Apple today released a new beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 for developers. The new beta comes two weeks after the first. It would be mostly used for the testing purposes that will be there on the laptops. The macOS Big Sur 11.4 beta is available for download from the Apple Developer Center. The proper installation profile will be required to install the beta and can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center as well. Even if you don’t have a developer account, you can still download the beta onto your machine to run. Apple recently released macOS 11.3.1, as well as iOS 14.5.1 with important fixes for WebKit; the multiplatform web development framework that is used by Safari and many other apps to display web content.
According to Apple’s release notes, macOS Big Sur 11.4 adds support for A-Series Navi GPUs from Intel Macs, providing up to a 2.5x performance boost when playing memory-intensive games. Advancements in graphics technology include support for PCI Express 4.0 as well as Ray Tracing, which is a method of rendering graphics computations using paths of simulated light. It increases performance by up to 35% for games and other applications.macOS beta is a free, early look at the next release of macOS. It’s for IT professionals, advanced users, and people who want to see what’s coming soon. Install it only on a secondary computer or volume that you can erase if needed.
The macOS version comes with a build number 20F5055c, which is largely similar to the previous beta release that added support for external graphics processors. There have been irregularities in the build’s development phase, and it is too early to predict whether or not they will affect the final product.
“Although we are still in the early stages of development with this build, it is available today for those developers who wish to test it.” Said the creators. Though they feel that the product will be making a good profit for the company and the users will surely like it. The OTA for macOS 11.4 beta 2 should be available to all users in the System Preferences > Software update section.
Apple has released updates to macOS High Sierra and iOS to fix a kernel issue that could be exploited to possibly gain root access on a victim’s computer. The updates have already been installed on all machines running the latest versions of macOS and iOS.The macOS and iOS updates address the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.
The macOS 11.4 SDK lets you take advantage of new features in macOS Big Sur 11.4 beta 2, such as support for iMessage apps. This Release note provides a short overview of the features available in this pre-release version of the SDK.
Applications need to declare an LSMinimumSystemVersion key in their Info.list file or future releases of macOS compare their MinimumOSVersion with the version of the Mac Catalyst runtime. macOS 11.4 later is required for any App Store apps built with Xcode 12.5 or later. Now let’s see how the new updates and features help the users and how much they get to know about it. But it will surely be a huge boost to all the users.