Apple releases first macOS 11.4 developer beta for download

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The first developer beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 is available for testing days before version 11.3 is expected to release to the public.

Apple made the macOS Big Sur 11.3 Release Candidate beta available to developers after the "Spring Loaded" event on Tuesday. Now, just a day after the event, Apple has released the first beta for macOS 11.4.

The latest betas and configuration profiles can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center, with subsequent changes available as over-the-air updates on enrolled devices.

Release notes indicate you can now use graphics cards based on the AMD Navi RDNA2 architecture (6800, 6800XT and 6900XT). No other features were detailed.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly recommend users don't install the betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to make sure there are sufficient backups of important data before updating.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].

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