- Mail, Safari, and other preloaded apps in macOS 13 Ventura have been redesigned.
- Apple created Continuity Camera to allow Mac users to use their iPhone as a webcam.
- Next month, macOS 13 Ventura will be ready for public beta.
Apple unveiled macOS 13 Ventura as the next iteration of software for Mac and MacBook devices during the WWDC 2022 keynote on Monday. The latest macOS release has an improved multitasking experience with Stage Manager. Mail, Notes, Reminders, and Messages are among the preinstalled apps that have been redesigned in macOS 13. In addition, Apple has included a new Safari browser in macOS 13 Ventura. The latest macOS update will be available for both Intel-powered and Apple Silicon-based Mac devices.
MacOS 13 Ventura is initially available for testing to developers who have registered for the Apple Developer Program. The next release will also be available as a public beta next month before becoming accessible for download later this year, most likely in October.
One of the most notable features in macOS 13 Ventura is the addition of Stage Manager, which allows you to view the list of apps running on the system from a single window. Users may simply multitask by activating Stage Manager directly from the Control Centre.
The new macOS version also contains redesigned System Preferences, which now resemble the Settings app on the iPhone and iPad. It has unique settings that are organised by app. The new macOS update also contains several revamped apps to improve the overall user experience across the platform.
Apple has also released a new Messages app with social network-like features. The app comes pre-installed on macOS 13, exactly like its iOS 16 version.
The latest macOS release has an enhanced Spotlight, which provides extensive search results. Spotlight on macOS 13 can also start a timer.
Apple has included a revamped Mail app with macOS 13 Ventura. It improves search by providing suggestions and spelling corrections. Additionally, Safari on macOS Ventura has been updated to include the ability to share tabs with friends as well as Passkeys. The latter is intended to be a passwordless authentication standard that can be used to log in to various Web services through biometrics via Touch ID.
macOS Ventura supports Metal 3 and MetalFX Upscaling for an improved gaming experience. The inclusion of MetalFX Upscaling is said to allow developers to render rich, visually complex scenes quicker on the system. Apple has revealed that No Man’s Sky will be the first game to be released for the Mac later this year and will be one of the first titles to use MetalFX Upscaling.
Apple has added Continuity to FaceTime, allowing customers to easily switch calls from an iPhone to a Mac. Furthermore, macOS Ventura has the Continuity Camera feature, which lets you use your iPhone as a webcam with your MacBook for a better video conference experience. Continuity Camera complements Apple’s current Centre Stage and Portrait Mode features. The feature is also compatible with apps such as FaceTime, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. Also, consumers will be able to purchase Belkin stands to connect their iPhone to a MacBook in order to use Continuity Camera.
The Clock app and new Memoji customizations are also included in the latest macOS release. It also includes the Shared Photo Library, which is already available on iOS 16. Moreover, the operating system can separate the subject from the backdrop in visuals.