macOS Monterey

Apple had a busy today. Hidden away with all the hardware announcements, the company revealed the release date for macOS Monterey as October 25, 2021. If you’ve been patiently waiting to experience the latest macOS has to offer, you won’t have to wait much longer.

Before you can update to┬ámacOS Monterey, you need to make sure your computer can run it. Assuming you’re running one of the following devices, you’ll be able to get in on October 25, 2021:

  • iMac (late 2015 and newer)
  • iMac Pro (2017 and newer)
  • MacBook Air (early 2015 and newer)
  • MacBook Pro (early 2015 and newer)
  • MacBook (early 2016 and newer)
  • Mac Mini (late 2014 and newer)
  • Mac Pro (late 2013 and newer)

As far as features go, there’s a lot to be excited about in┬ámacOS Monterey. Many of the big highlights come from the massive updates to built-in apps. For example,┬áSharePlay and Share Screen are coming to┬áFaceTime. There’s also access to Quick Notes, similar to what you’d get on an iPad. Apple is also adding support for Universal Control, shortcuts, and many other streamlined improvements that make the update worth downloading.

While everyone is talking about the new 14″ and 16″ MacBook Pro laptops, new AirPods, and all the other Apple goodies, existing Mac owners can be excited to get some great new stuff, too!

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