Apple Releases macOS Monterey 12.6 With Security Updates

While we have to wait a bit longer for the macOS Ventura launch, Apple today released macOS Monterey 12.6. ‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.6 is the sixth major update to ‌macOS Monterey‌ and it comes a couple months after the launch of macOS Monterey 12.5.

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The ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌macOS Monterey‌‌‌‌ 12.6 update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences.

‌macOS Monterey‌ 12.6 addresses a number of kernel vulnerabilities as well as issues with maps, iMovie, ATS, MediaLibrary, and PackageKit.

Apple says that it is aware that one kernel vulnerability was actively exploited, which means that it is important for all ‌macOS Monterey‌ users to update to the new version of the operating system as soon as possible.

Apple has also released a macOS Big Sur 11.7 update with security fixes.

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Top Rated Comments

MacsRgr8 Avatar
11 weeks ago

I do wonder why I always have to download these big updates separately for all of my Macs. Why can't the first download be shared with other Macs on the same network? We don't all have superfast (or even fast) internet. Would be a nice showcase of Apple's magic at work.
You can do that through "Content Caching" in System Prefs


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eicca Avatar
11 weeks ago
I wonder if this will fix:

-Quick Look constantly breaking
-Siri constantly breaking
-CoreAudio constantly breaking
-WindowServer constantly memory leaking

Not holding my breath.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WilliApple Avatar
11 weeks ago
Upon updating, I noticed that my battery health went up from 85 to 97...


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Wolfson Avatar
11 weeks ago

I do wonder why I always have to download these big updates separately for all of my Macs. Why can't the first download be shared with other Macs on the same network? We don't all have superfast (or even fast) internet. Would be a nice showcase of Apple's magic at work.
Isn't that what the "Content Caching" option does in Sharing preferences?

Edit: Ah dang it, 3 seconds too slow :D
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saudor Avatar
11 weeks ago
Big sur 11.7 is out too
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nvmls Avatar
11 weeks ago

Upon updating, I noticed that my battery health went up from 85 to 97...

Planned longevity.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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