Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming just a couple days after the official release of macOS Monterey.

macOS Monterey on MBP Feature
Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

According to Apple's release notes, the update enables support for graphics cards that integrate the AMD Radeon 6600XT GPU. There are no other new features mentioned aside from bug fixes. We'll update this article should we find anything else new after installing the beta.

Related Roundup: macOS Monterey
Related Forum: macOS Monterey

Top Rated Comments

Kylo83 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Hope this brings safari 120hz on the new MacBooks
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Build number is 21C5021h
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ElectricPotato Avatar
5 weeks ago

How bad are the bugs in the .0 release?
I got brave and leaped. Pleasantly, no compatibility issues (VMWare Fusion and Mathematica), no obvious breakage (like Mail was on Catalina .0). No weird hardware behavior (MBP 2018, Mini 2018). That's obviously the way it should be, but after recent history I did not have positive expectations.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Acidsplat Avatar
5 weeks ago

I can guarantee it won’t be fixed I bet they know about it and they want it that way, I doubt it’s a bug as they wouldn’t release a new product with such a major flaw, the whole pro motion thing with the new MacBooks is hyped to much; safari will stay at 60hz
I don't think it's intentional because they specifically used scrolling in Safari in the Apple Event to demonstrate how fluid the ProMotion screen is.

Look at 36:15
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ansath Avatar
5 weeks ago

No PB yet? Normally comes 24hr after Developer one, but still not showing.
It’s out, you were just an hour too early.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freeangel1 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Can someone ASK APPLE execs directly and find out if External GPU use will ever be supported in Monterey for Apple Silicon?

It's bad enough the machine is totally NOT upgradable. RAM, CPU, SSD.

The least they could do is allow use of external GPU's or video cards.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS 12 Monterey to Developers

Monday June 7, 2021 12:06 pm PDT by
After today's keynote event that saw the introduction of macOS Monterey, the latest version of the Mac operating system, Apple has seeded the first beta of macOS Monterey to developers for testing purposes. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 to Developers [Public Beta Available]

Wednesday December 1, 2021 10:18 am PST by
Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming two weeks after the third beta and a month after the official release of macOS Monterey. Registered developers can download macOS Monterey 12.1 beta profile through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, the beta...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 to Developers

Tuesday November 9, 2021 10:05 am PST by
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming a week after the first beta and a week and a half after the official release of macOS Monterey. Registered developers can download macOS Monterey 12.1 beta profile through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, the...
facetime screen sharing 2

Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 With SharePlay

Friday October 29, 2021 10:16 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.1 update to public beta testers, just a day after providing the beta to developers. Public beta testers can download the macOS 12.1 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website. macOS Monterey 12.1 introduces support...
facetime screen sharing 2

Apple Seeds Second Public Beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 With SharePlay

Wednesday November 10, 2021 10:31 am PST by
Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.1 update to public beta testers, two weeks after seeding the first beta and a day after providing the second beta to developers. Public beta testers can download the macOS 12 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple's beta software website. ...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 to Developers

Tuesday November 16, 2021 10:13 am PST by
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming a week after the second beta and three weeks after the official release of macOS Monterey. Registered developers can download macOS Monterey 12.1 beta profile through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, the beta...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS Monterey to Developers

Tuesday September 28, 2021 1:24 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded the eighth developer beta of macOS Monterey, the newest version of the macOS operating system. The eighth beta comes one week after Apple released the seventh macOS Monterey beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in...
macOS Monterey on MBP Feature

Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of macOS Monterey to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Tuesday September 21, 2021 10:20 am PDT by
Apple today seeded the seventh developer beta of macOS Monterey, the newest version of the macOS operating system. The seventh beta comes three weeks after Apple released the sixth macOS Monterey beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in...

Popular Stories

airtag in hand

Apple AirTag Linked to Increasing Number of Car Thefts, Canadian Police Report

Friday December 3, 2021 7:10 am PST by
Apple's AirTags are being used in an increasing number of targeted car thefts in Canada, according to local police. Outlined in a news release from York Regional Police, investigators have identified a new method being used by thieves to track down and steal high-end vehicles that takes advantage of the AirTag's location tracking capabilities. While the method of stealing the cars is largely ...
apple top apps games 2020

Apple Reveals the Most Downloaded iOS Apps and Games of 2021

Thursday December 2, 2021 12:05 am PST by
Along with naming its editorial picks for the top apps and games of 2021, Apple today shared charts for the most downloaded free and paid apps and games in the United States across 2021. The number one most downloaded free iPhone app was TikTok, followed by YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook. The top paid iPhone apps included Procreate Pocket, HotSchedules, The Wonder Weeks, and Touch...
m3 feature black

Macs With 'M3' Chips Expected to Use TSMC's 3nm Chip Technology With Test Production Reportedly Underway

Thursday December 2, 2021 7:36 am PST by
Apple's chipmaking partner TSMC has kicked off pilot production of chips built on its 3nm process, known as N3, according to Taiwanese supply chain publication DigiTimes. The report, citing unnamed industry sources, claims that TSMC will move the process to volume production by the fourth quarter of 2022 and start shipping 3nm chips to customers like Apple and Intel in the first quarter of...
telsa cyberwhistle

Elon Musk Urges Customers to Buy 'Tesla Cyberwhistle' Instead of Apple Polishing Cloth

Wednesday December 1, 2021 4:01 am PST by
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has encouraged customers to buy the "Cyberwhistle" for $50 instead of Apple's much-discussed Polishing Cloth. The product page, which Musk shared on Twitter on Tuesday evening, offers a limited edition stainless steel whistle with the same distinctive design of the Tesla Cybertruck:Inspired by Cybertruck, the limited-edition Cyberwhistle is a premium collectible made from ...
app store awards 2021

Apple Picks the 2021 App Store Award Winners, Highlighting the Best Apps of the Year

Thursday December 2, 2021 12:01 am PST by
Apple today shared its 2021 App Store Award winners, highlighting the 15 best apps and games selected by Apple's global App Store editorial team. The top apps were chosen for their quality, innovative technology, creative design, and positive cultural impact. "The developers who won App Store Awards in 2021 harnessed their own drive and vision to deliver the best apps and games of the year --...
MBA Mock White Front Blue

2022 MacBook Air Getting Major Display Upgrade With One Drawback

Friday December 3, 2021 3:01 am PST by
Apple's next-generation MacBook Air is reportedly set to bring over many of the new MacBook Pro's features, with one noticeable omission, according to recent reports. The latest MacBook Pro models feature a mini-LED "Liquid Retina XDR" display with deep blacks and support for up to 1,600 nits peak brightness. The display also features Apple's "ProMotion" technology, which is capable of...