It was no surprise that Apple was going to reveal some of the new macOS features later this year during the opening speech opening of WWDC. It did, but not before showing off the new M2 chip, which is coming first to a new MacBook Air and a new 13″ MacBook Pro.
During the presentation, the company announced the name that the next version of macOS will carry, as well as the various details of the new innovations and updates of its applications for Mac: Mail, Safari and others.
We’re not beating around the bush: here’s everything you need to know about macOS 13.
macOS 13 name revealed: Ventura
For months it was rumored that the next macOS update, macOS 13, would be called Mammoth. Well, the rumors were not right this time, and almost better, because the name finally chosen sounds much better: Ventura.
Thus, Apple’s tradition of giving each version of macOS a name in addition to a version number is maintained. As usual and since Mavericks launched in 2013, the name is taken from a California location. Before, big cat names were used.
When will macOS 13 be released?
As usual, Apple showed off some of the main features that will come to the next version of macOS during the opening speech inaugural WWDC 2022, which was held on June 6 at 10:00 a.m. (local time).
The Software It will not be made public, beware, for a few months (“autumn”, according to Apple). Most likely it won’t arrive until late October 2022, likely when new Macs and MacBooks arrive as well. In 2021, macOS Monterey arrived on Monday, October 25, so something similar could happen for macOS 13.
For now, the only ones who can test the new features of macOS 13 are the developers who are part of the Apple Developer Program, since the company has already launched the first beta version for developers this June 6.
Those in Apple’s beta software program will be able to test out the first public beta starting in July.
Which Macs will be compatible with macOS 13?
We are waiting to find out which Macs are compatible with macOS Ventura, but we can surely get an idea of which ones will be able to install macOS 13 if we look at the list of models compatible with the previous update:
- 2016 or later MacBook models
- 2015 or later MacBook Air models
- 2015 or later MacBook Pro models
- Mac mini models from Fall 2014 or later
- iMac models from October 2015 or later
- iMac Pro (all models)
- 2013 or later Mac Pro models
- Mac Studio (all models)
There’s no reason to think these Macs won’t be compatible with the next macOS, especially since the 2014 Mac mini was sold until 2018 and the 2013 Mac Pro until 2019, and that Apple won’t let them pass without an update if it’s so new that it could be bought. Of course, they are surely not compatible with certain functions.
What’s new in macOS 13 Ventura
The Continuity feature continues to evolve now with the introduction of Stage Manager, a new way to manage desktop clutter that reminds us a bit of Spaces, as it lets you organize your workspaces and hide them, well only on one side of the screen, in place from above.
Another function related to the Continuity function is the one that will allow you to use your iPhone as a webcam, as well as transfer a FaceTime call from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac. It is a good way to take advantage of the camera iPhone, much more powerful than any Mac.
A really impressive feature is Desk View, which shows the person you’re calling two views: your face and your desk. Using the iPhone’s camera means Mac users can benefit from features like Portrait mode and Center Stage, as well as the new Studio Light feature.
Spotlight is Apple’s feature for finding things, and now it’s been revamped. Quick Look will let you preview the files. You can search photos by location, objects, people and more. Improvements to live text mean you’ll also be able to search within images and videos. Users will even be able to create a new document, start a timer or more, right from Spotlight.
“System Settings” is the new name for “System Preferences,” a name that iOS users will probably feel comfortable with.
Apps that have been updated in macOS 13 Ventura
Over the years, as Apple has updated the operating system on the Mac, it has also made changes to many of the apps that come with the Mac, and it’s the same this year.
Apple has already introduced some of the new features in Safari and Mail, along with updates to the Weather and Clock app, as well as new accessibility tools (like live captions).
Mail will bring improvements to search, but surely the most anticipated feature is the ability to unsend an email after it has been sent (we imagine there will be a time limit) and also to schedule sending an email.
Like its iOS counterpart (iOS 16), “Messages” on Mac will also allow users to edit a message after it’s been sent, as well as recover accidentally deleted messages.
Access keys will be generated more securely to identify you (they will be associated with Touch ID or Face ID). These will replace the passwords. Apple claims that “Passkeys are unique digital keys that stay on the device and are never stored on a web server”, so they are more secure because it is impossible to divulge one or impersonate it. somebody.
the world is waiting video game on the Mac finally take off. Apple says all new Macs will be able to run AAA games “with ease”. Improvements to Metal 3, MetalFX Upscaling, and Fast Resource Loading API should benefit game developers.