This afternoon of September 26, the final version of macOS 14 Sonoma, the new version of Apple’s desktop operating system, officially arrives. If you have a Mac you are interested, and we bring you the list with all the news What you will find when you update.
We are going to offer you this list in a summarized way so that it is easy to see what’s new at a glance. We’re also going to tell you what type of Macs are compatible, and how you can search for and install the update once it arrives.
Main new features of macOS 14
And now we go with the list of the main new features of macOS 14 Sonomathe new version of the Mac operating system. In each of the new features on the list we are going to include a short description so that you know what it is about.
Widgets on the desktop: In addition to still being able to have widgets in the Notification Center, you will now also be able to put them directly on the desktop to make them more accessible.
Game mode: A new mode that prioritizes the CPU and GPU when you are playing so that games can benefit from as many resources as possible.
Arrival of AAA games: This new game mode and the improvement of macOS as a gaming platform has led to numerous AAA games being ported, such as Death Stranding, Medium, Stray, No Mans Sky, Humankind and more.
Video conferencing improvements: New options are added for video conferences, with effects and reactions that you will be able to use when you are doing them.
New wallpapers and screensavers: As in each version, new wallpaper images are added related to the location from which the version name is obtained, in this case Sonoma, as well as many others. There are also new screensavers.
Safari profiles: You can create different profiles for different contexts, each with different bookmarks, cookies, extensions, history, favorites and tabs.
Shared passwords: The password system goes up a level, and now you will be able to share the ones you want with families through iCloud.
Web Apps from Safari: Safari allows you to create a web application from any web page. This way, you can launch the website you want as if it were an application in an independent window.
Private browsing improvements: More advanced protection is now used to identify you when you browse, and to try to prevent pages from tracking your activities. Private browsing will also be blocked when not in use.
Screen sharing improvements: The screen sharing application improves, to be able to do with lower audio latency, higher frame rate per second, and support for two virtual screens.
Accessibility improvements: Improvements are also added aimed at better use of the device by people with hearing, speech, vision and cognitive problems.
PDF improvements: Can be filled more quickly with autofill options.
Bye Hey Siri: You will simply have to say Siri to invoke the Apple assistant.
More stickers: The Messages app now adds new types of stickers, and improvements to searches, replies, and iCloud sync options.
Autocorrection when writing: When you’re trying to type, there’s a new autocorrect feature that shows you text suggestions.
Devices compatible with macOS 14
Now, we finish with the list of the Macs that will receive the update to macOS 14. This list will not have all the models, but from what year the type of Mac you have must be to receive the update:
iMac: end of 2017 onwards.
iMac Pro: 2017.
MacBook Air: 2018 onwards.
MacBook Pro: 2016 onwards.
Mac Pro: 2019 onwards.
Mac mini: 2018 onwards.
MacBook: 2017 onwards.
How to update to macOS 14
To update your Mac to macOS 14, all you have to do is go to the settings of your device. Within the settings, click on the General section in the left column, and here enter the section Software update that will appear inside you.
When you do this, your Mac will start checking for updates of the operating system automatically. When the new macOS Sonoma is released, it will appear and you can proceed with the download.
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