Apple seeds new beta for macOS Catalina 10.15.1


macOS Catalina is here. But proceed from Mojave with caution.
macOS Catalina is here. But proceed from Mojave with caution.
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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s big beta dump, Apple is back with one more beta software update for macOS Catalina.

macOS 10.15.1 beta 3 was seeded to developers this morning, bringing a host of new bug fixes for the Mac following the public launch of macOS Catalina just earlier this month.

Registered developers can download macOS 10.15.1 beta 3 from the online Apple developer portal. If you have the previous beta installed, you can hit the Software Update option from the About This Mac section in your Apple menu. Judging by how quickly Apple has been putting out public betas lately, public testers could get their hands on the update as soon as later today.

What’s new in macOS Catalina 10.15.1?

Unlike the iOS 13.2 betas, this first macOS Catalina update is fairly minor and only contains a couple of new features. Most of the update is focused on under-the-hood improvements. Apple hasn’t even added the new Unicode 12 emoji characters yet.

Release notes for macOS 10.15.1 beta 3 don’t mention anything majorly different from the previous beta build. The update adds support for AMD Navi RDNA architecture. The Photos app added a new option that lets you filter by Favorites, Edited, Photos, Videos or Keywords in the All Photos view. You also can choose View > Metadata > Titles to enable titles and filenames in the new All Photos view.


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