macOS, the operating system developed by Apple Inc. for their Mac computers has long been a representation of style and innovation. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is an eagerly anticipated event that has begun on June 5, 2023, and ends on June 9, 2023.
Moreover, Apple improves the user experience by adding new features and improvements every year. Also, Sonoma, named after the Californian wine region, will be the name of the upcoming release of macOS. However, In this article, we will delve into the key features of macOS 14 Sonoma.
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macOS 14 Sonoma features & benefits
New screensavers in macOS Sonoma will show slow-motion videos of locations rather than still pictures of locations all over the world. Once you are logged in, it will also become part of your desktop. You can now freely move widgets around the desktop thanks to upgrades to widgets. Here are a few features & benefits that come with the macOS 14. Take a look at these features.
Now you can add widgets anywhere on the screen. Check to see whether they aren’t distracting and can be glanced at without feeling intrusive. Also, you can add more widgets from the widgets gallery. Moreover, the widgets on your Mac can be accessed through Continuity from your iPhone. Only needs to be on the same WiFi network as the iPhone. Photographers can choose images from the widget without ever leaving the Photos app. This improvement in Widgets lets the users personalise their Mac smoothly.
2. Game mode
Next up is gaming, which is entirely changed with the introduction of Apple Silicon, which delivers incredible graphic performance to every Mac. The game mode guarantees that the game is given top priority on the GPU and CPU, making interactive gaming on a Mac possible by using controllers to cut down on latency. New Game Porting Kit New tools will enable developers to quickly assess how well their game will run on Macs, drastically slowing down game development.
3. Video Conferencing
All of us spend a lot of time on video calls, however, your face and presence may be missed when sharing your screen. Moreover, you are distinguished from the background in a new video effect called Presenter overlay. To express your feelings about something, you may also include a reaction in your video. Fireworks are triggered by two thumbs up. These visual effects can be used with different video conferencing applications like Zoom, teams, facetime, Webex & more.
4. Improved Safari
Next is the safari, the world’s fastest browser. Moreover, it is powered by the webkit which offers the best technology used by millions of apps. In addition, it is continuously updated and new typography will be included in future releases. Additionally, the lock browser window blocks trackers from loading pages. Through iCloud Keychain, end-to-end encrypted passkeys and passwords can be distributed across a group. Lastly, you can divide your work, home, and school settings.
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5. Web Apps
You can create a Web App from a frequently used website. When an icon is added to the dock, the dock displays it. After then, the web page takes on an appearance similar to an app. This feature enables you to access your favourite websites with ease on a Mac.
Additionally, profiles will soon be available, allowing users to divide their history, extensions, cookies, tab groups, and favourites between multiple users based on their specific needs.
Mac Compatible with macOS 14 Sonoma
Here is the list of Mac devices Compatible with macOS 14 Sonoma:
- MacBook Pro (from 2018 & later)
- MacBook Air (from 2018 & later)
- iMac Pro (from 2019 & later)
- Mac Pro (from 2019 & later)
- Mac Studio (from 2022 & later)
- Mac mini (from 2018 & later)
- iMac (from 2017)
macOS 14 Sonoma release date
If Apple follows their previous trend, then the macOS 14 Sonoma will come in the month of September/October. Moreover, it’s expected to be released on 26th September.
Hope you find these macOS 14 Sonoma features interesting and that these updates will bring the changes that you desire. Also, it will be interesting to see how the news will be intriguing for Mac gaming.
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