Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Monterey 12.5 to Developers

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

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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, and nothing new was found in the first beta. It's likely this update focuses on bug fixes and other minor improvements to the operating system.

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Realityck Avatar
26 weeks ago
MacOS 12.5 beta 2

Safari Version 15.5 (17613.3.1.1.4)

System Firmware Version: 7459.140.10 (M1 based Macs)

Darwin Kernel Version 21.6.0: Tue May 24 21:21:33 PDT 2022; root:xnu-8020.140.30.121.1~1/RELEASE_ARM64_T8101 arm64

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
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AppleTO Avatar
26 weeks ago
What is the point of releasing beta software for testing if they don't tell us anything about what to test or what has changed..?

Edit: I used to do software QA.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
26 weeks ago

What is the point of releasing beta software for testing if they don't tell us anything about what to test or what has changed..?
Beta testing has always been about just normally using the beta software and see if you run into some instances that don't work they way they should. Then you provide feedback to Apple.

The MacOS release notes are for advising about changes to the respective SDK for devs.

While they do list some known issues and some fixed issues at times, it's never been a full list of what constitutes bugs/issues. That is usually gleaned from people discussing some issues online at times.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
albert421 Avatar
26 weeks ago

Hey Apple!

Did you did the utter disaster Bootcamp Assistant has devolved into? Or do you just not care any more?
?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skardvin Avatar
26 weeks ago

?
My thoughts exactly.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rpmurray Avatar
26 weeks ago

That's fair. I often forget that these are mainly for developers to ensure their apps don't crash.
These are mainly for developers so they can create work arounds for new bugs that have been introduced.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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