Apple’s new macOS Sonoma update brings helpful new features to compatible Mac, users considering upgrading may want to know if their device is eligible and what upgrades macOS Sonoma provides.
Compatibility Compatibility Full list: previous macOS 13 Ventura, Sonoma still supports Intel-based Macs alongside newer Apple silicon models. Specifically, the 2019 and later iMac and Mac Pro, 2017 and later iMac Pro, and 2018 and later MacBook Air, Mac mini, and MacBook Pro are compatible. Apple silicon Mac Studio is also supported.
Key new features in macOS Sonoma include Stage Manager for streamlined multitasking, Continuity Camera using the iPhone as a Mac webcam, and the ability to mirror iPhone calls and messages on the Mac. There are also improvements to apps like Mail, Safari, Messages, and accessibility.
For M2 Mac owners, Sonoma enables new capabilities like external display support up to an 8K resolution. The update also unlocks more video memory for the integrated GPU to improve graphics performance.
Before installing macOS Sonoma, it’s recommended to check that your Mac and its apps are supported to avoid issues, backing up your data is also advised.
With helpful productivity enhancements and improved compatibility, macOS Sonoma gives existing Mac users compelling reasons to upgrade. For those with older Intel-based models, it shows Apple’s continued commitment to providing new software capabilities.