About macOS 13: what we’ve heard, and what we’d want to hear
The new operating system for Apple’s Mac PCs and laptops, macOS 13, has been released. There should be a lot of upgrades and additions in the operating system as in 2021’s macOS 12. Because Apple is expected to introduce additional devices using the M1 and M2 chips, this is very relevant.
A lot of information regarding the impending update has yet to be released, so we don’t know what to anticipate. There will be a lot more information regarding macOS 13 in the weeks running up to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 6. On top of that, we may anticipate upgrades to the operating systems on Apple devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Here’s everything we know about macOS 13 so far, as well as our hopes and expectations for the company’s next operating system.
Date of arrival of macOS 13
If we follow Apple’s usual announcement and release schedule, we may expect macOS 13 to be announced on June 6 at WWDC. iOS 16, iPad, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 are also expected to be shown at Apple’s digital event.
Apple usually launches new Macs in September or October, so we can assume that’s when we’ll see it. A beta version of macOS 13 is expected to be published soon after WWDC to developers and Apple beta testers. Anything could happen, of course.
The new name for macOS 13
MacOS 12 and MacOS 11 both have the names Monterey and Big Sur attached to them as well as their respective numbers, as Apple has a history of doing. In California, the names of both of these operating systems were inspired by local lakes. Rumors suggest Apple will continue to use the same naming policy for its products.
According to Parker Ortolani, a marketing strategist and product designer, macOS 12 might be called Mammoth or Monterey when it is released in 2021. In the same year, TechRadar(opens in new tab) also predicted the same thing. While Mammoth is still a possibility for the 2022 upgrade, Monterey is more plausible.
The term Mammoth was patented along with other probable macOS titles by Apple in March of 2013, according to Tech Advisor(opens in new tab). Since then, the Mammoth trademark has been renewed many times, with the most recent renewal taking place in late 2021.
According to Technowize, Yosemite Research LLC, a shell organisation, holds the Mammoth trademark as well as other Apple trademarks, such as “Yosemite,” the name of macOS 10.10’s operating system.
macOS 13: What we want to see
Supported hardware and software in macOS 13
In the next months, Apple will begin to replace Intel CPUs in a large number of Mac models with its own. Apple is unlikely to abandon its Intel-powered Macs with macOS 13, although certain older computers may not be eligible for the upgrade. When it comes to Mammoth, Macs launched in 2014 and 2015 may not be eligible because to the lack of macOS 12 support for Macs manufactured before to 2013.
A look at what we’d want to see in macOS 13:
Since the release of macOS 12, Apple machines have been more tightly integrated into the company’s ecosystem. For example, Universal Control let people to use the same mouse and keyboard on both Macs and iPads. With the release of macOS 13, we anticipate this to continue. Apple is also expected to make greater use of Macs with the M1 processor, but it’s not clear how it will do so. MacOS 13 still relies on Intel-based hardware to function properly.
Some of them are things we’d want to see in Apple’s next major MacOS release, despite the lack of information on the subject.
Improved M1 chip usage
MacOS 13 should make better use of the current Apple M1 processors. Nonetheless, the newer MacBook Pro 14-inch, MacBook Pro 16-inch, and Mac Studio models are all outstanding devices in their own right. They’re absolutely right. Even while these gadgets are very fast, they fall short when it comes to gaming, even for professionals. Despite the fact that developers bear the most of the blame for their games not being optimised for Apple hardware, maybe Apple can make some OS-level adjustments to make macOS a more inviting environment for gamers?
In addition, there’s talk of an M2 chip. This chip, according to what we know, will be less about power and more about speed. Even if the M2 is a hoax, it will be intriguing to see what additional capabilities it will have as a result of macOS 13.
Apple’s iCloud service backs up files.
It’s possible to restore lost data on a Mac using the Time Machine capability. Throughout the day, the function takes a series of photos of your Mac OS X machine. Despite the fact that this works just fine, iCloud save capabilities for Macs would be nice to see in macOS 13.
Earlier, we spoke about how this desire relates to integration. It’s absurd that you can’t back up macOS Macs to iCloud as you can iOS and iPads. Of course, an external hard drive may be used to make a backup copy of your contents. However, in today’s world of cloud storage, this isn’t necessary.
Widgets that can be moved around
On iOS and iPadOS, widgets can be rearranged, but not on macOS, which doesn’t have this feature. It would be nice if widgets could be moved to any section of the screen. People may find widgets annoying, but they may also be beneficial. It would be much more useful if we could put them anywhere we wanted.