Apple Releases New Build of macOS Monterey 12.4 for M2 Macs Ahead of 13-Inch MacBook Pro Launch

Apple today released a new build of macOS Monterey 12.4 that's designed for the upcoming M2 Macs, the first of which is set to be available for purchase tomorrow. The new software has a build number of 21F2092, and it is limited to the new machines so existing Mac users will not see an update.

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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. No one has an ‌M2‌ Mac as of yet, but the 13-inch MacBook Pro with ‌M2‌ chip will be able to be ordered tomorrow, and it will be delivered to customers starting on Friday, June 24.

Apple's original ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.4 release added support for new Studio Display 15.5 firmware, updated the Podcasts app, and moved Universal Control out of beta. There is no word on what's included in the supplemental update available for ‌M2‌ Macs.

While the 13-inch MacBook Pro with ‌M2‌ chip is debuting tomorrow, Apple has not yet announced a launch date for the ‌M2‌ MacBook Air. It is expected to be introduced sometime in July, and new ‌MacBook Air‌ owners may have a day one update to install.

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Top Rated Comments

Nermal Avatar
2 weeks ago

If Apple is releasing this update right now, it means that there are MBPs with the 12.3 build.
Or Apple just wants the download available from the get-go in case someone needs to wipe and reinstall.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BootsWalking Avatar
2 weeks ago
Now with new super-duper instantaneously switching overlapping windows*

*Only on machines with M2 processors
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BobSc Avatar
2 weeks ago

A bit odd. A dedicated release for the M2. Have they got some naughty hard-coding in there? ?

Possibly, or just trying to add to the M2 rollout suspense.

Now with new super-duper instantaneously switching overlapping windows*

*Only on machines with M2 processors
Alex Jones would be proud.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BootsWalking Avatar
2 weeks ago

The Stage Manager feature will be available for all M1 Macs and M1 iPads and even some Intel Macs.
*Jokes
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
exoticSpice Avatar
2 weeks ago

Oh. Touch bar and no ports. Apple's definition of "pro". My Mid-2012 13" rolls on...
Apples real Pro laptops are the 14" and 16" MacBook Pros.

This 13" Pro still destroys your 13" despite having less ports and a touchbar.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
n-evo Avatar
2 weeks ago
Dying to find out what will happen to those who fail to install this.

?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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