The New macOS 12.4:What’s New And What’s Changed

(Last Updated On: August 30, 2023)

Last Updated on August 30, 2023 by tech pappy

Apple launched macOS 12.4 today. This is available to any Mac or Monterey compatible device and is available globally at the same time.

Apple has also published a mac studio display update, and we’ll compare how the camera looks before and after this update to see if it’s improved. Apple also published ios 15.5 for the iPad, watch OS 8.6, tv OS 15.5, and homepod OS 15.5.

They are now accessible, and the upgrade weighs in at 2.29 GB. That’s on my m1 ultra mac studio, and it’s not a big deal considering it’s a mac update. As a result, they appear to be a little larger than that.

We have updates that are 3 to 4 times that size. Maybe Apple is saving the big one for macOS 13 which is due to release later this year.

Does macOS 12.4 have a new build number?

Let’s find out. We’ll start with the build number and then go through what’s new.

  • Click on the apple in the upper left corner
  • Click on about this mac.
  • As you can see, we’re on macOS 12.4, and if we click on it, we get the build number 21f79.

This is the same build number as in the release candidate. It’s the same version if you’re a beta tester or developer.

In terms of what’s new in this update, Apple didn’t change much. However, there are a few items to note.
  • Mac Studio wallpaper
  • Universal control
  • New Podcast app features
  • Automated download for shows for offline use
  • Update for Studio Display

So I believe the colors are a little bit better, the frame is a little better, and I’m not sure whether the audio is any different. Still, I believe it has better skin tones and such, but I’m not sure it’s a giant leap, and it’s still a little grainy, so let me know what you think in the comments below.

Bug fixes

Apple has not stated what they have fixed in terms of bug fixes. They have stated that there are bug fixes such as:
  • They fixed an issue so that developers using store kit 2 can now initiate a subscription offer
  • Fixed universal control issues
  • SMB and WebKit issues fixed
  • Denial of service attack issue fixed
  • Over 50 security-related patches and fixes

Thus it is performing better than before in terms of performance and everything else. I haven’t observed any distinction between it and battery life. While I don’t use it on a mac with a battery very much, I usually keep my MacBooks plugged in, which is a mac studio, so you don’t see the battery choice, but I haven’t observed any change.

macOS 12.4

I’ve been using the betas on various versions and have had no problems with future releases of Mac OS. I would anticipate mac os’s 12.5 betas this week or next week, in addition to ios betas.

Typically, we’ll keep things up until the following update, although mac os 13 will be available at wwdc on June 6th, with some new features and maybe some new adjustments.

We’ll typically have the next version of mac os and the current version with beta updates until the official release of mac os 13 in September or early October.

That’s how it’s typically done. As a result, we’re still waiting for those changes. Hopefully, we’ll see things soon and some new features, especially with Mac OS 13.

Have you tried the new macOS 12.4? If you do, let us know in the comments below what you think of it so far. If you are not upgrading, let us know the reasons below also.

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