MacOS Mojave Beta 4 Released for Testing
Apple has released the fourth beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14 to users engaged in the MacOS developer beta testing program.
The new macOS Mojave developer beta build is 18A336e and, as is usual, has arrived before the accompanying public beta release, which is typically a labeled version behind but otherwise the same software release.
Mac users currently running macOS Mojave beta can find macOS Mojave beta 4 available to download now from the Software Update section of System Preferences. And yes, macOS Mojave has removed general system software updates from the Mac App Store Updates section and returned them back to System Preferences, where they were originally in earlier versions of Mac OS X as well.
If you’re running the macOS Mojave public beta rather than the developer beta, then the accompanying update to the public beta is also available, versioned as macOS Mojave public beta 3.
MacOS Mojave includes a variety of interesting new features for the Mac, including an all new Dark Mode theme, improvements to the Finder and Desktop, along with bringing to the Mac a variety of apps from the iOS world, like Stocks and Voice Memos. The system requirements for MacOS Mojave are slightly more strict than prior MacOS releases, but for the most part anything released halfway through 2012 or later will run the new operating system.
Most beta updates tend to focus on improvements and bug fixes, but sometimes new features and wallpapers can debut as well. In this case, macOS Mojave beta 4 includes a new Dynamic Wallpaper called “Solar Gradients” that appears to shift from various shades of blue, similar to a changing sky. If you’re not running macOS Mojave but that sounds appealing to you, you can mimic the Dynamic Desktop effect by using selective wallpapers.
The final version of MacOS Mojave has a release date aimed at this fall.
Separately, updates for iOS 12 beta 4, watchOS 5 beta 4, and tvOS 12 beta 4 are also available.