Apple issues seventh macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta for testing

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Exactly one week after issuing its last macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta to developers, Apple on Monday released a seventh version of the evaluation software for testing.

The latest High Sierra 10.13.4 beta, build number 17E197a, incorporates only minor bug fixes and modifications from previous beta versions. Release notes accompanying the release detail a number of patches to flaws uncovered during the testing process, including OS installation, Safari, App Store and iBooks problems.

Apple's upcoming High Sierra version adds a handful of new features to the Mac operating system including Messages in iCloud, which synchronizes a user's Messages "stack" between multiple devices logged in to the same iCloud account. The latest betas also add improvements to external graphics card enclosure — eGPU — management.

The forthcoming release will be one of the last to support 32-bit apps. As such, Apple includes a new warning alert that notifies users when they run a 32-bit app, urging them to upgrade to 64-bit versions if available.

Developers can download macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta 7 through the Mac App Store or Apple's developer portal.