The new version of macOS will arrive next week, Apple has announced.
After an event in which it showed off two new high-powered chips as well as two new MacBook Pros in-house, it said the updated operating system would be available on October 25.
Apple revealed macOS Monterey during its Worldwide Developers Conference event in June. Since then, it’s gone through several betas and a number of changes – including a gradual resting of some of the more dramatic changes that first came to Safari.
Monterey is also set to announce without any two key features that were announced during that WWDC keynote. In the press release for those new laptops, Apple said that SharePlay and Universal Control would arrive “later this fall.”
SharePlay allows users to share content such as videos in a FaceTime call, for example, allowing people to watch movies simultaneously on their devices. There was a delay on the iPhone as well, but recent beta releases showed up, suggesting a launch may be imminent.
Universal Controls lets the Mac and iPad talk to each other to move files between them and control them from a trackpad, but this never appeared in beta versions of the operating system.
However, Monterey will bring new updates to FaceTime and Messages as well as features coming to the iPhone with the launch of iOS 15, such as the “focus” tool.
As with all of Apple’s operating system updates, it will be available as a free download through the App Store.
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