Apple’s macOS 12.2 Beta Adds ProMotion Support To Safari

Following the launch of the new mini-LED 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros earlier this year many users noted that Safari wasn’t scrolling as smoothly as it should. It later transpired that Safari didn’t fully support ProMotion and wasn’t taking full use of the new machines’ 120Hz variable refresh rate.

With macOS 12.2, that’s going to change.

As noted by multiple people online, the new developer beta of macOS 12.2 does appear to support ProMotion within Safari for the first time although Apple hasn’t confirmed so. This comes after Apple released a new Safari Technology Preview with 120Hz support earlier this year, although it didn’t fix the problem completely.

If you’re using a non-ProMotion Mac or third-party display, you’re unlikely to notice any difference here. You also need to wait for the macOS 12.2 update to be made available to everyone and so far, we don’t know when that will happen.

This macOS 12.2 beta was a surprise release and is only the first one — suggesting we might have to wait a while before it’s ready for prime time.

As for other changes, it appears the same beta release also has a new Music app, one that’s a native app which should make it more responsive and fluid during use. Again, Apple is yet to confirm any of that however and the changes were noticed by early beta testers.

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