macOS 13 named Ventura has been announced at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in early June. Alongside the M2 chip becoming official, Apple confirmed that macOS 13 Ventura is coming in late 2022.
So what’s changing?
System Settings is the new name for System Preferences, finally sees a redesign for the first time on the Mac, making it easier to find those settings when you need to.
Mail gets a well overdue update with improved search, but probably the most anticipated feature will be the ability to cancel delivery of an email after clicking and also schedule sending an email. Safari the introduction of Passkeys, a new way to create passwords that Apple says might be good enough to replace text passwords. It certainly sounds clever: rather than make up a weak password, Passkeys uses TouchID or FaceID on your Mac to create a unique digital key that is only used for that site.
Freeform this is a new app that was teased by Apple as launching later this year, where you can brainstorm ideas with other invited users on a blank canvas, which will work across a Mac, an iPad and an iPhone. You can insert images, PDF files, videos and also preview what you’re going to send, to make sure that your content is relevant to the topic at hand.
Weather and Clock comes to macOS Apps that have been on iOS since the start, are arriving on macOS Ventura. The same app has moved over to Ventura and iPadOS 16, with the same weather animations and useful information that can now be viewed on your Mac. Alongside this, you can ask Siri to set alarms for the Clocks app or set one yourself.
Apple has confirmed that the following Macs are supported by macOS Ventura:
MacBook models from 2017 or later, MacBook Air models from 2018 or later, MacBook Pro models from 2017 or later, Mac mini models from 2018 or later, iMac models from 2017 or later, iMac Pro (all models), Mac Pro models from 2019 or later, Mac Studio (all models).
I really look forward to checking this one out!
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