Apple has released Monterey, the latest version of macOS.
The new software comes with a variety of features, many of which have already been seen in iOS 15, which was released last month. These include updates to apps like Messages and Safari, “Focus” tools that let you block specific notifications and new FaceTime features, including the option to watch movies simultaneously.
That feature, called SharedPlay, has been delayed time and again, apparently amid problems with getting ready in time. But now it looks like it’s ready, with Apple announcing that its Fitness+ service will take advantage of it starting today.
As always, the update can be easily downloaded through the Mac itself. This can be done by opening System Preferences and selecting the Software Update option, where the upgrade process can be started.
Users are advised to back up their computer before starting, in case of any issues.
Not all Macs will be able to run the new software, even if they are compatible with existing Big Sur. Most of the computers that have lost support were built in 2013 or 2014.
Some features — like the addition of Portrait Mode to FaceTime, and new features in Maps — require Apple’s latest M1-powered computers to use.
Monterrey’s launch comes shortly after the release of new versions of the MacBook Pro, which include Apple’s latest “M1 Pro” and “M1 Max” chips.
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