Today we are going to talk about the next operating system of Macs, macOS 12. macOS 11 Big Sur opened a new page in the history of Apple’s computers in collaboration with the M1 processor, but today we are going to review all known features of the upcoming operating system.
Design and new features of macOS 12
macOS Big Sur already introduced a radical design change, so we do not expect major changes in macOS 12. We will see the same appearance as Big Sur, perhaps with some slight changes to give the interface a better look.
We are also moving into uncharted territory in terms of new features. Everything will depend on the new Macs and new accessories that the company will be launching until the end of the year, in addition to anything new that comes to its services. The only thing we can say with reliability is that macOS 12 will bring improvements for Macs with M1 chips.
macOS will continue to offer improvements to be more compatible with iPadOS apps running on Macs, although that depends more on the news that will be revealed at WWDC21 for all developers. Although, we have to say that these are only hypotheses, not facts.
What will be the name of macOS 12?
After Mojave, Catalina, and Big Sur, macOS 12 will continue to have a name in honor of some emblematic place in California. At the moment there is no rumor about it, but you can open a map of the state and make your own bets.
Which Mac computers will be compatible with macOS 12?
Obviously, macOS 12 will be compatible with all Macs with Apple Silicon chip, although we will have a version of the system that will continue to be compatible with several Macs with Intel chip to continue providing support for the duration of the platform transition.
There’s no data on which Intel chip Mac models are going to be supported, but a good bet is to check the macOS Big Sur list of supported computers. Maybe 2013 MacBook Airs and 2014 iMacs will no longer be supported? It’s a possibility.
When macOS 12 will be released?
macOS 12 will be unveiled next June 7, at the WWDC21 keynote that has already been officially confirmed. From then on, the developer community will have access to beta versions of the system that will appear little by little, until the final and stable version appears between September and October.
As with all versions of the system for several years now, downloading and installing macOS 12 will be completely free. All you will need is a compatible Mac.