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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Monterey 12.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming a week after the first beta and a week and a half after the official release of macOS Monterey.

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Registered developers can download macOS Monterey 12.1 beta profile through the Apple Developer Center and after the appropriate profile is installed, the beta will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. Apple has also seeded a new beta of macOS Big Sur 11.6.2 for those who have not yet updated to Monterey or who can't on an older machine.

macOS Monterey 12.1 brings SharePlay to Macs for the first time. SharePlay is a new feature that's designed to let you watch TV, listen to music, and play games with friends and family members over FaceTime.

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SharePlay allows all kinds of apps to work with FaceTime, with content synced for all people who are part of the FaceTime call. You can listen to music with Apple Music and access shared playlists, watch synced TV shows and movies together, work out together, and even share your screen for things like group trip planning or device troubleshooting.

Apple designed SharePlay to work with first-party app options like Apple TV, Apple Fitness+, and Apple Music, but there's also an API for developers so third-party apps can also use SharePlay FaceTime features for games and other experiences.

SharePlay is already available in the release versions of iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1, so the Monterey 12.1 update brings Macs in line with other Apple devices.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS Monterey 12.1 to Developers
 
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I hope this is better for the 2021 14" MBP /16" MBP issues.

Overview​

The macOS 12.1 SDK provides support to develop apps for Mac computers running macOS Monterey 12.1 beta 2. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 13.2 beta, available from Beta Software Downloads. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 13.2, see Xcode 13.2 Beta Release Notes.

App Store​

New Features in macOS Monterey 12.1 beta 2​

  • StoreKit APIs that present a refund request sheet can be tested with StoreKit Testing in Xcode. Use beginRefundRequest(in:) or beginRefundRequest(for:in:) when working with AppKit or the refundRequestSheet(for:isPresented:eek:nDismiss:)view modifier when working with SwiftUI. (70794860)

iCloud Mail​

New Features in macOS Monterey 12.1 beta 2​

  • iCloud+ subscribers can now access and use Hide My Email directly from the Mail app. (84956894)

Safari Extensions​

Resolved in macOS Monterey 12.1 beta 2​

  • In Safari 15 and 15.1, sync storage for Safari Web Extensions is no longer being written into the local storage area. Developers using sync storage can check for storage in the local storage area if they can’t find their data in the sync storage area and do a one-time migration. (84214292)

SwiftUI​

Resolved in macOS Monterey 12.1 beta 2​

Known Issues​

  • Document-based apps include a Save As menu item above Duplicate. (83741212)
 
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WestonHarvey1

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I run it from an external SanDisk 2TB SSD.
Is your main SSD Apple branded? My complaint was incomplete. If you have replaced your internal SSD, you can't install it without some tricks involving swapping the original back in for a firmware update... if that one is broken or sold, you're SOL.
 

mdnz

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Ooooh.
What’s the version number?
Does it fix the Safari 120 Hz bug?
Does it fix the memory leakage bug?
Does it fix the M1 battery preference pane bug?
Does it add A new dynamic landscape wallpaper?
Sorry I just wanted to be first to ask the important questions :D

120hz Safari isn't quite the "Is Safari snappier?" but we'll take it!
 

TMRJIJ

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Is your main SSD Apple branded? My complaint was incomplete. If you have replaced your internal SSD, you can't install it without some tricks involving swapping the original back in for a firmware update... if that one is broken or sold, you're SOL.
Not sure what you’re talking about. I just replaced an iMac HDD with a crucial SSD at work and it installed Monterey just fine.
 
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xgman

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If those release notes are all there is to this? Well I don't know what to say. Those things are the least important things I could think of if given a hundred years to come up with things that needed fixing. Why even mention those.... geeze...
 

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I hope it fixes the time machine issues that results in the "waiting to complete first backup" error that several users of M1 and M1 Max and Pro are experiencing, and that Apple engineering is aware of.

 

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I hope it fixes the time machine issues that results in the "waiting to complete first backup" error that several users of M1 and M1 Max and Pro are experiencing, and that Apple engineering is aware of.

I'm experiencing a different problem with Time Machine; can't eject Samsung T5 1TB SSD 500GbB TM partition. The other partition ejects OK. (2019 MBP Intel)
 

uecker87

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Safari is still locked at 60hz we are never getting promotion with safari
Well that really sucks. I was really optimistic that this would've been one of the behind the scenes updates that they include but don't talk about (since it should've been there from day 1).
 

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Is your main SSD Apple branded? My complaint was incomplete. If you have replaced your internal SSD, you can't install it without some tricks involving swapping the original back in for a firmware update... if that one is broken or sold, you're SOL.
Oh, no. The internal SSD is an unremovable Apple drive.
 
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Kylo83

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Any speculation as to why?!
Because apple just doesn’t care enough, still the iPhones don’t have full promotion due to a bug they said they would fix, im sorry but the main selling point for some people is promotion and to not have it with safari is a joke
 
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