Apple seeds first macOS Big Sur 11.4 beta to developers

While Apple is technically still seeding the beta release of macOS Big Sur 11.3, the company has decided to start beta testing the next update after that one.

On Wednesday, Apple seeded the first beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 to developers. As is par for the course, the new software is meant for developers, and, as such, it shouldn’t be installed on a daily driver. The software may still have bugs and other issues that may make daily use somewhat difficult.

For developers, the new software can be downloaded and installed via Apple’s developer portal. It can also be downloaded and installed via the Software Update feature within System Preferences. The proper profile must be installed on the Mac for the prerelease software to be successfully installed.

Apple's promotional image for the macOS Big Sur software update for Mac computers

As far as what’s new, that remains to be seen. It’s likely that macOS Big Sur 11.4 is a minor update in the grand scheme of things, and it may not add any major forward facing features for the end user. However, if there are new features discovered with the software out there in the wild now, we will update this post accordingly.