Apple has released the final developer MacOS Monterey 12.4 Beta, which includes a few minor features, bug fixes and security updates. We hope the public release will come at some point next week.
Note that the final release removes the beta tags for Universal Control, a system that lets you drag files between Mac and iPad. Previous betas included a warning that Universal Controls in 12.4 and iPad OS 15.5 are not compatible with macOS 12.3 and iOS 15.4, so you will probably need to update all your devices to continue using it. It is not clear if anything is new, although the settings and options remain the same
MacOS 12.4 also includes a firmware update for the new Studio Display that “brings improvements to Studio Display Camera Tuning with improved noise reduction, contrast and framing.” However, Apple is offering Studio Display Firmware 15.5 as a separate update independent of macOS.
Other new features include an update to the Podcast app and an issue with the Storkit 2 subscription offers. Apple did not provide further details on the content of version 12.4. The 12.4 beta follows the release of the MacOS Monterey 12.3 on March 14 and the release of the March 31, 12.3.1 update. Version 12.3 introduces Universal Control, which allows users to connect one Mac to one iPad or another Mac and control both. Using the same keyboard and mouse.
Developers can get updates through the Apple Developer website, or, if you’re running beta, perform a software update. To install Public Beta, you must be enrolled in the Public Beta program. Then go to the Guide section, click on the “macOS” tab and then start “Register your Mac” section.