Apple releases Safari Technology Preview 127, including for macOS Monterey

Safari on Mac
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What you need to know

  • Apple has released Safari Technology Preview 127 for download.
  • Users can download versions for macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey.

Apple has released Safari Technology Preview version 127 for download. The release, which is designed to give web developers a sneak peek at the upcoming web technologies on offer in macOS, is a free download from the Apple website.

This time the update comes in two different flavors; one for macOS Big Sur and the other for macOS Monterey. Those running the macOS Monterey betas should make sure to download the correct one, while those using macOS Big Sur can't install the Monterey version at all.

Apple's release notes include the changes that have gone into release 127 and are worth a look before installing. Those notes suggest CSS, WebAPI, Accessibility, and more are all in receipt of improvements this time around. Bug fixes related to scrolling and layout issues are also included.

Most people don't need to download the Safari Technology Preview, but if you do it's important to remember that this isn't a finished version of Safari and should be treated as such. Much like installing beta versions of macOS, installing the Safari Technology Preview release could mean that some websites won't necessarily behave the way they should. Keep that in mind before installing. The good news is you can continue to run the standard Safari build alongside these releases, so there's always a route back to Safari proper if needed.

Safari is still the best Mac web browser around, despite its macOS Monterey foibles. And even those aren't enough to make me consider moving to something else.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.