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Apple released a beta of macOS Monterey 12.2 recently. It looks like the company is completely rebuilding the Apple Music app as a native program based on AppKit, which means it’ll run faster and with fewer issues.

The beta was first spotted by Twitter user Luming Yin. Unfortunately, the macOS Monterey 12.2 beta is only being seeded to developers at this time, so you’ll have to jump through some hoops if you want to actually test out the latest version of the Apple Music app on macOS. However, it’s nice to know that Apple is working on the app, as the old version left a bit to be desired after the release of macOS Monterey.

Outside of the Apple Music app, 9to5Mac also found that the Apple TV app in macOS Monterey 12.1 was rebuilt using the new AppKit, so it appears that Apple is making its way through many of its default apps to make them run more smoothly on macOS Monterey.

While Apple didn’t say much about what macOS Monterey 12.2 included, 9to5Mac did some digging and found that it also brings improved scrolling in Safari with ProMotion MacBook Pro devices. So if you have one of the newest MacBook Pro laptops, this is a pleasant update that’ll make browsing the web a smoother experience.

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