The current version of macOS, macOS 12 Monterey, was released on Monday, October 25. It was first announced at WWDC in June 2021. MacOS Monterey seems to be a simpler update to macOS Big Sur, but it still includes a number of notable fresh features that help the Mac experience.
Apple is improving the Big Sur experience with macOS 12 Monterey, which includes a new Safari, Universal Control, AirPlay to Mac, and more.
Universal Control, which lets a single mouse, trackpad, and keyboard to be used across multiple Macs as well as the iPad for content transmission, is one of the most important developments.
Apple has given FaceTime a huge amount of support in macOS 12 Monterey. Spatial Audio, for example, will be included in the video call app. Apple announced that this feature produces a “sound field that allows conversations to flow as naturally as they do face to face.”
Unlike macOS 12.1, macOS 12.2 did not provide many new features. Along with a few other upgrades and updates, this software release contains a security cure for a critical Safari issue.
The Safari vulnerability can expose users’ browser histories as well as their Google account IDs. Another update in macOS 12.2 improves scrolling in Safari on the new MacBook Pro with ProMotion.
Other significant new privacy features include Mail Privacy Protection, which prevents monitoring pixels from being used in emails, as well as the Mac recording indication, which now indicates whether a Mac software is accessing the microphone.
Sadly, many have reported that their MacBook battery levels have dropped since upgrading to macOS 12.2. This seems to be linked to a Bluetooth problem in macOS 12.2. According to complaints, after a few hours in sleep mode, the battery capacity of affected MacBook laptops declines significantly.
Apple’s MacOS, which was first introduced in 2001, operates on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac computers. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs promoted OS X as the foundation for the iOS iPhone software when it was still known as OS X.