Apple today released macOS 13 Ventura, the latest version of its operating system designed to run on Macs. macOS Ventura comes after months of beta testing and enhancements.
macOS Ventura does not support Macs released between 2014 and 2016, it only supports Macs from 2017 and later. Here's the full list of Macs that can run macOS Ventura.
- iMac (2017 and newer)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- MacBook Air (2018 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2017 and newer)
- Mac Pro (2019 or newer)
- Mac Studio (2022)
- Mac mini (2018 and newer)
- Apple Computer (2017)
How to update to macOS Ventura
To update supported Macs to macOS Ventura, go to System Preferences - Software Update app.
Stage Manager, a new multitasking feature added to macOS Ventura, helps you organize your apps and windows into a single view, so you can focus on your main app while quickly switching between tasks.
The main application will be centered on the screen, and other windows will be collapsed to the left. You can click the application icons on the left to switch between applications.
You can also group apps together for specific jobs, such as combining the Photos app with Lightroom for photo editing. Grouped apps can be sorted, resized, and laid out for a more optimized workspace.
With Continuity Camera, you can turn your iPhone XR or later into a webcam for your Mac, taking advantage of iPhone's incredible camera technology for clearer video calls. What's special is that the iPhone can be connected to your Mac wirelessly (or wired for you), and the iPhone's camera will automatically switch to webcam mode when the iPhone is brought close to the Mac.
- Portrait Mode - Portrait Mode will appear on any Mac with an iPhone connected, blurring the background behind you.
- Center Stage – Center Stage uses iPhone's ultra-wide-angle camera to adjust the frame to keep you centered as you move around during a video call. It's also useful if there are a lot of people on the call, as it keeps everyone in frame.
- Studio Light – This feature will blur the background and brighten the face to replace external light. Apple says it's ideal for difficult lighting situations, such as a backlit scene in front of a window.
- Desktop View - This mode will use your iPhone's ultra-wide camera to show what's on your desktop during a video call. It's designed to mimic an overhead camera where you can share your desk and your face at the same time.
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Features not available on Mac Intel
- Live captioning of audio content, including FaceTime.
- Reference patterns in sidecar.
- Emoji support in dictation mode.