The New macOS Ventura: Its Features and Changes
The latest version of Apple’s computer operating system, macOS Ventura, was released today. macOS Ventura is a substantial upgrade that introduces a brand-new multitasking experience in the shape of Stage Manager, overhauls several stock programs such as Mail and Messages, and adds new features across the platform.
macOS Ventura, which had been introduced at WWDC 2022, is the current version of macOS, the operating system that runs on the Mac. macOS Ventura is a substantial upgrade that brings a new multitasking experience, overhauls several programs, and adds improved platform features.
Here are the new features and lesser-known updates to emphasize if you’re upgrading, and I’ve created a video showing few of them. It should be noted that macOS 13 is only compatible with Macs from 2017 and beyond.
Let us take a closer look!
Schedule when to send an email
Choose a time when to send an email thru a button, or choose “Send Later to pick the date and time.
Quickly find a photo in Spotlight
Use Spotlight to search for a photo on your Mac. To get preview, select the photo and press the Space bar.
Edit a text message
Sent a message too fast? Control-click the message, then choose Edit. To unsend it altogether, choose Undo Send.
Collaborate in Messages
When you send a shared note, presentation or other document using Messages, everyone in the conversation gets updates as edits are made. To see the changes, click Show.
Share a photo library
With iCloud Shared Photo Library, you can seamlessly share photos and videos with family, so everyone can see the latest.
Focus on your Apps
Stage Managers lets you organize your apps so you can stay focused and navigate between them seamlessly.
Hand off a FaceTime call
Easily switch your FaceTime call to your Mac without hanging up. Your EarPods and some bluetooth headsets will also switch over.
Game Center – The Game Center dashboard has been updated to make it easier to view your friends’ play activity and achievements in one place. Game Center also supports SharePlay, which allows you to play games with pals while on a FaceTime conversation.
Apple Pay – Before completing a transaction, the payment sheet has been revamped to make it easy to add cards, manage information, and review purchase details.
Dictation – Dictation has automatic punctuation to insert commas, periods, and question marks as you dictate text, as well as the ability to enter emoji. Dictation with Emoji requires an Apple silicon Mac.
iCloud+ – Third-party apps can use Hide My Email.
Keyboard – There are new emoji search, autocorrect, and keyboard layout languages.
Music – There are new music notifications and updated recommendations to help you keep track of musicians you like.
News – News offers a “My Sports” section where you may find information about your favorite teams, leagues, and athletes. Local coverage is provided by Home Pages, and local news has spread to many markets.
Reference Mode – Using Sidecar, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro may be utilized as a supplementary reference display for the Mac.
TV – To aid discovery, there are new rich video previews at the top of the Apple TV+ tab.
Siri – Siri’s design has been modified to provide more tailored results to assist you in finding the information you require.
Stocks – The Stocks app now includes earnings dates, allowing you to view when a company’s next earnings reports will be released, as well as new Stocks widgets. You may also build many custom watchlists to better organize the tickers you follow.
Tips – Collections in the Tips app can be explored by theme and interest.
Translate – Turkish, Thai, Vietnamese, Polish, Indonesian, and Dutch have all expressed interest in system-wide translation.
Security Updates – Security updates can be applied to the Mac without a system update or restart using the Rapid Security Response function.
macOS Ventura no longer supports Mac models from 2014 to 2016, although it is compatible with 2017 and later Macs. A complete list of Macs that may run macOS Ventura is provided below.
- iMac (2017 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- MacBook Air (2018 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac Pro (2019 and later)
- Mac Studio (2022)
- Mac mini (2018 and later)
- MacBook (2017)