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Apple publishes macOS 12.2 with Safari vulnerability fix and 120 Hz ProMotion improvements for the MacBook Pro 14 and the MacBook Pro 16

Safari finally takes advantage of ProMotion displays with macOS 12.2. (Image source: Duy Thanh Nguyen)
Safari finally takes advantage of ProMotion displays with macOS 12.2. (Image source: Duy Thanh Nguyen)
Apple has begun rolling out macOS 12.2, the third major revision of macOS Monterey to date. The OS upgrade addresses several issues for macOS 12, as well as a quality of life improvement for the MacBook Pro 14 and new MacBook Pro 16.

Apple has released the stable version of macOS Monterey 12.2, the third major update in macOS Monterey's short life so far. As always, you can trigger the update process through system settings, although please be aware that macOS 12.2 is a 2.75 GB download. For some reason, Apple's changelog provides hardly any details about what macOS 12.2 introduces, beyond bug fixes and security updates.

While that is true, Apple has fixed thirteen Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs), macOS 12.2 brings more to the table than bug fixes and security updates. Thankfully, Apple has addressed the vulnerability affecting Safari, which we have explained separately. According to 9to5Mac, macOS 12.2 enables 120 Hz ProMotion support for Safari too, currently restricted to the MacBook Pro 14 and the new MacBook Pro 16.

Additionally, Apple has rebuilt its Music app with complete native Apple Silicon support; previously, part of the app loaded webpages rather than running natively. On the face of it, this change would go unnoticed. However, it should allow Music to run faster on the M1, M1 Pro and the M1 Max, which should be felt when searching for songs in Apple Music, among other things. You can read more about Apple's security changes in macOS 12.2 in its dedicated support document.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-01-28 (Update: 2022-01-28)