The latest macOS 12.3 beta update includes a new “ScreenCaptureKit” API for high-performance screen recording for third-party Mac apps. The new API will allow developers to filter and select only a specific section of content on the screen like on Zoom where the presenter shares a certain part of their screen with other participants.
Apple has also seeded beta versions of iOS 15.4, iPadOS 15.4, and watchOS 8.5 to developers. Earlier, the company released iOS 15.3, iPadOS 15.3, tvOS 15.3, HomePodOS 15.3, watchOS 8.4, and macOS 12.2 to the public.
macOS 12.3 will allow developers to offer high-performance screen recording capability
Apple described the new API as the following:
Use the ScreenCaptureKit framework to add support for high-performance screen recording to your Mac app. The framework gives you fine-grained control to select and stream only the content that you want to capture. As a stream captures new frames of video, it passes your app a CMSampleBuffer that contains the video data and its related metadata.
The latest macOS 12.3 beta update allows developers to express payment network preference in PKPaymentRequest for Apple Pay, support for passkey technology, and new DualSense adaptive trigger firmware. But unlike the previous builds, the latest macOS beta contains supports for the highly anticipated Universal Control feature.
Previously, the macOS Monterey 12.2 update included a fix for the Safari data leak bug, as well as scrolling improvements in the browser on MacBook Pro models with 120Hz ProMotion displays. macOS Monterey 12.1 was earlier released with SharePlay, Apple Music Voice Plan, Digital Legacy for Apple ID, and other features.
Mac models compatible with macOS Monterey 12.3 beta
- MacBook Air (early 2015 and later)
- MacBook Pro (early 2015 and later)
- MacBook (early 2016 and later)
- iMac (later 2015 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac mini (late 2014 and later)
- Mac Pro (late 2013 and later)
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