Apple announced that macOS Monterey is now available as a free upgrade for users with supported Intel- and M1-based Macs.
“macOS Monterey delivers groundbreaking new features that help users connect in new ways, accomplish more, and work seamlessly across their Apple devices,” Apple says of the evolutionary update. “FaceTime includes new audio and video features that make calls feel more natural and lifelike, and new Continuity tools like AirPlay to Mac enable Apple devices to work even better together. Live Text and Visual Lookup bring new intelligence features to surface useful information, Safari includes powerful tab organization with Tab Groups, and the ease of automation comes to the Mac with Shortcuts.”
Beyond those new features, macOS Monterey also includes new Notes functionality, including Quick Notes, Tags, and Activity View; a choice of tab styles in Safari; Shared with You, which works across Messages, Photos, Safari, Apple Podcasts, Apple News, and the Apple TV app; new immersive experiences in Apple Maps; new premium iCloud+ features, spatial audio support on M1-based Macs; privacy protection in Mail; and more.
Apple notes that some promised features, like SharePlay, will ship later this fall. This has become common with Apple’s various platforms, but let’s not forget that Microsoft is doing it now too.
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