macOS Ventura

macOS Ventura
Version of macOS
Preliminary name
Architecturex86_64, ARM64e
Latest build22D49
Release date2022-10-24
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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. 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.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Added ability to undo sent emails.
  • Added ability to edit and undo sent messages in iMessage.
  • Added Shared Tab Groups and Passkeys to Safari.
  • Updated the design for Siri to be consistent with iOS and iPadOS.
  • Improvements to the Spotlight feature.
  • Added Live Captions.
  • Added support for Metal 3.
    • Intel HD 600, 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 Rapid Security Response, a feature that allows for fast patching of user-space without full System Volume updates.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Beta (13.0)[edit | edit source]

13.0.1[edit | edit source]

13.1[edit | edit source]

13.2[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]