Apple unveiled the latest version of macOS at WWDC, showing off new features like Universal Controls.
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at itsOn Monday, Apple executives unveiled macOS Monterey, the latest version of the Mac’s operating system, also known as macOS 12. (check out) Here.)
macOS Monterey follows last year. It includes new features such as , which will allow Mac users to use a mouse and keyboard to move between your Mac and iPad for a seamless experience. It also includes a redesigned Safari browser with AirPlay and better sync features between devices. The OS has also added in many new features found in iOS 15, such as And Apple’s Focus feature.
Apple’s macOS, first released in 2001, powers the company’s computers such as the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and iMac. When it was known as OS X, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs said it served as the basis for its iOS iPhone software. Over the years, Apple has focused on building apps and features for its macOS that complement its other devices, including the first one with its iTunes software. It then brought its iMessage communications service, FaceTime video chat, and more mobile-focused apps like the App Store, which first launched in iOS.
Despite the popularity of Apple and the success of its iPhones and iPads, the company’s Mac computers still represent just under 10% of the computers in use today.
The M1 chip is helping to change that though. Apple said fans bought so many new M1 Macs that they helped propel the company’s desktop and laptop revenue to an all-time high of $9.1 billion.. This was up 70% from the same period a year ago. “Keep in mind, in the five years before the pandemic, Mac was essentially a flat business, growing an average of 1% annually,” Loop Ventures analyst Gene Munster wrote in May.
Nerdshala’s Ian Sher contributed to this report.