Apple seeds macOS 10.12.4 beta 5 to developers


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A new macOS beta is out.
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Registered Apple developers received some new beta software from Apple today with the release of macOS 10.12.4 beta 5.

The new beta comes one week after Apple released macOS 10.12.4 beta 5, bringing a number of new bug fixes and performance improvements to the Mac.

Developers can grab the new macOS beta directly from Apple’s online developer portal. It can also be installed via the Software Update option in the Mac App Store if you have the previous build of macOS 10.12.4 installed.

What’s inside?

One of the biggest new features in macOS 10.12.4 is the addition of Night Shift mode that came to iOS devices last year. Other improvements include cricket scores for Siri, Shanghainese dictation support, improved PDFKit APIs, and more.

Apple is also working on beta builds for iOS 10.3, tvOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.2. All three updates bring minor improvements like Find My AirPods, iCloud calls for Verizon, a secret one-handed keyboard for iPads, CarPlay tweaks, the new Apple File system, and much more.

A public release for all four software updates should be on the horizon now that a couple of betas have come out for each platform. Apple is rumored to be planning an event in March which could be a great time for new software to come out.