Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.4 With Support for Studio Display Webcam Update

Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.4, the fourth major update to the ‌macOS Monterey‌ operating system that launched in October 2021. ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.4 comes over two months after the launch of macOS Monterey 12.3, an update that added Universal Control.

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The ‌‌‌‌‌‌macOS Monterey‌‌‌ 12.4 update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences. Apple has also released a macOS Big Sur 11.6.6 update for those who are still running Big Sur, as well as a macOS Catalina 2022-004 security update.

Following the ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.4 and iPadOS 15.5 updates, ‌Universal Control‌ is no longer in beta. It is now an official feature that Apple has deemed issue-free, and the beta labeling has been removed. ‌Universal Control‌ was introduced in March and it allows you to use a single mouse/trackpad and keyboard across multiple Macs and iPads.

For the Studio Display, ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.4 adds support for the 15.5 firmware, which is designed to improve the webcam quality.

There's also an update for the Podcasts app, with Apple adding a setting that limits the number of episodes stored on a Mac and automatically deletes older ones.

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Top Rated Comments

RalfTheDog Avatar
6 weeks ago
Has anyone else had their computers burst into flames after installing this patch? After installing on m
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
falkon-engine Avatar
6 weeks ago
12.4 still has some thunderbolt related bugs... USB2.0 devices connected via thunderbolt sometimes drop out when the system goes to and resumes from sleep. The bug is present on x86 and ARM.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
6 weeks ago

Has anyone else had their computers burst into flames after installing this patch? After installing on m
I’m not seeing any problems except CD c we or forr at orig riff did this rbren fun fbrjs
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
M5RahuL Avatar
6 weeks ago

Safari's Speedometer result after updating is 337, Google Chrome's most recent version is at 297. This is on a M1 Max.
So.. the obligatory 'Safari is snappier' is justified right now :p
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
6 weeks ago

Same as RC 21F79?
Yes. Same build. However there is a full installer now too. Direct link is here: https://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/16/08/012-06873-A_636SHHRD4L/528ojpmw00mulgfjsz9k50modkj31a9v0p/InstallAssistant.pkg
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TinyMito Avatar
6 weeks ago
Apple Music playlist sync is fixed. yay

macOS 12.4 update was long as hell... it took 1 hour on my M1 Pro... wtf
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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