Apple plugs along with macOS 10.15.2 beta 4 for developers

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macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta available for developers
macOS 10.15.2 just took a step toward release.
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After taking Thanksgiving week off, Apple just introduced macOS 10.15.2 beta 4, the next iteration of Catalina.

So far, it just seems to include some tweaks for Mac notebooks and desktops, though.

Sometimes macOS betas give early access to great new features. For example, macOS Catalina 10.15.1 brought additional emoji, support for the just-launched AirPods Pro, HomeKit Secure Video and more.

But this next version doesn’t include anything like that. Apple’s official release notes for macOS 10.15.2 beta 4 show this is a classic “bug fix” update.

Or maybe Apple will surprise us and this is the update needed for AirTags, the rumored item-tracker tags that promise to help users to locate bags, keys and assorted other valuables.

How to get macOS 10.15.2 beta 4

The latest pre-release version of macOS 10.15.2 is only available for developers now, so no one who hasn’t paid their $99 annual fee to be in the Apple Developer Program can download it.

That said, the public is likely to get access to this beta soon. Possibly even today.

Timing for the full release is unknown. Version 10.15.2 has been in testing since Nov. 7, so a release could be next week. Or it could take longer.