MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Beta 1 Released for Testing
Apple has released the first beta build of macOS 10.13.3 High Sierra to users enrolled in the beta testing program for the Mac operating system.
The macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta 1 release focuses on bug fixes, enhancements, and other improvements to the MacOS High Sierra release.
Though not specifically mentioned, it’s possible some of the lingering issues reported with macOS High Sierra will be addressed in the 10.13.3 version.
Users who are enrolled in the Mac beta testing program can find the macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 beta update available now via the Mac App Store Updates tab.
Anyone can enroll to participate in the public beta testing programs for macOS and iOS, but doing so is generally not recommended as beta software is notoriously unreliable as the bugs and quirks are worked out during the development process. Additionally, anyone can sign up to participate in the Apple Developer beta testing program, though unlike the free public beta, the Apple Developer program requires an annual $99 fee for access. The Apple Developer program also allows for users to submit apps to the App Store, however.
The freshly released macOS 10.13.2 update is currently the most recent final build available for MacOS High Sierra users, and Mac users running prior system software will find security updates available for El Capitan and Sierra.
Presumably an iOS 11.3 beta 1 update will be released soon for iPhone and and iPad beta testers as well.
Apple typically goes through several beta builds before releasing a final public version, suggesting that macOS 10.13.3 could be reasonably expected to be released for the general Mac using public sometime in the early months of 2018.