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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

Kylo83 Avatar
13 weeks ago
Hope this brings safari 120hz on the new MacBooks
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
13 weeks ago
Build number is 21C5021h
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ElectricPotato Avatar
13 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
13 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
12 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
13 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)

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