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.

Supported Devices

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

Top Stories

Our recent stories can be read below:

macOS Catalina Stories December 13

Apple today released a new version of its iTunes Remote app for iOS, which has not been updated for more than a year. Version 4.5 of the app features Dark Mode and enhanced support for the new Music and TV apps included with macOS Catalina.

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macOS Catalina Stories December 10

Following the launch of iOS 13.3, watchOS 6.1.1, and tvOS 13.3, Apple today has released macOS Catalina 10.15.2. This update includes several improvements and bug fixes across the system, including some new features.

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macOS Catalina Stories December 6

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.2 beta 4 for developers

Apple has made the fourth developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.2 available today.

macOS Catalina Stories December 3

macOS Catalina: How to show the iTunes Store in the Music app

The iTunes app for Mac was officially killed with the release of macOS Catalina. Since it’s hidden by default, follow along for how to show the iTunes Store in the Music app on Mac.

macOS Catalina Stories November 28

It’s Thanksgiving in the United States, and many of us are getting ready to spend time with family, watch some American football, relax, and get ready to hunt for Black Friday deals ahead of the Christmas shopping season. One of the timeless traditions for a lot of us Apple fans around the holidays is a technology tune-up for the family and friends you only see once a year. You’ll get the random questions about iCloud storage, contact syncing, sharing calendars, and iOS updates. As we kick off the holiday season, here is a list of things I do for Thanksgiving tech support when spending time with family. expand full story

macOS Catalina Stories November 13

Apple today has released the second developer beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.2, following yesterday’s release of the second beta of iOS 13.3, tvOS 13.3 and watchOS 6.1.1. Apple does not specify what’s new in the update, but it likely focuses on performance improvements, security updates, and bug fixes.

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