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*** The Official macOS Monterey thread ***

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by Feek, 16 Jun 2021.

  1. Feek

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    Due for release this autumn is macOS Monterey.

    Anyone installed the beta yet?

    This year is the first year that I was actually disappointed with the announcement,. Big Sur is fine but it's not as polished as previous releases and I'm still finding things that aren't quite right. I'd rather they concentrate on fixing the issues with Big Sur than release a new version. We don't necessarily need new major releases every year.

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  2. ChrisD.

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    I'd rather they property fix Bluetooth over a 'new' OS which in reality is a minor update compared to Catalina to Big Sur as an example.
     
  3. Throrik

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    I get the feeling that this isn’t a “major release” in terms of huge changes, but just marketing, and hopefully it will be a stabilisation release where things become more stable. Some good features however.
     
  4. newbieclocker

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    It has been killing my battery life, but this will probably improve, other than that it just feels like big sur with a new wallpaper
     
  5. JGBR

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    minor upgrade, like to see Mac OS move to bi or even triennial updates.
     
  6. Irish_Tom

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    Well, I haven't moved over to Big Sur yet so I might just wait for Monterey now.

    Hopefully, it just becomes a stable release of Big Sur and I can finally update.
     
  7. JGBR

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    I've played with it for a bit and read other peoples comments across the interweb. Again its very much a 'tidy up' of Big Sur as iOS15 is of iOS14. I can't say that there is anything sigfncant that will impact power users or workflows. It more adds a lot of iOS features making the two feel better part of the same ecosystem. Seemed reasonably stable.
     
  8. ChrisD.

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    Figured the beta should be pretty mature by now so I've just enrolled my M1 Air.
     
  9. kitkat9933

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    I’ve been using on my daily driver for several weeks.

    The only issue that I had is the calendar app is a bit laggy.
     
  10. BMox81

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    Any update on when we’ll be getting this?
     
  11. ChrisD.

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    October 25th according to work IT.
     
  12. Feek

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    With Monday being launch, the GM generally drops a couple of days before. Any sign of it yet?
     
  13. ChrisD.

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    12.1 beta has been released so I would have thought it will be available soon.
     
  14. Feek

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    Launch today today which is traditionally 18:00 in the UK. This is the first time for a few releases that I've not grabbed it the day before launch - I did look at the weekend but because there was an RC2, I thought I'd wait until it's official.
     
  15. Rabid Wolf

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    Think I'll give this ago in afew days rather than day 1.
     
  16. Feek

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  17. ChrisD.

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    12.0.1 is available for my M1 Air.
     
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  18. Feek

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    Did anyone update yesterday? I remember the Big Sur update was a bit flakey due to the Apple servers being hit hard so I held off.
     
  19. ChrisD.

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    I updated from the 12.0 beta to the 12.0.1 public release. The download was really slow, I was only getting about 60 Mbps on a 900 Mbps connection.
     
  20. Rabid Wolf

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    Updated my M1 Mac Mini and all good. I was alittle worried when on the update screen it turned static fortunately I read earlier it was normal so left it for a minute and it was fine.