Apple unveiled macOS Catalina 10.15.4 public beta 1 today, and it is now available for public beta testers. It comes with several new features and it also hints at AMD processors in the future. The software contains clues about possible hardware features of upcoming Macs as well.
For instance, the references made to AMD processors in the new public beta suggest Apple may start making computers with AMD processors, instead of Intel. The final version of this software is expected by the end of this month, or sometime during the first week of March.
macOS Catalina 10.15.4 public beta 1 may help Apple gain a competitive edge
Apple has been consistently releasing software updates for both Mac and iOS devices in recent months. One of the reasons why the company has been so punctual is due to the number of security threats that have cropped up recently. For instance, studies show that new malware is created and launched by malicious entities almost every day. Apple needs to keep up with these bugs and malware and ensure that its devices remain safe and secure.
In addition, the company also needs to make sure that its devices are competitive and up to date, when it comes to performance. Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei have all become increasingly popular in recent years. In order to keep up with its competitors, Apple has to release new updates every so often. This ensures that its devices perform just as well as its competitors’.
Frequent software updates help build investor confidence
Frequent updates such as macOS Catalina 10.15.4 public beta 1 helps Apple to gain investor trust as well. Apple is one of the most valued stocks in the market, and part of the reason why it ranks high is, it launches regular updates. This creates trust among users, making them buy Apple products regularly. In turn, this helps build investor trust as well.
One needs to wait and watch what new features the macOS Catalina 10.15.4 public beta 1 comes with. That is most likely going to happen when the final version of the software is released either this month-end or during the first week of March.