Alongside the second developer beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple also released the second developer beta of watchOS 6, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina.
The second beta release of watchOS 6, tvOS 13, and macOS Catalina should come with a fewer number of bugs and will likely offer better stability and performance.
If are already running the first developer beta of any of the OSes mentioned above, you will automatically get an OTA update to the second beta. And if you are still running watchOS 5, macOS Mojave, or tvOS 12, you will have to wait until Apple starts the public beta testing or get your hands on the developer profile of the new OSes.
macOS Catalina comes with a number of new features including Sidecar, improved Notes app, a new Reminders app, Project Catalyst, improved Find My feature, and more. Below is a quick look at some of the other new features in Catalina.
macOS Catalina Features
With Catalina, Apple is bringing Screen Time from iOS to macOS. It is the same app and offers the same functionality as its iOS version — keep tracking of the amount of time you spend inside apps, ability to set time limits on apps, and more.
Screen Time settings are synced across all devices so any limit you apply will be applicable for your usage across all Apple devices you own. Screen Time on macOS Catalina is gaining a useful new “One more minute” feature that will give users an extra minute when their time limit expires to save their work or game.
Music, TV, and Podcasts App
Yep, the addition of new Music, TV, and Podcasts app in macOS Catalina is one of the major highlights of the release. That’s because with these new apps, Apple is killing iTunes for Mac and these three apps are the ones that are going to replace it. All three apps have been built from the ground up and offer an experience that’s vastly superior to iTunes. The improved user experience is important as Apple focuses more on its services business and the impending launch of Apple TV+.
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watchOS 6 also comes with a number of new system apps, an enhanced Health app, and powerful new APIs for developers.