macOS Monterey

Apple is having a busy day, as the company just pushed iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 to users, and now it has released macOS Monterey to everyone. This means you can download and install it on your Mac right now.

macOS Monterey was released as a beta some time ago, so we’ve had plenty of time to experience the features it brings to the table. There’s plenty to be excited about, so if you’re a Mac user with an eligible device, it’s definitely worth taking the time to update.

As mentioned, you’ll need to have an eligible Mac to get this update. The list of computers that can download the operating system is extensive, so you should be able to run it unless you have an older computer. Here’s the full list of computers that can handle macOS Monterey:

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

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Unfortunately, some of the cool macOS Monterey features, such as Universal Control and SharePlay, aren’t ready for launch, so you’ll have to wait until a future version of Monterey arrives to try those out.

To download the update, go to “System Preferences,” then “Software Update.” Once there, you should see the option to install macOS Monterey. Give it some time, and you’ll be ready to enjoy the latest Apple has to offer.

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