WWDC 2024: Apple announces macOS Sequoia with exciting new features

macOS Sequoia sets new heights for gaming on Mac with variety of new titles, including Assassin’s Creed Shadows
An undated image of macOS Sequoia updates.  — Apple
An undated image of macOS Sequoia updates.  — Apple 

Apple on the first day of WWDC 2024 announced macOS Sequoia, the latest iteration of its desktop operating system, that promises to revolutionise the way we work and interact with our devices.

iPhone Mirroring

iPhone Mirroring feature allows users to seamlessly interact with their iPhones directly from their Macs. Users can easily access apps, drag and drop content, and even control their iPhones using their Mac's input devices. This feature redefines Continuity, blurring the lines between devices.

Safari gets smarter

Safari gets a significant update with Highlights, a feature that is designed to surface key information from webpages seamlessly. The redesigned Reader mode offers a cleaner reading experience while enhanced video playback puts the focus on content.

Enhanced gaming experiences

macOS Sequoia sets new heights for gaming on Mac with variety of new titles, including the most awaited Assassin’s Creed Shadows. New features like Personalised Spatial Audio and reduced audio latency with AirPods Pro (2nd generation) offers more immersive gaming experience for users.

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Apple Intelligence on Mac

In the WWDC 2024 event, the tech giant announced Apple Intelligence on Mac. This intelligent system features generative AI to enhance writing, image creation, and simplify everyday tasks.

Prioritising user privacy

Privacy with Apple Intelligence is prioritised with a new Private Cloud Compute ensures that data used for AI processing is not stored or accessible by Apple.

Video Conferencing gets updates

Apple has improved video conferencing on Macs with new features. Presenter preview lets you see what you're about to share before you share it. You can also add beautiful backgrounds or replace them during a call with advanced technology that keeps you looking sharp. 

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Additional enhancements

Along with several exciting features macOS Sequoia announced updates to Messages, Apple Maps, Photos, Notes, Calendar, and a dedicated Passwords app.

Availability of macOS Sequoia

The developer beta of macOS Sequoia is available today and public beta will be released next month. Whereas this upgrade’s official release as free software update is scheduled for this fall.