Apple has officially begun the rollout of macOS Sonoma, following its exciting announcement at WWDC 2023. Mac users can now download macOS Sonoma as a free software update, unlocking a host of new features and improvements. To make the most of this update, you’ll need a Mac device from 2018 or later, including MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. Owners of the 2019 or later iMac and Mac Pro can also dive into the Sonoma experience. Additionally, the Mac Pro 2019 and 2023 models, as well as the 2022 and 2023 Mac Studio models, are fully supported. The oldest device on the compatibility list is the 2017 iMac Pro.
macOS Sonoma introduces several exciting features that enhance the Mac user experience. Here are some highlights:
- New Home Screen Widgets: Sonoma offers a refreshed home screen with widgets that provide at-a-glance information and quick access to your favorite apps and functions.
- Presenter Overlay for Video Conferencing: For those engaging in video conferences, the presenter overlay feature is a valuable addition. It allows you to highlight content and engage with your audience more effectively.
- Enhanced Safari Features: Safari gets a boost with browsing profiles, enabling you to keep work and personal browsing separate. You can also add webpages to the dock, giving you a more app-like experience with your frequently visited sites.
- Game Mode: Gamers will appreciate Game Mode, which aims to deliver more consistent frame rates and reduce input and audio latency when using wireless controllers and AirPods.
- Autocorrect Improvements: Under-the-radar enhancements include new and improved autocorrect functionality, ensuring smoother and more accurate typing experiences.
- Updates to Reminders: The Reminders app receives intelligent grocery lists, making it easier to manage your shopping needs efficiently.
- Enhanced PDF Quick Form-Filling: Completing forms and scanning documents in the Notes app is now more convenient and efficient with enhanced PDF quick form-filling and document scan capabilities.
macOS Sonoma represents another step forward in Apple’s commitment to refining the Mac user experience. With these new features and improvements, users can enjoy a more streamlined and efficient computing experience on compatible Mac devices.