Apple adds 120Hz scrolling in latest Safari Technology Preview

Macos Big Sur Preview Safari Hero
Macos Big Sur Preview Safari Hero (Image credit: Rene Ritchie)

What you need to know

  • Apple has released Safari Technology Preview 135.
  • The new version adds support to 120Hz scrolling for ProMotion displays.
  • The update specifically benefits owners of the new MacBook Pro models.

Safari Technology Preview 135 is here and it adds a much-needed feature for new MacBook Pro owners.

According to the release notes (opens in new tab), the latest version of the Safari Technology preview adds support for 120Hz scrolling on ProMotion displays. The feature will be exclusively beneficial for any owner of the new 14-inch or 16-inch MacBook Pro.

When Apple launched macOS Monterey, its latest version of macOS, it did not add native support for 120Hz in Safari. It appears that the company has waited until the launch of the new MacBook Pro models to get that feature added to its browser.

Safari Technology Preview is an experimental version of Safari for users on macOS Monterey and macOS Big Sur. The preview allows developers and the curious to test out the latest and greatest features of Apple's browser and provide feedback to the company.

If you want, you can download (opens in new tab) Safari Technology Preview and test it out for yourself. You can check out the release notes (opens in new tab) of Safari Technology Preview 135 on the Apple Developer website.

Since support is still limited to the Technology Preview, we'll have to wait and see when 120Hz comes to the public version of Safari. If you have a new MacBook Pro and want to see what the experience is like, however, you can download Safari Technology Preview for free and try it out now.

Joe Wituschek
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

1 Comment
  • It doesn't actually add it. There is literally no change here vs. the previous version of Safari Technology Preview.