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Apple Announces macOS Sequoia: New Apple Intelligence AI & iPhone Controls

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Apple has announced the new version of macOS version 15 will be called Sequoia at its annual WWDC. The new version of macOS was previewed at the WWDC and is named after the national park of the same name in the Sierra Nevada.

Apple are promoting macOS Sequoia with the tagline “Sharp as a Mac”

New features in macOS Sequoia are focused around greater productivity and highlights include:

  • Integration with Apple Intelligence which enhances Siri with ChatGPT. This will allow you to switch between Siri based commands and chats with OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI assistant. This will also be integrated with word processing software such as Pages, Mail and Notes to rewrite and draft documents. Note that this feature will only be available for Apple Silicon Macs, not Intel Macs.
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macOS Sequoia will feature Apple Intelligence integrated into apps such as Mail based on ChatGPT. Source: Apple
  • iPhone Mirroring so that you can mirror iPhone screens on your Mac. This is a far more enhanced version of Continuity and could provide a solution to using streaming apps such as Netflix offline on a Mac. You’ll also be able to control your iPhone touch screen on your Mac.
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macOS Sequoia will allow you to view and control your iPhone screen on your Mac. Source: Apple
  • Passwords which is a new cross platform secure password management solution.
  • A new look Safari reader mode and start page. It will also include Highlights which is an AI assisted tool to automatically detect information you require from a page, summarize them and make them easily digestible in Reader mode.
  • Presenter Preview mode for video conferencing so that you can Preview what participants will see before you go live.
  • A new improved version of the Game Porting Toolkit which is an increasingly popular way to play Windows games on a Mac.
  • Window tiling which is similar to the way you can neatly snap open windows together in Microsoft Windows. This is something long overdue in macOS has been available in Windows for many years already.

Mac Compatibility

Although it will be compatible with many Intel Macs, macOS Sequoia will not be compatible with Intel MacBook Airs made in 2018 and 2019.

The following Macs are compatible with macOS Sequoia:

  • iMac (2019 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • MacBook Air (2020 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (2018 and later)
  • Mac Mini (2018 and later)
  • Mac Pro (2019 and later)
  • Mac Studio (all models)

Release Date

The developer release of macOS Sequoia is already available for testing to anyone with an Apple Developer account.

You can however install and test the beta version of macOS Sequoia yourself.


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