With the launch of the latest macOS 10.13.4 beta, we didn’t really have a good idea of what exactly we could expect from the operating system. With a simple statement saying that “This is the latest version of the macOS High Sierra developer beta and is recommended for all Apple developers,” many were scratching their heads as to what changed with this most recent release. However, it appears that Apple has accidentally published the macOS 10.13.4 final release notes that give us a sense of what’s coming when the software update reaches the end user.
It’s rather difficult to decipher what exactly the macOS 10.13.4 final release notes actually contain, as they were leaked in a number of languages including French, Polish, and German – but not English.
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By relying on Google Translate, we can get a decent gist of the macOS 10.13.4 final release notes, and get a pretty solid idea of the sort of features and fixes we can expect from the upcoming update. According to the notes, we’ll see the introduction of the iMessage Business Chat to the Mac along with full support for external GPU devices – a feature that has been long awaited and was in development for quite some time.
Other potential additions coming from the macOS 10.13.4 final release notes include a fix for the iMac Pro’s graphical corruption issues – a problem that was quite annoying for many users of the high-end computer. We’ll also see a fix that will resolve a bug that prevented links from appearing correctly in messages.
While it’s certainly possible that something could change between now and the final release, the fact that Apple accidentally leaked the macOS 10.13.4 final release notes indicates that we should be seeing the full launch sooner rather than later. We shouldn’t expect anything major to change between here and now (assuming these are, indeed, the full macOS 10.13.4 final release notes.)
We expect at this point in time that we’ll see the full version of the macOS 10.13.4 released in the next couple of weeks with a new beta program replacing it to bring beta versions of a new macOS following the Apple WWDC 2018 event in June. WWDC is where Apple makes many of their important software announcements, so if we’re to see a new macOS, that would be the place where we’d see it.