Apple has released the final version of macOS 13.4 to all users. This update features a new Sports feed and tab in Apple News app, and a number of bug fixes for unlocking Mac with Apple Watch, Bluetooth keyboards, Screen Time, and more.
What’s new in macOS 13.4?
May 18 – Apple has released the final version of macOS Ventura 13.4 for all compatible Mac models. Here are the release note for this update:
macOS Ventura 13.4 includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
– Sports feed in the sidebar of Apple News gives easy access to stories, scores, standings, and more, for the teams and leagues you follow
– My Sports score and schedule cards in Apple News take you directly to game pages where you can find additional details about specific games
– Resolves an issue where Auto Unlock with Apple Watch does not log you into your Mac
– Fixes a Bluetooth issue where keyboards connect slowly to Mac after restarting
– Addresses a VoiceOver issue with navigating to landmarks on webpages
– Fixes an issue where Screen Time settings may reset or not sync across all devices
Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
May 11 – Apple has released the second release candidates.
May 9 – Apple has seeded the release candidate for macOS 13.4. Here are the official release notes:
May 2 – Apple has released the fourth developer beta.
April 25 – Apple has released the third public beta to developers.
April 12 – The second public beta is now available for testers.
March 30 – Apple has released the first public beta for macOS 13.4.
March 28 – Apple released the first beta to developers just a day after macOS 13.3 was released to all users. Although Apple has not shared any specific details on what are the new features in this release, the company has shared the following known issue in this update, along with a workaround:
- Apple Studio Display firmware update starts showing progress but never completes. (107287354)Workaround: To install other updates including future macOS Beta Updates, click “More info…” in Software Update Settings, uncheck Apple Studio Display firmware update, and click “Install Now.”
It is likely that Apple could include support for Apple Music Classical in this update, or perhaps other features that it recently released for iOS and tvOS.
Although not mentioned in any release notes, there was a report by Mark Gurman that this new macOS 13.4 update will feature support for new Macs.
Apple had previously released macOS 13.3 with twenty-one new emojis, bug fixes, and various other improvements.
If you are interested in trying out the new beta, you can sign-up for Apple Developer Center for $99/year and install the beta enrollment utility. This will enroll your Mac in the beta program. Alternatively, you can also sign up for Apple’s public beta program which is free and gives you access to public beta updates, which are usually released a day or two after the developer beta rolls out. Since these are beta updates, make sure that you back up your data before trying them on your main Mac.
macOS 13.4 compatible Mac models
Here is the list of Macs that are compatible with this software update:
- iMac (2017 and later)
- Mac Pro (2019 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac Studio (2022)
- MacBook Air (2018 and later)
- Mac mini (2018 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
- MacBook (2017)