Apple has just released macOS 13 Ventura. With the shift from Intel to its own silicon complete and the M2 chip just announced, this new Mac operating system will be limited to newer machines.
Unlike macOS Monterey, which supported a large number of Macs, Apple is shrinking the gap between Intel Macs and its own. The beloved “trashcan” Mac Pro, for example, will not support macOS 13 Ventura. Here is the complete list of Macs that are compatible:
- iMac (2017 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac Pro (2019 and later)
- Mac Mini (2018 and later)
- Mac Studio (2022)
- MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
- MacBook Air (2018 and later)
- MacBook (2017 and later)
What the macOS Ventura offers
The new macOS Ventura operating system contains a new range of upgrades and other continuity features that bring the operating system closer to iOS.
Enabling the function from the Control Center will automatically organize your open windows on the left side of your screen while centering the one you’re working in. Users can also group windows together to open multiples at once.
Spotlight has also been updated: it can now identify photographs in your photo collection and search for them by location, people, sceneries, objects, or text present in the image (via the Live Text feature). Spotlight will also allow you to do actions (starting a timer, running a Shortcut). Spotlight is also now available at the bottom of the iOS homescreen.
Search in the Mail app has been improved with more detailed previews, instant suggestions, and typo fixes. You can also schedule and unsend from emails within the app, create reminders to return to messages later, and receive follow-up suggestions.
Safari also includes a Tab Groups feature that allows users to see what tabs their friends are browsing in real time — you can collaborate on bookmark lists and initiate chats or calls directly from the browser. It also allows biometric “Passkeys” as password replacements across several compatible systems.
Messages now includes the ability to edit and unsend messages, mark them as unread, and recover them if accidentally deleted.