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Mac OS Monterey release date is on everyone’s minds. The world is waiting for Apple to really take their M1 SoC out for a good stretch, and users can test it out right now by getting involved in the mac OS 12 Monterey public beta. For those purists waiting for the official release, Apple has confirmed a ‘Fall 2021’ release window with no specifics as of yet.
Before considering loading your Mac/Macbook up with the Monterey public beta, can you run it? Here are all the compatible models:
Next, back up your files and any other personal information before attempting to install the Monterey public beta. If you have an iCloud account, this should be done automatically for you, but betas aren’t stable builds. If you don’t want your Mac to randomly crash, wait for the Mac OS Monterey Release date.
Click here to go to the Apple Beta Software Program and use your Apple ID to sign up. Once complete, you should receive a notification on your Mac that a new public beta is available. To install, go to System Preferences > Software Update > Update. If it doesn’t appear after a few minutes, restart your Mac and try again.
In what is shaping up to be a substantial free update from Mac OS 11 Big Sur, Apple has gone on record to say “macOS Monterey comes with new ways for users to connect, get more done, and work more fluidly across their Apple devices”. It also looks like Apple is focusing on their own silicon and leaving Intel chipset support in the dust, with the majority of new features being exclusive to their M1 line.
Here are a few examples:
Other features include: