US tech giant Apple has released the first beta of the company’s upcoming macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update to the developer community. The new beta release is a follow up of the previous macOS update, which was released to the public a few days ago. That previous update focused more on bug fixes and other improvements.

According to the Cupertino-based tech company, the latest update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

However, Apple users will need to install first the proper profile from Apple’s Developer Center before they can download the latest macOS 10.14.4 update.

About the latest macOS update

Until now, it still not clear about what kind of improvements the new update will bring. But some IT experts believe that the new update will likely introduce important bug fixes that weren’t previously addressed in the recent macOS 10.14.3 update.

The Apple-focused website, Mac Rumors, has managed to get some important details about this new update. The website has learned that the new macOS Mojave 10.14.4 update will introduce Apple News in Canada. It will also include support for automatic dark mode themes in Apple’s Safari browser. The dark mode features will allow a user to visit a website that's also in dark mode. In addition, the new update is also expected to add some improvements.

Apple creates a new film for Chinese New Year

The tech giant has released a new Chinese New Year-themed "Shot on iPhone" film, which features a family wrapping up their Chinese New Year celebrations. Created by Jia Zhangke, the newly released film uses iPhone techniques like Depth Control and so-mo. Apple also added two additional behind-the-scenes tutorial style videos on the film, according to The Apple Post.

The "Shot on iPhone" film features the ending line: “The taste of home will always bring us back.” The other uploaded videos use the tagline, “Capture the taste of home this Chinese New Year with iPhone,” The Apple Post reported.

The film, which has been released ahead of the February 5 New Year celebration, was shared with the public to encourage sales of the company’s core mobile products, iPhone during the big Chinese holiday celebration.

Apple is currently facing increased competition from low-cost smartphone makers, which includes the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo. Last year, the company has decided to drop the price of its iPhone XR and other iPhone products to compete more effectively in the Chinese market. The sudden drop in price will allow Apple’s channel partners and third-party vendors to acquire iPhones more cheaply and then sell them to their customers.

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