Checking the Mac App Store for Monterey I can see that the version is listed as 12.5. However, upon downloading and doing a clean install the resulting version is 12.4.

Anybody else experiencing this? Is 12.5 just a delta download via software update?

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If you already have 12.4 installed, you can upgrade to 12.5

  • in System Preferences -> Software Update
  • by running sudo softwareupdate --install --os-only in Terminal

Both options will download the update, log out all users and restart the system to install the update.

Note: User logout may get stopped by running applications (e.g. if there are unsaved changes). So make sure to save your work before.


Looks like it was a CDN issue. It was downloading installer version 17.4.01, it is now 17.5.01

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