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Apple on Monday introduced macOS Ventura, the newest version of the operating system that runs on the Mac. Set to come out this fall, macOS Ventura is currently available to developers, so we thought we'd take a deep dive to show MacRumors readers all of the new features that are in the update.


Our latest YouTube video highlights Stage Manager, FaceTime Handoff, Continuity Camera, and more, with a full list of what's covered in the video available below.
  • Mail - Mail offers up smart search suggestions that are more relevant to what you're looking for, and there are options to unsend an email message, schedule an email message, get a reminder to reply to an email, and follow up on a message that you send that doesn't get a response. Mail supports rich links, and it can let you know if you forget to add an attachment.
  • Spotlight - Spotlight now supports previewing files with Quick Look (just press the space bar), and it includes rich results for contacts, actors, musicians, movies, TV shows, sports, and more. You can also use Spotlight to search for text in images and to look for images by location, scenes, and image content. Spotlight can also perform tasks like setting an alarm, activating a Focus, or running a Shortcut.
  • Passkeys - Apple is aiming to replace passwords with Passkeys, a next-generation authentication technology. Passkeys use a two-key system, with one key stored on device and authenticated through Face ID and Touch ID. You'll have one passkey per login, and passkeys will sync across all of your devices and will be accessible on non-Apple devices, too. Passkeys are almost impossible to be phished or stolen, preventing unwanted access to online accounts.
  • Shared Tab Groups - Safari Tab Groups can now be shared with friends or family members, so you can bookmark sites collaboratively for planning trips, working on projects, and more. Everyone has access to the tabs that are added, and Tab Groups update instantly for all participants.
  • Stage Manager - Stage Manager is a new multitasking feature that organizes your apps and windows into a single view so you can stay focused on your main app while quickly swapping between apps as needed.
  • FaceTime Handoff - Handoff supports FaceTime, so you can start a FaceTime call on iPhone and transfer it to the Mac, and vice versa.
  • Continuity Camera - With Continuity Camera, an iPhone can be used as a webcam for a Mac. It works seamlessly, and it offers neat features like special lighting and a Desk View so you can show off what you're doing on your desktop. It also supports Center Stage for keeping you in the frame as you move around the room.
  • Redesigned System Settings - System Preferences is now System Settings, and the design is more similar to the iOS Settings app. There's a sidebar that lists all of the available settings so it's easier to get to what you need without swapping between preferences.
  • Clock and Weather apps - Apple brought the iOS Clock and Weather apps to the Mac for the first time. The apps are identical to what's available on the iPhone and the iPad.
macOS Ventura is limited to developers at the current time, but Apple plans to provide a public beta in July. The operating system will see a public launch this fall.

Article Link: Hands-On With macOS Ventura
 

Colstan

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I've been skeptical of Stage Manager, but do want to give it a try before making up my mind about its usefulness.
 
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fel10

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Im sorry, but I can't help it

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Scott Baret

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A clock app on the Mac for the first time? Not if you've been with the Mac long enough.
It's returning for the first time since 1994. Longtime users will remember the Alarm Clock DA--an early version of the clock app!!
It was removed in System 7.5. Glad to see this feature finally coming back.
 

now i see it

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My current Mac can’t run it and my next new Mac a few years from now surely won’t be able to - so I’ll sit this one out on the sidelines
 
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MauiPa

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I found another Mail change that hasn't been written where I have read anywhere. They added the ability to have tabbed mailboxes. so you could have each inbox open in a separate tab, and then drag the tab out to the desktop and have it in a new window. To get there go to view show tab bar, add the tab with the + or file new viewer window (of course I have my settings set to open in new tabs), just as in any other app. Maybe it was already there, Only have the one computer on Ventura, so I can't check
 

MauiPa

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It would be nice if we have a calculator app for Mac OS.
Use spotlight, or get one for the App Store. Well reading posts, I searched for the app, and bang, there it is, I never knew that. Used Spotlight

Dang, it is pretty cool. Has a simple, scientific and programmer view. Copyright says since 2000, err, sheepishly admit I never knew it was there
 
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RecentlyConverted

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My Mac maxed out on Catalina. I haven't seen anything in the releases since that I wanted until Stage Manger. Looks great for someone like me who has multiple apps open when working (on 3 screens). I hope some enterprising developer brings out something similar for older Macs, I would buy that.
 

Freeangel1

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Seriously ??
1 whole year to add stage manager, continuity Camera and Apple mail upgrades?

These could have all been added to Monterey as point feature upgrades.

A whole year to complete this? I'm glad Intel Macs are included . SOME?

Continuity Camera already existed thru a third party APP. APPLE just copied it.

Stage Manager could have been a 3rd party app too

It's really scary to see what features if any come to next years APPLE SILICON ONLY MacOS.


I doubt much from all the brainwork that went into Ventura.

And I don't think APPLE ARM is going to get much past 3nm.
 

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Lack of meaningful thoughts from some of the vacuum packed brain trust's posts.

Next year's operating system (Ventura) is still supporting Intel CPUs in the MacPro and the Intel powered Mac mini. So two years out (late 2023 announcements) could be Apple silicon in all Macs. But they will have to support the Intels for three or four more years as they are still being sold in 2022 and perhaps 2023.
 
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EssentialGadget

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I found another Mail change that hasn't been written where I have read anywhere. They added the ability to have tabbed mailboxes. so you could have each inbox open in a separate tab, and then drag the tab out to the desktop and have it in a new window. To get there go to view show tab bar, add the tab with the + or file new viewer window (of course I have my settings set to open in new tabs), just as in any other app. Maybe it was already there, Only have the one computer on Ventura, so I can't check
This feature was introduced awhile ago. I use it now in Big Sur.
 
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