Apple issues release candidate developer beta for macOS Ventura 13.3

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On Tuesday, Apple seeded the fifth and possibly final beta of macOS Ventura 13.3 for developers to test.

macOS Ventura 13.3 beta 5 is out
macOS Ventura 13.3 beta 5 is out

By visiting the Apple Development Center or updating Macs that are currently running beta software, developers who have signed up for the beta program can download the release candidate build. The Apple Beta Software Program provides access to public beta versions, which quickly follow developer versions.

Apple released the fourth macOS Ventura 13.3 beta on March 15, following the third beta on March 7, which replaced the second on February 28 and the first on February 16.

The fifth macOS Ventura 13.3 beta build number is 22E252, up from 22E5246b.

So far, new features in macOS 13.3 include new emoji, a renewed attempt for the HomeKit architecture, and Mastodon rich link previews in iMessage.

AppleInsider and Apple strongly suggest users don't install beta operating systems or other beta software on "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the small chance of issues that could result in the loss of data. Testers should instead use secondary or non-essential hardware and ensure they have sufficient backups of their critical data at all times.

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    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,557member
    If you read posts in tech blog forums macOS has always been a steaming pile of monkey poop from day one.  But in the real world Ventura has been absolutely rock solid on my Mac Studio Max and gets better with every update. That’s in the real world of course, not in the alternative multiverse of tech blog forums, Reddit, et al, where every release is an abominable failure of massive proportions,  bricking every single Mac ever manufactured.
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