Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 to Developers

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.

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Registered developers can download ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.1 beta profile through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, the beta will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. Apple has also seeded a new beta of macOS Big Sur 11.6.2 for those who have not yet updated to Monterey or who can't on an older machine.

‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.1 brings SharePlay to Macs for the first time. SharePlay is a new feature that's designed to let you watch TV, listen to music, and play games with friends and family members over FaceTime.

facetime screen sharing
SharePlay allows all kinds of apps to work with ‌FaceTime‌, with content synced for all people who are part of the ‌FaceTime‌ call. You can listen to music with Apple Music and access shared playlists, watch synced TV shows and movies together, work out together, and even share your screen for things like group trip planning or device troubleshooting.

Apple designed SharePlay to work with first-party app options like Apple TV, Apple Fitness+, and ‌Apple Music‌, but there's also an API for developers so third-party apps can also use SharePlay ‌FaceTime‌ features for games and other experiences.

SharePlay is already available in the release versions of iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1, so the Monterey 12.1 update brings Macs in line with other Apple devices.

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Top Rated Comments

Lounge vibes 05 Avatar
9 months ago
Ooooh.
What’s the version number?
Does it fix the Safari 120 Hz bug?
Does it fix the memory leakage bug?
Does it fix the M1 battery preference pane bug?
Does it add A new dynamic landscape wallpaper?
Sorry I just wanted to be first to ask the important questions :D
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
simzen85 Avatar
9 months ago
Can anyone help me to check if they fix the issue where 1st "tap to click" sometimes doesn't register ? Thanks
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
likegadgets Avatar
9 months ago
I hope it fixes the time machine issues that results in the "waiting to complete first backup" error that several users of M1 and M1 Max and Pro are experiencing, and that Apple engineering is aware of.

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/time-machine-experiencing-multiple-issues-on-monterey-my-personal-issue-resolved.2319832/
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
9 months ago
Did Apple introduce the Pro Motion for safari??? Please someone check.
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Realityck Avatar
9 months ago

Any release notes?
see post #3, they don't document much in the notes.
Build is 21C5031d
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macphoto861 Avatar
9 months ago

Yeah...that surprised me....I so regret not sticking with the 12.0 OOTB OS.
Overheard at Apple:

"Schafer, get in here, we have a big problem, there are some USB hubs that are still working with Monterey."

"I'm sorry sir, that must have slipped through the cracks, I'll get those disabled on the next update."
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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