macOS Ventura

macOS Ventura
Version of macOS
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Version13
CodenameRome
Preliminary name
Architecturex86_64, ARM64e
Latest build22A5286j
Release dateFall 2022
Support end
Replaces
macOS Monterey (12)

macOS Ventura (13) is a version of macOS, announced at WWDC on 6 June 2022.

It is the first version of macOS to not boot out of the box on CPUs without AVX2, first present in Intel's Haswell architecture, however pre-AVX2 support is still provided on Apple silicon installations for Rosetta 2[1]. Ventura drops support for AMD's GCN 1-3 GPUs, as well as Intel Haswell, Broadwell, and Skylake integrated graphics. The new version additionally introduces Metal 3, an upgraded low-overhead graphics API for Apple OSes. Intel UHD, AMD Vega (GCN 5), and Apple M1 chips are cited as being the minimum required hardware to support Metal 3. Older GPUs still compatible with the OS, like Intel Kaby Lake integrated graphics and AMD Polaris still function but only support Metal 2.

  • Added Stage Manager, a new multitasking feature.
  • Added Weather and Clock apps.
  • 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.
  • Improvements to the Spotlight feature.
  • Added ability to undo sent emails.
  • Added ability to edit and undo sent messages in iMessage.
  • Added Live Captions.
  • Added Rapid Security Response, a feature that allows for fast patching of user-space without full System Volume updates.

Builds[edit | edit source]

Beta (13.0)[edit | edit source]