Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Monterey 12.2 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.2 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming three weeks after the first beta and a month after the release of macOS Monterey 12.1.

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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. Apple has also released a macOS 11.6.3 release candidate version for Big Sur users.

We don't yet know what's included in ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.2, and no new features were found in the first beta. We'll update this article should anything new come up in the second beta.

As of now, there's one major feature that Apple has yet to add to ‌macOS Monterey‌ -- Universal Control. ‌Universal Control‌ is designed to allow a single mouse and trackpad to be used with multiple Macs and iPads, and Apple has said it will be launching this spring.

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Top Rated Comments

BWhaler Avatar
12 months ago
Pray for hundreds and hundreds (thousands?) of bug fixes.

The rest can wait.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aevan Avatar
12 months ago

Is it me or does it feel like Apple has reached a bottleneck with macOS development? I think after 22 years it’s possible the OS is just in need of a complete rewrite. The OS is even older than Classic Mac OS at the time of its discontinuation. I remember Steve Jobs saying this was supposed to be the platform for the next 15 to 20 years.
A complete rewrite would mean waiting for 10 years to get all the features back. macOS has a solid foundation, bugs and issues are not the result of old code. New features are becoming increasingly complex. In fact, I'd say, with everything taken into account, macOS is quite stable - and is relatively lean considering they are dropping old systems. I mean, just look at Windows - 11 is the first version that is 64bit only, and it still supports 32bit apps. And just look at all the bloat they have to carry over to keep supporting old systems (every attempt to cut anything off is met with fierce resistance from their customers).

No, I think macOS is ok. Our computers to do increasingly complex things, and the nature of software is that things break. Apple should, perhaps, take more more time to implement features - and they actually are doing that. They delayed Universal Control to get it working well. When you look at Monterey, it's relatively stable. Sure, there are some bugs, but these are minor things.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jose96 Avatar
12 months ago
Hoping there's a fix for the memory leak issues in this
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
12 months ago

There is no need in "complete rewrite". I suppose there is old code, that need refactor/rewrite, but create completly new OS from scratch is very hard even for big companies, and whats the purpose of this? Every soft have bugs, bad parts and etc. So new OS wont fix any issue here.
This is a reminder for some to read up about Copland and Gershwin 1994 thru 1996. They were both canceled by Apple CTO Ellen Hancock in August 1996. These two efforts was why Apple stock bottomed 1996. It's a stark reminder to the challenge of a complete rewrite. ;)
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Agrailag Avatar
12 months ago

Is it me or does it feel like Apple has reached a bottleneck with macOS development? I think after 22 years it’s possible the OS is just in need of a complete rewrite. The OS is even older than Classic Mac OS at the time of its discontinuation. I remember Steve Jobs saying this was supposed to be the platform for the next 15 to 20 years.
There is no need in "complete rewrite". I suppose there is old code, that need refactor/rewrite, but create completly new OS from scratch is very hard even for big companies, and whats the purpose of this? Every soft have bugs, bad parts and etc. So new OS wont fix any issue here.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikeboss Avatar
12 months ago
Build 21D5039d
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