Apple rolls out new betas for macOS, tvOS and watchOS


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Apple might have pulled its latest iOS 12 beta shortly after seeding it, but there are other updates for developers to get their hands on. A seventh beta release is now available for macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5.

As we near the public rollout of these updates this September, Apple is speeding up its beta updates. It will also be cutting down on significant changes to focus on improving performance and stability.

It’s no surprise, then, that Apple’s seventh betas — which come just one week after the sixth — don’t offer many obvious changes.

macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, watchOS 5 beta 7

The biggest changes in beta 7 are found in tvOS 12, which now includes swappable screensavers and Dolby Atmos audio. Improvements to macOS Mojave and watchOS 5 are all under the hood, however, some testers will notice that support for group FaceTime calls is missing.

Apple has confirmed that group FaceTime is delayed until later in the year, so we won’t be able to enjoy it when its latest updates make their public debuts.

With the exception of iOS 12 beta 7, which has been postponed as a result of performance issues, you should find that Apple’s latest releases are more stable than the last. You can go ahead and download them now if you’re already running previous beta versions.