RC 2 of macOS Big Sur 11.5 Released for Testing
Apple has released a second Release Candidate build for macOS Big Sur 11.5 to Mac users participating in the Big Sur beta testing programs.
The Big Sur 11.5 Release Candidate 2 arrives as build number 20G71, and came alongside the final iOS 14.7 update which was concurrently released to the general public.
No major new features are expected in macOS 11.5 Big Sur, but the current beta version includes minor changes to Podcasts app, Music app, and a few bug fixes. Because the release is in active development, it’s possible some additional changes will be made before it’s released to the general public.
Remember, Big Sur beta is separate from the concurrent MacOS Monterey, which is currently on beta 3.
Users who are enrolled in the Big Sur beta testing programs can find the latest RC 2 build available to download from the Software Update preference panel on an eligible Mac.
A second RC build likely indicates the final version is just around the corner, perhaps in the coming week or two.