MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 5 Released for Testing

Oct 26, 2017 - 10 Comments

iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta

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.

New emoji in iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

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.


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS, News


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  1. Figaro says:

    Talk about boring! The Linux interface beats any sleeping pill available.

  2. Daniel says:

    I really don’t know what’s happened to Apple, but ANYONE who has actually done any actual work with their mac would have found all of these bugs in half an hour. I can’t believe this was released in such a state. I’m think of Switching to something else, but I haven’t used Windows in over a decade.

    • Michael says:

      It is easy to criticize…

      It is impossible to be perfect.

      With your skill set, we could certainly use you at Apple.

      • Daniel says:

        Fair enough…

        I think Apple just set themselves a really High bar early on, and I miss the days when “things just worked”.

        Tiger converted me and I saw the light, Snow Leopard knocked my socks off… High Sierra? Well, its the first time I bought I new mac and been sad right out of the box.

  3. Lee says:

    Phones and watches, Apple is boring. I happen to work with computers and like them. Linux is now much more interesting

    • Figaro says:

      Talk about boring! The Linux interface beats any sleeping pill available.

      • Matin says:

        Linux desktop environments has more variety than other OS’s out there!
        and it’s also possible to make your own desktop from different packages and then customize it
        I can’t find any echo system like this
        how about you?

      • Joe says:

        What do you think OS X is based off? Linux and OS X have many similarities for a reason. OS X is really a modified version of Linux.

  4. Michael says:

    Might want to spellcheck & proofread this article.

    1. enhacenemts
    2. it’s possible he software

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