Apple seeded the first developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 recently, and now the first public beta has arrived.
Apple today officially seeded the first public beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 to public testers. For those of you out there who are already registered as a public beta tester, the new software can be installed via the software update utility in the Mac App Store. If you are not registered as a public beta tester, but want to be, you can register your Mac through this link right here.
The first developer beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 did not reveal any major changes, and no additional forward-facing software features were included for the end user, either. It is likely that the first public beta will do much of the same. The safest bet is that the new release will be bringing a host of bug fixes and performance improvements, which will be mainly focused on behind-the-scenes fixes. Whatever Apple aims to fix in this first update to macOS High Sierra will be directed towards whatever bugs and other issues were discovered since the release of the Golden Master version of the desktop operating system and the public release earlier this week.
Apple could be including functionality for iCloud for iMessages, which will allow customers to store their messages in the cloud, as well as do a better job of syncing conversations/deleted conversations between devices. However, that particular feature may be rolled into this beta seed distribution at a later date, and is not part of this first release.