Apple on Monday announced macOS Sonoma, or macOS 14, with new features and enhancements. This includes improvements to iMessage, desktop widgets, aerial screensavers, a new Game Mode, and more.
Here’s what’s new with macOS Sonoma
Just like iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, iMessage on macOS Sonoma comes with a bunch of new features. This includes emoji tapbacks and a new emoji stickers interface. The little-used iMessage apps have also been hidden away behind a sub-menu, for a cleaner and simpler overall design.
For the first time ever, macOS now has aerial screensavers, similar to tvOS. macOS Sonoma also allow users to add interactive widgets to the desktop.
For gamers, macOS Sonoma introduces a new Game Mode that takes full advantage of the Mac’s hardware when the user is playing games. There are also enhancements to Metal and a new API to let developers port Windows games to the Mac.
The first beta of macOS Sonoma will be released today to developers. Apple says a public beta will be available this summer, while the official release is expected this fall. More details about the update can be found on the Apple Developer website.
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