macOS Ventura, or macOS 13, is the nineteenth major release of macOS that was released on 24 October 2022. It was announced on 6 June 2022 at WWDC.
- Added Stage Manager, a new multitasking feature.
- Added Weather and Clock apps, which are functionally similar to their iOS counterparts.
- The System Preferences app was renamed to System Settings. It was redesigned to make it similar with the look and feel of Settings in iOS.
- Enhancements to Continuity. The user can now use a compatible iPhone as the extended webcam for the Mac.
- Added ability to undo sent emails in Mail.
- Added ability to edit and undo sent messages in iMessage.
- Added Shared Tab Groups and Passkeys to Safari with version 16.
- Updated the design for Siri to be consistent with iOS.
- Improvements to the Spotlight feature.
- Added Live Captions.
- Added support for Metal 3.
- Intel HD 600 (Gen 9.5), AMD Vega (GCN 5), and Apple M1 chips are cited as being the minimum required hardware to support Metal 3.
- AMD Polaris GPUs still function within the OS, but only support the Metal 2 feature set.
- Added Lockdown Mode, which increases security to help protect against sophisticated cyber attacks.
- Added Rapid Security Response updates, a feature that allows for fast patching of user-space without full System Volume updates.
macOS Ventura is compatible with the following Macs:
- iMac (2017 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- MacBook (2017)
- MacBook Air (2018 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac mini (2018 and later)
- Mac Studio (2022 and later)
- Mac Pro (2019 and later)
Support for the following hardware has been removed: