macOS Catalina Release Date
macOS Catalina will be released in the fall of 2019, and a developer beta is now available. A Public Beta is likely to launch in July.
macOS Catalina Features
macOS 10.15 has been officially unveiled as macOS Catalina. The new software brings with it standalone apps for Music, TV, and Podcasts as Apple retires iTunes.
As we expected, Apple unveiled a feature called Sidecar that allows an iPad to be used as a second Mac display in a few different ways. “Find My” is a revamped app that combines Find My Phone and Find My Friends and will now be available on the Mac.
A new Accessibility focused feature called Voice Control brings an even more powerful experience with rich navigation to users with verbal controls via on-device processing.
Screen Time is also making its way from iOS to macOS to help users be more aware of the time they spend on their notebook or desktop. Meanwhile, Apple’s UIKit framework is coming to the Mac now officially named Project Catalyst, formerly called Marzipan. This lets developers seamlessly port iPad apps to macOS.
The following Macs are able to update and install the new macOS 10.15:
- 12-inch MacBook
- MacBook Air, 2012 and later
- MacBook Pro, 2012 and later
- Mac mini, 2012 and later
- iMac, 2012 and later
- iMac Pro
- Mac Pro, 2013 and later
- Apple announces macOS Catalina: Music, Podcasts, TV app, Sidecar, Find My, Voice Control
- macOS Catalina will be available this fall for these compatible Mac models
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- New Find My feature finds Mac even when sleeping by using other people’s Apple devices
- Apple announces SwiftUI, a modern declarative user interface framework for Apple platforms
- Apple introduces SF Symbols app with over 1,000 configurable symbols for developers
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