Apple began releasing macOS Monterey version 12.4, making it the fourth major update since the system launched in late 2021.
If you haven’t received an update yet or are wondering what’s in it, Apple has posted comments for the release on its support page. You will now be able to limit the number of podcasts on your Mac and automatically delete old episodes; changes that have been observed elsewhere.
Apple Studio Display will receive a Firmware 15.5 update that improves the quality of the webcam. There are also many security fixes and several updates for developers. The The macOS subordinate noticed another change that Apple didn’t mention in its notes: Universal Control is coming out of beta.
Looking closely at the Monterey update, it’s surprising that Apple didn’t mention the Universal Control change in official notes. For those who don’t know Universal control is a unique feature of Monterey which allows you to control multiple Macs and iPads with a single keyboard and mouse. The feature is in beta with mid-March how Apple fixed bugs.
Next comes the change to Studio displaywhich is a 27-inch monitor that was released earlier this year and comes with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera. People criticized a camera for shooting horrible quality. Update 15.5 addresses these complaints by improving camera contrast, cropping, and reducing image noise. However, this update is not part of the Monterey 12.4 update, so you will have to download it separately.
Changing Apple Podcasts may seem insignificant at first, but it’s part of the company’s renewed interest in podcasting. The Updates to iOS 15.5 and iPad 15.5 saw the same changes in their release. And Apple is working on a new service it will help creators manage and publish their podcasts on third-party platforms.
The Developer changes have very little to do with consumers. Release notes include fixing Universal Control incompatibilities with macOS 12.3 and iOS 15.4. Apple has also solved a problem that has arisen among developers with StoreKit 2.
A more important change is due to over 50 Monterey security patch fixes. They are all about preventing the access of bad actors.
For example, the Monterey Contacts app now better checks that plug-ins are not accessing user data. Private browsing Safari has also received improved protection against malicious websites that track people.
Although version 12.4 is not as spectacular as previous fixes, it seems to improve the overall quality of life of macOS users.