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macOS 12 Monterey: What’s New

Today at WWDC21, Apple announced the next-generation macOS, code-named Monterey. Probably the biggest features to be coming to Macs this fall are:

Developer betas are available today, a public beta opens in July, and the new OS is expected to ship this fall.

Here’s Apple’s press release on today’s macOS announcements:

(CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA) Apple today previewed macOS Monterey, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. macOS Monterey comes with new ways for users to connect, get more done, and work more fluidly across their Apple devices. SharePlay, a new feature in FaceTime, lets users share experiences together, and Shared with You makes it easy to discover and enjoy content shared through Messages right in Photos, Safari, Apple Podcasts, Apple News, and the Apple TV app. A major update to Safari features a gorgeous streamlined tab bar and powerful tab organization with Tab Groups, Shortcuts comes to the Mac to automate everyday tasks, and Focus helps users stay on task and reduce distractions. Additionally, Universal Control and AirPlay to Mac are new Continuity features that offer more ways to work effortlessly across Apple devices. macOS Monterey will support the broadest lineup of Macs in history, including the latest iMac, MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini, as well as Apple’s Intel-based Macs.

“macOS Monterey is packed with features that help Mac users get more done, connect with friends and family in amazing new ways, and work across Mac and iPad more seamlessly than ever before,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We think our customers are going to love browsing the web with Safari’s new tab design, enjoying shared experiences with SharePlay in FaceTime, and using their Mac and other Apple devices together in new ways with Universal Control and AirPlay to Mac.”

Getting More Done with Mac

New tools in macOS Monterey are designed to help users get more done, stay focused, and collaborate:

Shortcuts makes it to Mac!!! Image via Apple

All-New Ways to Stay Connected

macOS Monterey provides meaningful new ways to connect and enjoy time with friends, family, and colleagues:

FaceTime Portrait mode uses the M1 chip to blur a background. Image via Apple

New Ways to Work Across Apple Devices

Working across Apple devices is now better than ever with new Continuity features:

Additional New Features of macOS Monterey

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