What Apple hardware will be capable of running macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and watchOS 9? The basic answers are simple enough, but many individual features require specific newer hardware. Josh Centers dug through Apple’s tedious footnotes to give you a parsable list. While many of the new features are welcome, some left us scratching our heads. Adam Engst takes a look at some of the more questionable upcoming features and offers some tech insights from his recent trip to Canada. Notable Mac app releases this week include Fantastical 3.6.5 and Bookends 14.0.9.
Adam Engst recently took a trip from upstate New York to Vancouver, British Columbia. As always, technology made the trip significantly easier than in the past, though he found that some bits (CarPlay in rental cars and North American T-Mobile connectivity) were vastly more helpful than others (an App Clip for buying gas and Apple Maps encouraging illegal U-turns).
Although there’s much to look forward to in macOS 13 Ventura, iOS 16, and iPadOS 16, there are also some features that had us scratching our heads, wondering what had gotten into the Cupertino drinking water.
Apple’s upcoming operating systems have a long list of supported models, but devils dance in the details. Macs from 2015 and 2016 fall by the wayside, and older devices that are generally compatible won’t be able to take advantage of all the new features, reasonably enough. Read on to find out what you might be missing.
Adds support for automatic video conference creation for Openings appointments in Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Webex. ($39.96 annual subscription, free update, 57.2 MB, macOS 10.13.2+)
Adds color labels for groups and folders and brings some small tweaks to the user interface. ($59.99 new, free update, 101 MB, macOS 10.13+)