Apple releases 8th macOS Big Sur 11.3 developer beta

Apple has released an eighth developer beta for macOS Big Sur 11.3, and it will likely be the latest version before its public release.

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

Build eight comes after the seventh for macOS Big Sur 11.3, which was released for testing on April 8, and the sixth since March 31. The first version of the current series of beta versions was provided to testers on February 2.

The build number for macOS 11.3 beta 8 is 20E5231a.

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Among the changes detected so far in the beta versions are the interface alterations for Apple News and Apple Music, with the latter adding live events to the Listen Now section of the application. The Reminders app also gets a new way to sort items.

We, and Apple itself, strongly advise users not to install beta versions on primary or “mission critical” devices, as there is the remote possibility of data loss or other issues. Instead, testers should install beta versions on non-essential or secondary devices, and ensure that there are sufficient backups of important data before upgrading.

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