Apple enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating this moment, and it has finally arrived. During the keynote session of WWDC 2023, Apple unveiled the highly anticipated macOS Sonoma, complete with a host of exciting new features designed to enhance productivity and entertainment. Additionally, Apple announced the release of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, which promise to revolutionize the iPhone experience in numerous ways. Discover what these updates have in store for you by reading on.
Apple today announced macOS Sonoma, the latest version of its desktop operating system, which offers a rich set of features that enhance the Mac experience. Screensavers and powerful widgets open up a whole new way of personalization. Users can now place widgets directly on the desktop, interact with them with a click and hold to access the vast ecosystem of iPhone widgets on their Mac.
MacOS Sonoma makes video conferencing even more interactive with great new features that help users present remotely, such as Presenter Overlay, which elevates the presenter above shared content, and Reactions, which enables fun, movie-level gesture-activated video. effects. Important updates are coming to Safari that will take your online experience to a new level.
Profiles browse different topics or projects separately, and web apps provide faster access to favorite sites. And gaming just got better with Game Mode, exciting new titles, and a new game porting toolkit that makes it even easier for developers to bring more games to Mac.
“MacOS is the heart of the Mac, and with Sonoma we’re making it more fun and productive,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering. “It allows users to customize great new widgets and screensavers, see new levels of gaming performance, and gain powerful productivity for video conferencing and browsing with Safari.”
Widgets are now even more powerful and personal on your Mac. Users can place widgets directly on the desktop and easily access the widget gallery to find the ones they know and love.
macOS Sonoma offers enhanced video conferencing capabilities that allow users to more effectively present and share their work in any video conferencing application.
Major updates to Safari
Safari, the world’s fastest browser, introduces new features to improve the browsing experience for Mac users. This year brings an important update to Private Browsing, which provides better protection while browsing from both tracking devices and people who may have access to the user’s device.
macOS Sonoma offers stunning screensavers that show slow-motion videos of locations around the world, such as the sweeping skyline of Hong Kong, the sandstone hills of Arizona’s Monument Valley, and the rugged Sonoma Hills of Northern California.
Mac gaming just got better
Thanks to the power of Apple’s silicon, users enjoy stunning graphics performance on every Mac. And now tens of millions of Apple silicon-equipped Macs can run demanding games with excellent performance, long battery life and stunning visuals. The developers continue to build on Metal 3, bringing exciting new titles to Mac including DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT, Stray, Fort Solis, World of Warcraft: Dragonflight, HUMANKIND, Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion, The Medium, ELEX II, Firmament. , SnowRunner, Disney Dreamlight Valley, No Man’s Sky, Dragonheir: Silent Gods and Layers of Fear.
Other macOS Sonoma updates include:
Simplified PDF files: Improved PDF function enables quick filling of forms with auto-fill and intelligent recipient recommendations.
Embedded PDFs in Notes: Notes now displays full-width PDFs and document scans, and Linked Notes lets users quickly link related notes, like recipes or homework.
Siri: Users can simply say “Siri” to activate Siri. 3
Passwords: Users can now create a group to share passwords. Each member of the group can add and edit passwords to keep it up to date, and since sharing is done via iCloud Keychain, it’s end-to-end encrypted. In addition, one-time verification codes received in Mail are now automatically filled in in Safari, making it easier to log in securely without leaving the browser.
Messages: Users can connect with loved ones with an all-new sticker experience and improvements to features like search, reply, groups, and sync with iCloud’s Messages app.
Reminders: Reminders’ smart grocery lists simplify weekly shopping trips. Additionally, users can organize lists into sections and organize them horizontally with a new column view.
Keyboard: All-new automatic correction makes corrections more accurate and easier to correct. Built-in completions help users complete sentences quickly, while Dictation improves accuracy with next-level speech recognition.
Privacy and security: Communication security has expanded to include AirDrop, photo selections, incoming calls and FaceTime messages, extending protection for children. In addition, the sensitive content warning prevents the unexpected exposure of sensitive photos and videos in AirDrop, Messages, incoming calls and FaceTime messages, while allowing the user to block the contact or search for additional resources.