MacOS Ventura Beta 6 Available to Download
Apple has released MacOS Ventura beta 6 for users enrolled in the Mac beta testing program for system software. The 6th beta arrives several weeks after the fifth beta, perhaps suggesting some more significant changes were made.
Usually the developer beta rolls out first and is soon followed by the same build as a public beta version, so if you’re in the latter have some patience and the update will become available to you as well, usually within a day or less.
Mac users who are currently running macOS Ventura beta can find macOS Ventura 13 beta 6 available to download now in the Software Update mechanism, available via Apple menu > System Settings > Software Update.
MacOS Ventura brings some changes and new features to the Mac. For example, Stage Manager is a new multitasking interface that is accessible via Control Center, a completely redesigned System Preferences interface which is now called System Settings and looks like it was copy/pasted from the iOS world, the Mac gains the ability to use an iPhone as an external web camera with Continuity Camera, iMessages can be edited after they are sent, FaceTime calls gain Handoff support, Mail app supports the unsending of emails and scheduling of emails, Clock app comes to Mac, Weather app also arrives on the Mac, along with other smaller changes and refinements to the Mac operating system.
More advanced Mac users who are adventurous can always choose to install the macOS Ventura public beta onto a Mac if they’re curious in testing out the new operating system, but it’s not recommended for the vast majority of users due to the buggy nature of beta system software.
Apple has said the final version of macOS Ventura will be available in the fall.
You can see a list of macOS Ventura compatible Macs if you are not sure if your Mac will be able to run the operating system when it is released.