Apple Seeds macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Beta 7 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple on Monday seeded the seventh beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 to developers and public beta testers, one week after seeding the sixth beta and over a month after the release of a macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update to address a bug that could cause apps to crash when receiving a character from the Indian language Telugu.

At the time of publication it is not known what is new in the most recent beta seed for macOS High Sierra. There are still some features that Apple has announced recently but aren’t available for the desktop operating system, including Business Chat in iMessage (which was recently announced with iOS 11.3), as well as support for ad-free music videos in Apple Music. Apple users are still waiting for iCloud support in Messages as well, and it was recently discovered that Apple actually included “Messages in iCloud” in the first developer beta of iOS 11.3 — so it’s possible that macOS support is coming soon as well.

Apple released release notes for macOS High Sierra beta 6 in certain countries, providing details on what’s included in the update. The notes are below:

– Adds support for Business Chat in Messages in the U.S. and Canada
– Adds support for external graphics processors (eGPU)
– Fixes a graphical corruption issue affecting some iMac Pro apps
– Adds a keyboard shortcut for moving to the rightmost open tab in Safari by pressing Command +9
– Adds a feature for sorting Safari bookmarks by name or URL
– Fixes a bug that could prevent links from appearing in Messages
– Improves protection o confidential data by filling usernames and password fields in Safari only when selected
– Displays new warnings in the Safari Smart Search Field when interacting with forms that require credit card data or passwords on unencrypted web pages
– Displays more information on how personal data is used by certain features

To update, developers must be registered with Apple and have the appropriate profile installed on the hardware. Once that is done, they can either download and install the software from Apple’s dedicated developer portal, or as an over-the-air (OTA) update on supported Macs.

If there are any major new discoveries uncovered in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta 7, we will update this post accordingly.

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