Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 2 [Download]

Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 2 [Download]

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Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta 2 to developers for testing. The build number is 20E5186d.

macOS Big Sur 11.3 contains several new features and improvements including...

● More customization options in Safari
● iPhone/iPad apps preference pane for keyboard touch alternatives
● Better sorting options in Reminders
● Made for You shortcut, live events in Listen Now
● Redesigned News+ Tab.
● New Xbox/PS controllers
● Code references to new settings menu that will show details about your Mac's warranty
● App Tracking Transparency API
● Ability to set default audio out to stereo paired HomePods

Here's a look at the release notes for beta 2...

New Features in macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 2
● Many SF Symbols now get a default accessibility label automatically from a curated list of descriptions. (70305995)

Resolved in macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 2
● Using Published in a subclass of a type conforming to ObservableObject now correctly publishes changes. (71816443)

Kernel Debug Kit
Resolved in macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 2
● The Kernel Debug Kit (KDK) now runs on Macs with Apple Silicon. (73848762)

Resolved in macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 2
● When using VoiceOver, the Alex voice now works as expected. (73372007)

New Features in macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 2
● Added TitleAndIconLabelStyle, a new style for Label views that shows both the title and icon of the label using a system-standard layout. In most cases, labels show both title and icon by default. ● However, some containers might apply a different default label style to their content, such as only showing icons within toolbars on macOS and iOS. To opt in to showing both the title and the icon, apply the title and icon label style: Label("Lightning", systemImage: "bolt.fill").labelStyle(TitleAndIconLabelStyle()). (64646578)
● Types conforming to any style protocol, such as ButtonStyle, ToggleStyle, are now enforced to be value types. Styles must be structures or enumerations, not classes, and conforming a class to a style protocol may trigger an assertion. This is the same restriction that the system has always enforced on types conforming to View. (62886135)

Resolved in macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 2
● Setting .preferredColorScheme(nil) now correctly resets to the system’s preferred color scheme. (67000774)
● DocumentGroup apps now show an Open panel on launch, even when iCloud isn’t in use. (66446310)
● UIStepper controls in Optimized for Mac Catalyst apps now look and function as expected. (69932695)
● Constraints on sheet content using a frame(width:height:alignment:) modifier are no longer lost if the content had a toolbar applied. (70145815)
● There is no longer default spacing between sheet content and its associated ToolbarItem elements. Explicit padding should be added if required. (70146121)
● GroupBox background colors now resolve correctly on Mac Catalyst. (70751748)
● A List now updates as expected when its OutlineGroup data changes between being flat or empty and having hierarchy. (71354760)
● Dismissing a sheet no longer causes the window to close unexpectedly. (71541062)
● Dynamic properties such as State, Environment, and others now work correctly in ButtonStyle instances. (62886135)
● AppStorage property wrappers now work as expected when contained inside an ObservableObject, causing the system to emit the objectWillChange publisher. (65562845)
● ProgressView instances that the system initializes with a Progress object now correctly track updates to the Progress object from background threads, and no longer issue a “not allowed” console warning. (69999449)
● Using scrollTo(_:anchor:) without specifying an anchor now scrolls the List the minimum amount to make it visible. (70184639)

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Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 2 [Download]