Apple seeded the tenth developer beta of macOS Catalina before the end of September, and now the company is seeding the Golden Master to developers this week. For registered developers the Golden Master version of the desktop operating system can be installed via System Preferences –> Software Update.
macOS Catalina, like the other major updates to Apple’s platforms, is a big one. It not only separates the iTunes software, essentially breaking up the behemoth product, but also adds a variety of new features to the mix, including the Sidecar feature which can turn an iPad into a secondary display for the Mac.
iTunes is the big focal point for Apple with Catalina. With the desktop operating system’s incoming update, the software will be separated into three separate apps: Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV. This should make content management more manageable.
Screen Time is also coming to Macs with Catalina, allowing users to easily set rules for apps and more. Project Catalyst will make it easier for developers to make their iPad apps available on macOS.
There is much more to the latest version of macOS Catalina. At this point, it’s unknown when Apple plans on launching macOS Catalina to the public. However, with this being the tenth developer beta, it seems possible the public launch is right around the corner.
The macOS Catalina beta Golden Master is available to download and install for registered developers now. While we don’t have an exact launch date just yet, it certainly looks like macOS Catalina will launch next week.