Apple has released macOS 12.2.1 to all customers, which includes a security update as well as bug patches. MacOS Monterey 12.2 was released in January with various security patches, while macOS 12.3 is presently in beta testing. The latest update also fixes a fault that allowed the battery to deplete when sleeping on Intel-based MacBook models. In the meantime, owners of Apple’s newer M1-based MacBook models may have to wait for macOS 12.3 to fix the same Bluetooth power loss issue.
What’s new in macOS 12.2.1?
Apple has corrected a serious security hole in WebKit, the Web browser engine used in Safari, Mail, the App Store, and several Linux programmes, as part of the macOS 12.2.1 update that has begun rolling out to customers. An attacker may exploit maliciously designed content on the Web to execute code on a user’s machine at will. According to Apple, it is aware of a report that the security issue has been aggressively exploited, therefore customers should update to macOS 12.2.1 as soon as feasible.
In the meantime, Apple states that macOS 12.2.1 has fixed a fault that caused battery depletion in sleep mode on Intel-based MacBook models. According to the business, the power depletion issue was caused by Bluetooth peripherals. After switching to macOS 12.2, which was released last month, users encountered battery depletion difficulties. According to Apple’s changelog, M1 MacBook users will have to wait until macOS 12.3 to see if the battery drain concerns are fixed.
Apple is also working on macOS 12.3, which will have support for the Universal Control feature, which will allow users to control their Mac and iPad with a single mouse, trackpad, and keyboard. Apple is actively testing the feature before releasing macOS 12.3 to all users. Apple will also include new emoji from Unicode 14 in the upcoming macOS 12.3 update, as well as iOS 15.4, which is now in beta testing.