Apple today released a fourth beta of the forthcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13 software update to its registered developers and members of the Apple Developer Program.

The new beta should roll out to public beta testers shortly, likely within the next 24 hours.

macOS High Sierra beta 4 (build number 17A315i) is available as an over-the-air download via the Mac App Store’s Updates tab. You can download the full installer from Apple’s Dev Center portal for developers.

High Sierra introduces new core storage, video and graphics technologies, as well as an enhanced Photos app with a new sidebar, curve-based editing and support for third-party apps like Pixelmator and Photoshop.

Stock apps like FaceTime, Messages and Notes have received a few subtle refinements, too.

Originally released as a developer-only preview at WWDC in June, macOS High Sierra comes with the new Apple File System and packs in support for High Efficiency Video Codec (also known as H.265), an updated version of Metal with support for VR applications and external GPU enclosures, Safari 11 with new anti-tracking features, support for flight status information in Spotlight, more natural voices for Siri and more.

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It’s scheduled to release for public consumption this fall across supported Mac models.

If you spot new user features in macOS High Sierra beta 3, be sure to tell us on Twitter or via email at You can also post your findings in the comments section and we’ll update the article with new information as it becomes available.

  • Noah P

    I installed the last public beta on my early 2013 mbp which had/has some significant dead pixels on the screen. After the install the pixel issue cleared up then came back and has since cleared up again. Curious if anyone has an explanation for this as this phenomenon did not occur under Sierra.

    • Schicken Phartso

      They could be graphic artifacts from the GPU. Driver changes can fix those sometimes. Other times they come and go as the GPU slowly dies.

  • zebonaut

    Well at least we got a fix for Logic Pro. No longer crashes. But Siri now has a tinny insipid voice instead of the wonderful new one we had.

  • Mark

    Is anyone else having issues using quick look on music files?


      yep thought I was the only one

  • Phoenix

    I can’t install the public beta for some reason and I have to clean my disks to reboot normally.