to a bright red or yellow. Relaunching Safari clears the glitch. I sporadically get a notice asking me if I want to turn on WiFi Calling, followed sometimes by the FaceTime app launching on its own. 
    Are you seeing a refusal to launch 32-bit applications yet?  I am for the first time ever not using the Developer updates from the get-go as I still have a few utilities I use that are either 32 bit or not APFS compliant, Disk Warrior 5 is one of them which runs in Mojave and still works for correcting directories on my many RAID 0 HFS+ externals.  Today I'll be setting up an alternative boot volume for the betas but I was just curious if the 32-bit ban was in effect yet.
    The 32-bit ban is not in effect.
    Thank, but presumably, one of these updates will introduce it or have Apple relented?
    No, that is not the case. Mojave has been stated as being the last version of macOS to support 32 bit apps. No, all my legacy 32 apps run fine with Mojave, including Quicken 2007. Please provide a link that states there will be a Mojave update that kills 32 bit apps. Not true and I would assume it will be macOS 10.15 that does.
    edited October 18
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