Just 48 hours after macOS 12.4 arrived on Macs, Apple shipped the macOS Monterey 12.5 beta to developers. Apple hasn’t provided any release notes yet, so it’s unclear if there are any new features. We’ll update this article as new developments are discovered, but macOS 12.5 is likely to hold some hints about Apple’s plans for WWDC, which will bring a preview of macOS 13 and possibly new Macs.
macOS Monterey 12.4 was light on new features, bringing minor updates to the Podcasts app and a firmware update to the Studio Display. The update also removed Universal Control from beta and contained over 50 security patches, making it an important update to install. Apple released the first beta version of 11.6.7 along with Monterey 12.5 for users who haven’t made the leap to Monterey.
The 12.5 beta is available for developers for the first time, so to update you must be part of the Apple Developer Program. Apple also has a public Beta program for non-developers who want to try beta versions of macOS, which are usually released a day or two after the developer beta.