macOS Ventura

macOS Ventura
Version of macOS
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Version13
CodenameRome
Preliminary name
Architecturex86_64, ARM64e
Latest build22A5352e
Release date
Support end
Replaces
macOS Monterey

macOS Ventura, or macOS 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 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.

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 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]

References[edit | edit source]