The next version of macOS will be be available for download from October 25th. Apple announced the release date on its “Unleashed” event today next to the new one M1 Pro and M1 Max Chips and a redesigned Macbook Pro.
The macOS Monterey To update comes with notable improvements to FaceTime, including support for Spatial Audio and the ability to use SharePlay to listen to music and watch videos with your friends. One of the biggest changes is the inclusion of Universal control, which allows users to seamlessly switch back and forth between an iPad and a Mac. The feature that creates a previous continuity update allows users to drag and drop files between multiple devices and type from a MacBook keyboard on an iPad.
But both SharePlay and Universal Control that was not available in the first beta of macOS Monterey, according to Apple after the first update will arrive “later this fall”.
The release also comes with a major update to Safari this is sometimes controversial as the tab bar and other key features have changed significantly. (The latest beta restored the tab bar by default after earlier versions of the update removed it.) Others Improvements Enjoy Live Text, a Google Lens-like feature that lets you select text in photos, and the addition of quick notes. MacOS is also receiving some updates that first appeared in iOS 15, including focus modes and support for “Shared With You,” which tracks content shared in the Messages app.
With the Shortcuts app and support for AirPlay, Apple is bringing two more important iOS functions to the Mac, since Macs with macOS Monterey can use their devices as AirPlay speakers.
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