Apple Seeds macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 5 To Developers


Today, Apple has seen fit to release the fifth beta of its forthcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 to developers. The update arrives three days after the company rolled out the fourth beta of macOS High Sierra. Overall, the update comes a month after the global rollout of the firmware to the general public. So what does the new beta 5 have in store for macOS High Sierra users? Let's find out.

Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 5 To Developers For Testing Purposes

At this point in time, we can say that the beta 5 of macOS High Sierra primarily emphasizes on various bug fixes and performance enhancements. Apart from this it also includes security updates and other under the hood improvements. If you're interested in checking out the update for yourself, we will let you guys know how you can do it later on.

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The macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 includes a major fix for the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard exploit that aims to protect numerous modern Wi-Fi networks. The weaknesses in the WPA2 protocol could have been exploited by hackers by using a key reinstallation attack, also known as ''KRACK''. It would decrypt network traffic and snoop out sensitive information. With macOS 10.13.1 update, the exploit has been patched, providing a secure platform for users.

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The update also includes a wide range of new Unicode 10 emoji such as the crazy face, a t-rex, pretzel, pie, love you gestures and a lot more. macOS High Sierra is a major in terms of internal, performance related changes as well as it adds the new Apple File System to the platform. In addition to this, it also incorporates a modern file system, HEIF and HEVC photo and video encoding enhancements. This will allow the platform to save space while retaining the same quality. There are a lot of other additions in the update as well, so be sure to check it out for yourself.

If you're interested in giving macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 5 a swing for yourself, it can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. In addition to this, it can also be updated through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Do make sure that you have the proper profile installed for it. We will update you guys as soon as something new is discovered in the macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 5 update.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the new macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 5 update? Would you be willing to give it a swing? Share your views with us in the comments.