All the Top New Features Coming to MacOS Sequoia

All the Top New Features Coming to MacOS Sequoia Leave a comment

Apple has formally unveiled the most recent model of its working system for Mac. This time round, Apple caught to its “California locations” naming conference and went with macOS Sequoia. (Sure, a sequoia is a sort of tree, however it’s additionally a national park in northern California.)

Also called macOS 15, the brand new OS packs a ton of recent capabilities onto the desktop, together with a password administration app, videoconferencing instruments, and updates to Safari, in addition to all of the options that include Apple Intelligence—the corporate’s new artificial-intelligence-powered system. Under, we break down all these new options that can change into accessible in macOS Sequoia when it ships this fall.

Be sure you additionally take a look at our iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 feature roundup for all the brand new options coming to your iPhone and iPad, and our have a look at what’s new in watchOS 11.

Is Your Mac Appropriate?

MacOS Sequoia, or macOS 15, is a free replace in your Apple computer systems. However some options, like Apple Intelligence (extra on that, later), are unique to Macs with the M-series Apple silicon chip. To determine which Mac mannequin you’ve got, click on on the Apple icon within the menu bar within the upper-left nook of your show and click on About This Mac. We have listed all of the fashions that can have the ability to run macOS Sequoia beneath.

  • MacBook Air: 2020 and later
  • MacBook Professional: 2018 and later
  • Mac Mini: 2018 and later
  • iMac: 2019 and later
  • iMac Professional: 2017 and later
  • Mac Professional: 2019 and later
  • Mac Studio: 2022 and later

MacOS Sequoia is at present accessible solely as a developer beta, however the public beta (the place everybody can check out the options) might be accessible in July.

New Options

Under, we break down all the key options coming to MacOS 15. For a full checklist, head over to Apple’s official preview page.

iPhone Mirroring

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Typically your iPhone is within the different room or deep in your bag. For these moments when that you must use it however merely do not feel like getting as much as discover it, you’ll pull it up in your laptop. As a part of Apple’s Continuity options, iPhone Mirroring provides you the power to each entry and work together along with your iPhone wirelessly utilizing your Mac.

When the characteristic is in motion, you will see your iPhone’s customized house display screen seem. From there, you should utilize the keyboard, trackpad, or mouse to pull and drop content material (like photographs, movies, and recordsdata) between each gadgets, open and use any of your apps, swipe by way of all of the pages on your property display screen, in addition to view and reply to notifications. Whilst you’re doing all this, your iPhone will stay locked. It additionally works whereas your iPhone is in Standby mode, a characteristic from iOS 17 that turns your iPhone into a wise show whereas charging.

Safari Updates

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MacOS Sequoia gives a number of new options to Safari. With Highlights, Safari will use machine intelligence to point out you related data from the webpage like instructions, hyperlinks, summaries, and restaurant opinions. Apple additionally redesigned the Reader to attenuate distractions. Along with a sleeker view of the article, you will additionally see a abstract and a desk of contents (for longer articles). If the webpage features a video, Viewer will carry it to the forefront whereas nonetheless supplying you with entry to playback controls (Image in Image included).

Window Tiling

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Those that all the time maintain a ton of browser home windows open concurrently will recognize the brand new Window Tiling characteristic that helps set up them for a greater viewing expertise. Whenever you drag a window to the sting of the display screen, the brand new OS will routinely recommend a tiled place in your display screen. (It is much like Snap on Windows.) You possibly can then drop the window into place, prepare a number of home windows aspect by aspect, or place them in any of the 4 corners to make room for extra apps. For faster group, you should utilize keyboard and menu shortcuts too.

Videoconference Instruments

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Final 12 months, Apple added a ton of recent videoconference instruments with MacOS Sonoma together with Presenter Overlay, Reactions, and varied options for the Mac’s built-in webcam. This 12 months, the corporate is including a number of extra. With apps like FaceTime and Zoom, you will have entry to a brand new presenter preview functionality that permits you to see what you are about to share earlier than really sharing it. In the meantime, the built-in backgrounds characteristic permits you to apply system wallpapers, colour gradients, or your personal photographs as a backdrop for video calls. Apple says this characteristic might be accessible on FaceTime and third-party apps like Webex.

A New Passwords App

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Should you by no means beloved Keychain, now you’ve got a greater possibility: macOS Sequoia comes with a brand new Passwords app that permits you to entry all of your passwords (Wi-Fi passwords included), passkeys, and verification codes in a single place. It retains all of your Apple gadgets in sync, runs on Home windows machines (utilizing the iCloud for Windows app) too, and helps end-to-end encryption.

Extra With Messages

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A couple of new Messages options are coming to macOS Sequoia—and by extension, to iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 as effectively. You’ll format your texts inside Messages utilizing daring, italic, underline, and strikethrough sort remedies. You may even have the power so as to add animated results to a selected phrase inside a textual content. For some phrases and phrases, you will additionally see recommendations seem as you sort. Apple added new Tapbacks too—as an alternative of utilizing the normal coronary heart, thumbs up, thumbs down, query mark, or exclamation level, you will additionally see choices to make use of emoji and stickers. One other standout new characteristic is the choice to schedule your messages forward of time so that they’ll be despatched later.

Apple Intelligence Options

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Along with the options above, the corporate additionally introduced new AI capabilities powered by Apple Intelligence—its “private intelligence system” constructed into MacOS Sequoia, in addition to iOS 18 and iPadOS 18.

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