Yesterday, Apple released macOS 12 Monterey. The new update is face on, quite a minor update when compared to previous versions of macOS, with improvements to FaceTime, new features to AirPlay, Universal Control and more.
This new version builds upon the visual enhancements Apple made last year with Big Sur and adds a lot of improvements and changes, rather than big sweeping changes. Just to highlight a few, Apple has made the Mac an AirPlay 2 speaker for your home and some apps get a new lease of life. The biggest new feature is Universal Control, allowing the same keyboard and mouse from your Mac control another Mac or iPad at the same time and drag content between them.
We covered all the new features included in macOS Monterey here in our article back in June, from WWDC.
Can my Mac run Monterey?
Mac – Late 2015 and later
iMac Pro – 2017 and later
MacBook Air – Early 2015 and later
MacBook Pro – Early 2015 and later
Mac Pro – Late 2013 and later
Mac mini – Late 2014 and later
MacBook – Early 2016 and later
This new version of macOS drops support for the 2015 MacBook, 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air, 2013 and 2014 MacBook Pro, 2014 iMac and the 2013 Mac Pro.
You can update now by going to the System Preferences app, then Software Update – Monterey is around 12GB.