Apple seeds macOS 12.2 to public with rebuilt Apple Music, minor updates

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Apple has issued macOS Monterey 12.2 to the public, bringing a number of minor updates including an AppKit version of Apple Music and bug fixes.

The macOS 12.2 update is the second major point release to Apple's macOS Monterey operating system. It's a more muted update that brings incremental changes to the Mac.

For example, Apple has rebuilt the Apple Music app using its native AppKit, which should make the app much more fluid and responsive.

In addition, there are updates to ProMotion scrolling on Safari, making for smoother animation on MacBook models with a variable 120Hz refresh rate.

While there were signs that Apple was working on bringing Universal Control to macOS 12.2 in the background, the feature did not materialize in the latest update. This comes after the feature was officially delayed until Spring 2022.

The build number for macOS 12.2 is 21D49, up from 21D48 in the release candidate.

Mac users can now download macOS Monterey 12.2 from the software update pane by clicking on the Apple logo in the top menu bar, selecting About This Mac, and then clicking on Software Update.