Release Candidate of macOS Ventura 13.5, iOS 16.6, iPadOS 16.6 Available for Testing

Jul 18, 2023 - Leave a Comment

new beta versions of system software

Apple has seeded a release candidate build of macOS Ventura 13.5, iOS 16.6, and iPadOS 16.6 to users who are enrolled in the beta testing programs for current generation system software versions.

No particular new features or changes are expected in macOS Ventura 13.5, iOS 16.6, or iPadOS 16.6, since Apple is obviously focusing most of their efforts on MacOS Sonoma 14 beta, iOS 17 beta, and iPadOS 17 beta, all of which are being beta tested at the same time, and which most beta testers are probably on as well.

iPhone and iPad users in the iOS 16 beta programs can find the RC build of iOS 16.6 and iPadOS 16.6 version available within Settings app > General > Software Update.

Mac users in the MacOS Ventura beta program will find macOS Ventura 13.5 Release Candidate to download via  Apple menu > System Settings > General > Software Update.

As the name implies, Release Candidate builds are often the final version of a beta that gets issued for testing before the final version is released to all users. This puts the probability of seeing macOS Ventura 13.5, iOS 16.6, and iPadOS 16.6 in the near future quite high, possibly coming this week or next.

The latest stable versions of system software are currently the macOS Ventura 13.4.1c, iOS 16.5.1c, and iPadoS 16.5.1c.


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