Apple keeps beta testing of current major OS updates. iOS/iPadOS 16.6, macOS Ventura 13.5, watchOS 9.6 and tvOS 16.6 get beta 3.

No corresponding Xcode beta is published.

No additional changes are reported for this beta version. This release should bring iMessage Contact Key Verification feature to highlight potential intercept of messages by new devices added to account.

Apple also released Safari Technology Preview 172 with bug fixes and performance improvements.

Beta download: Operating Systems

Release notes are not updated for this beta version.

WebKit Blog: Release Notes for Safari Technology Preview 172




Try new beta, check apps for compatibility issues.

QA engineer:

Try new beta, check apps for regressions.


Business as usual.

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