Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Monterey 12.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.5 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new update coming two days after the release of macOS Monterey 12.4.

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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.

There's no word yet on what new features or changes might be included in ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.5, but if we find anything new after installing the software, we'll update this article.

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tbsteph1 Avatar
7 months ago

You shouldn't be using any mouse from Apple, they're all trash.
Opinions stated as facts does not make the stated opinion true.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Zdigital2015 Avatar
7 months ago

You shouldn't be using any mouse from Apple, they're all trash.
I have zero issues with the Apple Magic Mouse, ergonomic or otherwise. Well, one, and that is the charging port on the bottom. That’s just stupid. Otherwise, it works well for me. Shocker for most people here, I know.
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fakestrawberryflavor Avatar
7 months ago

They'd better be...USB still has issues.
What are the USB issues?
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Realityck Avatar
7 months ago
MacOS 12.5 beta 1

Safari Version 15.5 (17613.3.1.1.2)

System Firmware Version: 7459.140.8 (M1 based Macs)

Darwin Kernel Version 21.6.0: Sun May 8 18:46:58 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.140.20.0.4~14/RELEASE_ARM64_T6000 arm64

MacOS 12.4 RC

Safari Version 15.5 (17613.2.7.1.8)

System Firmware Version: 7459.121.3 (M1 based Macs)

Darwin Kernel Version 21.5.0: Tue Apr 26 21:08:29 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.121.3~4/RELEASE_ARM64_T8101 arm64
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iStorm Avatar
7 months ago

When was the last time macOS stopped at x.5? Usually they go to x.6 before getting only security updates.

EDIT: I guess I should say "all recent macOS releases" go to x.6 (or x.x.6). Yosemite and earlier went to x.x.5
Catalina went to x.x.7

Some additional history on the past few versions and their release dates:

Mojave
10.14.5 (May 2019)
10.14.6 (July 2019)

Catalina
10.15.5 (May 2020)
10.15.6 (July 2020)
10.15.7 (September 2020)

Big Sur
11.4 (May 2021)
11.5 (July 2021)
11.6 (September 2021)

If history is anything to go by, perhaps we'll get 12.5 in July, and maybe even 12.6 in September. I don't know why a lot of people are acting like Monterey development is done now...there's six more months to go until macOS 13 is actually released.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
portland-dude Avatar
7 months ago

No suprise there Catalina was a hot mess.
They’ve all been a hot mess. This annual major release schedule is ludicrous.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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