Apple seeds second developer beta of macOS Monterey 12.1

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Apple has provided developers with a second beta build of macOS Monterey 12.1 for testing, as part of the latest pre-release rollouts.

The newest beta versions can be acquired from the Apple Developer Center by participants in the Developer Beta program, or as an over-the-air update for devices already using the betas. Public beta versions arrive within a few days of the developer versions, accessible via the Apple Beta Software Program site.

Apple's second beta follows the first, which it handed over to developers on October 28. Apple released macOS Monterey to the public on October 25.

The first beta included SharePlay, a feature of FaceTime that allowed users to view or listen to music within the same call. The beta also included support for the AMD Radeon 6600XT, along with App Store and SwiftUI fixes.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, cautiously reminds users to avoid installing betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, due to the potential for data loss or other issues. It is instead recommended to install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to ensure there are sufficient backups of important data beforehand.

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