Dropbox has announced that its Mac app will not be fully compatible with the upcoming macOS 12.3 update and if users choose to upgrade to the new macOS version, they will face issues in accessing online-only files.
Dropbox announced native support for M1 Macs a year after the launch of Apple Silicon and running the Mac app on Rossetta. However, users’ complaints of battery drain and consumption of RAM on the unsupported Mac app pushed the company to add native support for Apple Silicon for faster performance which is expected in H1 2022. The announced date aligns with the alleged release date of the new macOS version.
Dropbox gives the launch time macOS 12.3 in March 2022, ahead of Apple
Currently, macOS 12.1 is available to the public and the tech giant recently released macOS 12.2 Release Candidate which is usually the last build before the public launch of the update. So, even before Apple, Dropbox had given a release time frame of the next macOS 12.3 update.
Dropbox is actively working on full support for the upcoming macOS 12.3 (Monterey) release and will begin rolling out a beta version in March 2022.
If you choose to update to macOS 12.3, you may have issues opening online-only files in third-party applications on your Mac. As a temporary workaround, you can open online-only files directly in Finder.
The announcement hints at the changes Apple has planned in the upcoming update which will make it difficult for online file sharing applications to function properly without updates. Since it is the first time anyone has referred to the next macOS build, there is nothing else known about the update apart from this now ‘known issue’ as shared by Dropbox.
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