macOS 13 is the upcoming version of macOS for Apple Macs. Apple has an upcoming WWDC 22 event that will start on 6th June and end on 10th June. This means we could soon see the announcement of macOS 13 along with other major OS like iOS 16, iPadOS 16, etc. But it is still a few days away so here you will get to know what to expect from the upcoming macOS 13. Here we will share macOS 13 Release Date, macOS 13 Supported Devices, and macOS 13 Expected Features.
Apple holds the WWDC aka Worldwide Developers Conference event every year. And like every year, it is expected to be an action-packed event as Apple will share everything about upcoming major OSs for Apple products. And macOS 13 is one of them which might be a significant upgrade, not in terms of UI but features.
As of now, Apple hasn’t made anything official related to the upcoming macOS 13. But there are some leaks and we can always make assumptions based on leaks and macOS history. Here we will discuss the release date, eligible devices, upcoming features, and everything you need to know about macOS 13.
macOS 13 Name
Apple has kept the name of every version of macOS based on a city or landmark in California since 2013. The latest macOS 12 is called Monterey. And the upcoming macOS 13 will also be given some name of a city or landmark.
Till now no major leaks are available on the macOS 13 name but as per the report from 9to5mac, the macOS 13 might get the name ‘Mammoth’. A company named Yosemite Research LLC has extended the naming rights for the computer system to Mammoth. Earlier they had reserved Monterey and Redwood which they transferred to Apple. And the same scenario could apply to macOS 13 and the name Mammoth.
macOS 13 Release Date
Let’s now talk about the release date of macOS 13. As you already know the WWDC 22 is set to take place next week from June 6 to June 10, and on the first day of the event i.e. June 6, Apple will announce the macOS 13 along with other major OS updates.
And soon after the announcement, the macOS 13 will be available to developers for macOS 13 Dev beta testing. A month or two later the macOS 13 beta will be available to public beta testers.
Now coming to the macOS 13 release to the public. The new macOS 13 will go live in October or early November. The new version of macOS is generally released a bit later than iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and watchOS 9 are expected to be released in September during the iPhone event launch.
So this was about the macOS 13 release date, now let’s move to the macOS 13 features section.
macOS 13 Expected Features
As mentioned earlier there are no major leaks available on Features. But we can make some assumptions about what features we might see in the macOS 13.
The last significant upgrade was the macOS 11 Big Sur which introduced a new control center and more UI changes and features. However, macOS 12 Monterey was a small upgrade to macOS 11. And it doesn’t look like we will see an overhaul or significant upgrade this year. But still, there will be useful changes in macOS 13.
As always Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman shared some info on what’s new is coming to new major OSs including macOS 13 before the launch event. Here are those points.
- Redesigned apps;
- System Preferences overhauled to make them more in line with Settings on iOS;
- Mac will get “plenty of new features that work with the iPhone and Apple Watch.
We can see some redesigned apps on macOS 13. The same is also expected for iOS 16 and iPadOS 16. There aren’t many leaks that claim to be macOS 13 features but it would be great to see features like the option to remove unused controls from the control center, and iOS like App Library.
And as far as the UI is concerned we aren’t expecting it to be in the macOS 13.
macOS 13 Supported Devices
Coming to the most searched query in this blog post, the list of eligible devices for macOS 13. Knowing everything listed above wouldn’t matter if your Mac is not getting the upcoming macOS 13. So here we are going to share the expected list of devices eligible for macOS 13.
Here is the list of devices that support macOS 12 Monterey.
- MacBook (Early 2016 and later)
- MacBook Air (Early 2015 and later)
- MacBook Pro (Early 2015 and later)
- Mac mini (Late 2014 and later)
- iMac (Late 2015 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013 and later)
- Mac Studio (2022)
There aren’t going to be many changes but Apple might remove support for 2013, 2014, and 2015 Macs. These are going to be the old Intel based Macs. So there could be a couple of Macs that may lose the upcoming macOS 13 support.
Remember it is an assumption so there could be some differences from the official announcement from Apple which we will see soon. We will update the list once available.
So that’s all on the macOS 13 Release Date, Expected Features, and Supported Devices. Although the mentioned features and other information are based on leaks and speculation, we will soon have the official information from Apple itself at the WWDC event. So are you also waiting for the WWDC 22 event? And if you want to watch the live event on your device, follow this story to know where you can watch it from. Let us know if we missed any useful information that is worth sharing.