Apple has made the macOS 12.2 beta update available to public beta testers in its beta program, just a day after it was made available to developers. According to 9to5Mac, the OS includes a new Music app that Apple rebuilt as a full native application. Apple debuted macOS’ dedicated Music app in 2019, but it retained some iTunes elements for some parts of it, implying that it still displays web content within the app.
According to what 9to5Mac has seen, macOS 12.2 beta employs AppKit, the framework required to provide applications with a native interface. There won’t be much of a visual difference, but the new app is said to be faster. Searching for songs in Music, for example, will be faster because the results will be displayed on a native interface, while scrolling and trackpad gestures will feel smoother and more responsive.
In addition to a new Music app, macOS 12.2 will improve Safari scrolling for 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that support refresh rates of up to 120Hz. You’ll need to download and install the macOS Developer Beta Access Utility to try out macOS 12.2. The latest beta update will then be available in the Software Update section of System Preferences.