Apple has released the macOS Sonoma update, which brings several new features to Mac devices. This update includes a Game Mode specifically designed for Apple Silicon devices, interactive desktop widgets, and improvements to videoconferencing. To install the update, users need a compatible Mac model from 2018 onwards, such as MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, iMac, Mac Pro, or the Mac Studio from 2022. The installation process can be initiated through the System Settings by navigating to General and then Software Update.
Although many of the new features in macOS Sonoma are not immediately visible, Apple has introduced several interesting additions. These include high-resolution screensavers featuring real-world locations, an updated login screen, interactive widgets, videoconferencing enhancements with effects like balloons, Safari profiles for separating work and personal activities, web apps that can be installed in the Dock, and inline predictive text. Furthermore, the update introduces a Game Mode that optimizes system resources for smoother gaming performance and reduces latency for AirPods and wireless controllers. For a more detailed overview of the Sonoma update’s features, interested users can refer to Engadget’s in-depth preview of the latest macOS version.