Apple offers fifth beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave to developers for testing

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in macOS edited October 23
Apple has rolled out a new beta of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave for testing by developers enrolled into the pre-release shakedown program, one day after providing fifth-generation betas of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1.




The new builds are available to download via the Apple Developer Center by those taking part in the test program, though participants can also install the latest build by going to the "Software Update" facility in System Preferences. The public beta release is typically issued within a few days of the developer version, and can be acquired from the Apple Beta Software Program website, or updated by the same mechanism.

The fifth build of macOS 10.14.1 Mojave is 18B73a, replacing the fourth build, 18B67a.

Relatively few details about what Apple is adding to macOS in this release are known, but there are some additions that have already been revealed.

Group FaceTime, a feature that allows for up to 32 people to take part in the same video call, has made a reappearance after being pulled before the macOS 10.14 release. Similar to Group FaceTime on iOS 12.1, it has re-entered the betas for further testing before being made available for use by the general public.

Another addition to macOS is an extra 70 emoji, including the controversial bagel. For the most part, this is included so macOS matches iOS 12.1's emoji list, so users of both operating systems will see the same emoji symbols in messages.

Both AppleInsider and Apple itself advise users avoid installing beta releases on mission-critical hardware, due to the risk of data loss. Those seeking to try out beta software should do so on secondary non-essential devices, and to keep up-to-date backups of any important data before installing or updating the software.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,516member
    The controversy over how the bagel emoji looks says a lot about the state of Apple commentary in general. I think trivial niggling would be a good description.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,516member
    For all the whining about the state of the Mac here on AI there are never any comments about macOS beta releases. Nobody cares?
  • Reply 3 of 7
    ivanhivanh Posts: 236member
    Older Macs are being ignored or planned obsolescence by Apple because they cannot upgrade to the Mojave. I know many aged people are still using their 10-, 15-year-old notebooks on Microsoft Windows 10 with the comfort of at least securely managing their bank and financial accounts. But many others who are using Macs.... are so worry that their passwords and security information will be stolen one day because their Macs are not security patched and the macOS are still staying at the last available versions all the way back 5-7 years ago.  Many of them are pensioners and still driving their 30-year-old cars. They asked what they can do. Apple, what is your answers to them?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    ivanhivanh Posts: 236member
    You bought a car 5 years ago, and the software were found faulty and could make the car unsafe to run on the road while the hardware are still in great condition. The government will ask the car manufacturer to recall the car and install patches. Right?
    You bought a Mac 5 years ago, and the macOS had stopped updated and proved unsafe to use while the hardware are still in great condition. Why governments in the world couldn’t ask Apple to recall those unsafe Macs and give security patches?
    Persuade me.  
    Potential or existing Mac users, are you determine to replace your next Mac in 5 years no matter what your financial situation will be by that time?
  • Reply 5 of 7
    ivanh said:
    Older Macs are being ignored or planned obsolescence by Apple because they cannot upgrade to the Mojave. I know many aged people are still using their 10-, 15-year-old notebooks on Microsoft Windows 10 with the comfort of at least securely managing their bank and financial accounts. But many others who are using Macs.... are so worry that their passwords and security information will be stolen one day because their Macs are not security patched and the macOS are still staying at the last available versions all the way back 5-7 years ago.  Many of them are pensioners and still driving their 30-year-old cars. They asked what they can do. Apple, what is your answers to them?
    ivanh said:
    You bought a car 5 years ago, and the software were found faulty and could make the car unsafe to run on the road while the hardware are still in great condition. The government will ask the car manufacturer to recall the car and install patches. Right?
    You bought a Mac 5 years ago, and the macOS had stopped updated and proved unsafe to use while the hardware are still in great condition. Why governments in the world couldn’t ask Apple to recall those unsafe Macs and give security patches?
    Persuade me.  
    Potential or existing Mac users, are you determine to replace your next Mac in 5 years no matter what your financial situation will be by that time?
    Apple's answer is they release critical Security Updates for previous versions of macOS as necessary. OS X 10.11 El Capitan got Security Updates in June of this year alongside Sierra and High Sierra and it's 3 years old, and is supported on Macs going back to 2007, 11 years ago.

    This information is easily available on Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X_El_Capitan

    Nice FUD.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    ivanh said:
    Older Macs are being ignored or planned obsolescence by Apple because they cannot upgrade to the Mojave. I know many aged people are still using their 10-, 15-year-old notebooks on Microsoft Windows 10 with the comfort of at least securely managing their bank and financial accounts. But many others who are using Macs.... are so worry that their passwords and security information will be stolen one day because their Macs are not security patched and the macOS are still staying at the last available versions all the way back 5-7 years ago.  Many of them are pensioners and still driving their 30-year-old cars. They asked what they can do. Apple, what is your answers to them?
    ivanh said:
    You bought a car 5 years ago, and the software were found faulty and could make the car unsafe to run on the road while the hardware are still in great condition. The government will ask the car manufacturer to recall the car and install patches. Right?
    You bought a Mac 5 years ago, and the macOS had stopped updated and proved unsafe to use while the hardware are still in great condition. Why governments in the world couldn’t ask Apple to recall those unsafe Macs and give security patches?
    Persuade me.  
    Potential or existing Mac users, are you determine to replace your next Mac in 5 years no matter what your financial situation will be by that time?
    Apple's answer is they release critical Security Updates for previous versions of macOS as necessary. OS X 10.11 El Capitan got Security Updates in June of this year alongside Sierra and High Sierra and it's 3 years old, and is supported on Macs going back to 2007, 11 years ago.

    This information is easily available on Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X_El_Capitan

    Nice FUD.
    Apple only supports the last two releases with security updates.  That June update for El Cap was its last.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    bonobob said:
    ivanh said:
    Older Macs are being ignored or planned obsolescence by Apple because they cannot upgrade to the Mojave. I know many aged people are still using their 10-, 15-year-old notebooks on Microsoft Windows 10 with the comfort of at least securely managing their bank and financial accounts. But many others who are using Macs.... are so worry that their passwords and security information will be stolen one day because their Macs are not security patched and the macOS are still staying at the last available versions all the way back 5-7 years ago.  Many of them are pensioners and still driving their 30-year-old cars. They asked what they can do. Apple, what is your answers to them?
    ivanh said:
    You bought a car 5 years ago, and the software were found faulty and could make the car unsafe to run on the road while the hardware are still in great condition. The government will ask the car manufacturer to recall the car and install patches. Right?
    You bought a Mac 5 years ago, and the macOS had stopped updated and proved unsafe to use while the hardware are still in great condition. Why governments in the world couldn’t ask Apple to recall those unsafe Macs and give security patches?
    Persuade me.  
    Potential or existing Mac users, are you determine to replace your next Mac in 5 years no matter what your financial situation will be by that time?
    Apple's answer is they release critical Security Updates for previous versions of macOS as necessary. OS X 10.11 El Capitan got Security Updates in June of this year alongside Sierra and High Sierra and it's 3 years old, and is supported on Macs going back to 2007, 11 years ago.

    This information is easily available on Wikipedia:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X_El_Capitan

    Nice FUD.
    Apple only supports the last two releases with security updates.  That June update for El Cap was its last.
    That doesn't contradict what I wrote. 
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