Apple dedicated close attention to the macOS operating system, which runs on Macs. The name of this year’s edition is macOS Monterey, and it will be released to the public later this fall.
MacOS Monterey, like iOS 15, is more about tweaking than rewriting the operating system. Instead, there are useful features like Universal Control, which allows you to handle numerous Macs and iPads with just a single keyboard and mouse/trackpad.
It’s not a capability we could imagine being used very often between two Macs, but it could be incredibly useful between a Mac and an iPad. Naturally, all of the devices in use must be signed in with the same Apple ID and have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Handoff enabled. Furthermore, Universal Control must be launched from a Mac, and hardware compatibility must be considered.
With macOS Monterey, Safari gets a cosmetic makeover to make it less cluttered. To give more space to websites you visit, the Smart Search field and new floating tabs have been streamlined. Tab groups also allow you to quickly access common websites of interest and may be shared across your iPhone and iPad.
AirPlay to Mac
AirPlay has been available on iOS devices for a long time, allowing users to quickly send video or music to a compatible smart TV. You can now use AirPlay to view videos and audio from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac. The Live Information feature, which we first saw in iOS 15, is now available in macOS Monterey, letting you easily take readable text from an image for manipulation.
Shortcuts make it simple to link numerous processes together to speed up your productivity. The revamped and feature-rich Apple Maps app, which debuted with iOS 15, is also included. Finally, the OS incorporates Low Power Mode from the iPhone, allowing you to squeeze even more time out of your MacBook battery when it runs low.
MacOS Monterey is compatible with the following devices, according to Apple:
- iMac: Late 2015 and later
- Mac Pro: Late 2013 and later
- iMac Pro: 2017 and later
- Mac mini: Late 2014 and later
- MacBook Air: Early 2015 and later
- MacBook: Early 2016 and later
- MacBook Pro: Early 2015 and later
The developer preview of Apple’s macOS Monterey is now available.