Apple is gearing to make its next move for operating systems on June 6. On that date, the company will kick off the WWDC 2022 conference. During the event, the company will bring a lot of developer-centric announcements, and will officially announce iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS 13, and more. Today, we come with a report (via 9to5Mac) showing everything we can expect from the company’s next operating system for computers.
macOS 13 will be announced soon
Although Apple didn’t make clear noise around macOS 13, we are pretty sure that the WWDC 2022 event will bring the new software. Apple, for the first time in years, will hold the event at its Apple Campus. There will be some developers attending, but the event will also be available virtually from June 6 through June 10. The big news will come on the first day, and that’s when we expect the company to unveil macOS 13 and the new operating systems’ versions.
While iOS, watchOS, and tvOS will probably get a release in September, macOS 13 will have to wait until October or November.
What’s the macOS 13 “fancy” name?
For now, the leaks point out to macOS 13 being called Rome. However, this does not mean much as is a simple codename and doesn’t follow the usual nomenclature. Over the past years, Apple has been calling its macOS versions with California parks. In December last year, Parker Ortolani claimed that the company will likely call the new macOS 13 Mammoth.
List of devices that will run the new OS
The new iOS 13 is likely cutting support for more Intel Macs. So, there is a long list of products going to lose support for the operating system. 2013, 2014, and 2015 Macs will lose support for it. To compare, the list of devices that support macOS 12 Monterey includes:
- 2015 and later MacBook
- Early 2015 and later MacBook Air
- Early 2015 and later MacBook Pro
- Late 2014 and later Mac mini
- Late 2015 and later iMac
- 2017 and later iMac Pro
- Late 2013 and later Mac Pro
- 2022 Mac Studio
New macOS 13 features
macOS 13 will likely focus more than ever on Apple Silicon Macs. There is deeper integration between hardware and software. The company is about to revamp the notifications and will give the ability to add widgets anywhere on the screen. There are also more improvements for Universal Control.
According to Mark Gurman, there are some features coming with macOS 13. He points to redesigned applications and new System Preferences that fall in line with iOS settings. Moreover, the operating system will get new features that work with the iPhone and Apple Watch.
For now, we can only wait and see what Apple has in tow for macOS 13. The company will likely keep moving towards unification between iOS and macOS.