Apple releases macOS 12 Monterey public beta

Apple today seeded the first public beta of the macOS 12 Monterey beta to public beta testers, allowing non-developers to test the new macOS Monterey software ahead of its public release.

Unveiled at WWDC21, macOS Monterey gives users the power to accomplish more than ever.
Unveiled at WWDC21, macOS Monterey gives users the power to accomplish more than ever.

Juli Clover for MacRumors:

‌macOS Monterey‌ introduces quite a few major updates for the macOS operating system. Universal Control, for example, lets a single mouse, trackpad, and keyboard be used across multiple Mac or iPad devices, and it’s now possible to AirPlay directly to a Mac from an iPhone, ‌iPad‌, or even another Mac.

Safari has an updated tab bar and support for Tab Groups to keep tons of tabs organized, and FaceTime now features support for spatial audio, Portrait Mode (M1 Macs only) and Voice Isolation for cutting out background noise. A SharePlay ‌FaceTime‌ feature lets Apple TV users watch TV, listen to music, and share their screens with one another.

MacDailyNews Take: Public beta testers can download the macOS 12 Monterey update from the Software Update section of the System Preferences app after installing the proper profile from Apple’s beta program website.

1 Comment

  1. macOS X was around for 22 years, with 15 minor updates in that time, Cheetah through Catalina. macOS 11, has come and gone in just about a year, Big Sur is it. So is this the new trend, at least for the next 87 years? Are we really going to have macOS 13 next year?

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