MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 5 Released for Testing
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 5 has been released by Apple for Mac users participating in the beta testing programs.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 5 marks the second beta release of High Sierra 10.13.1 this week, with 10.13.1 beta 4 arriving alongside iOS 11.1 beta 5, perhaps indicating a quickening pace of development in the prelude to a wider public release. No known public timeline is available for the release of the final versions of the first .1 releases to Apple’s new system software, but it’s widely rumored for the new versions to debut near iPhone X public launch in early November.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 appears to focus primarily on bug fixes, security enhancements, and it’s possible he software update may address some of the lingering issues experienced by some macOS High Sierra users. Aside from bug fixes and enhacenemts to the operating system, macOS 10.13.1 will also include hundreds of new Emoji icons, including bearded person, pregnant person, wizards, dinosaurs, gender neutral characters, pie, broccoli, and many other icons.
Mac users enrolled in the macOS High Sierra beta testing program can find the macOS 10.13.1 beta 5 release available to download now from the Software Update mechanism of the Mac App Store.
As usual with system software, but especially so with beta builds, be sure to backup a Mac before installing the update.
Initially the fifth beta build is available for developers, but public beta releases typically follow soon after to other macOS beta testers.