macOS 13: What we know so far

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple’s annual developer and software-oriented conference, is now a week away. We’ve heard very little about macOS 13 before it was announced this year, so we might face some big surprises when it’s June 6. Here’s what we know so far about Apple’s next version of the Mac operating system.

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macOS 13 name?

Every year heading to WWDC, one question on the minds of many Mac fans is what Apple will choose as the name for the next version of macOS. This tradition dates back to the start of Mac OS X with big cat names, and then, in 2013, Apple switched to California-inspired names with the unveiling of OS X Mavericks.

Back in the early days after OS X Mavericks came out, we discovered a file A total of more than 20 california themed Brand Applications They were filed by several LLCs that were surely all shell companies created by Apple to conceal their identity.

Over time, Apple has already used some brands like Yosemite, Sierra, Mojave and Monterey for major Mac OS updates, while almost all other name brand apps, such as Rincon, Redwood, Pacific, and Skyline, have been abandoned.

A trademark of the name mammoth

Aside from the mammoth, that is. Mammoth is likely associated with Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain, a popular skiing and hiking area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The name saw its re-branding app granted in March 2019, and the usage period for approved applications has since been extended five times, most recently in November 2021. This seems to indicate that Apple may announce macOS 13 Mammoth at WWDC next week.


With Apple nearly completing the two-year Mac transition from Intel to Apple silicon, the company’s future macOS development is now focused heavily on getting as much performance and efficiency as possible from its custom-designed processors.

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However, Apple needs to make sure macOS continues to support Intel Macs for a few years now, so it’s possible macOS 13 will be compatible with a similar set of Macs supported by macOS Monterey:

  • ‌iMac‌ – Late 2015 onwards
  • iMac Pro – 2017 onwards
  • ‌MacBook Air‌ – Early 2015 and Beyond
  • MacBook Pro – Early 2015 onwards
  • Mac Pro – Late 2013 onwards
  • Mac mini – Late 2014 onwards
  • MacBook – Early 2016 onwards

It should be noted that there are many features present in macOS 12 Available only for devices powered by Apple’s silicon chipsso there’s a good chance macOS 13 will be the same.

New features are rumored

good contact Bloomberg Journalist Mark Gorman claimed That macOS 13 will come with System Preferences overhauled to make it more in line with the Settings app on iPhone and iPad, including the individual settings that the app organizes.

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Gurman also thinks we’ll see redesigns of other default apps, bringing updates to the likes of Mail, Notes, Reminders, Podcasts, Safari, Messages, Music, and more.

Other than that, macOS 13 rumors from reliable sources have been few and far between. Some have interpreted this as an indication that Apple has spent more time improving macOS code for Apple’s latest silicon Mac and fixing bugs, but we won’t know for sure until the company presents the new version of the long-running operating system at WWDC next week.

Other possible features

In the past year, macOS Monterey has been involved in several new innovations with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, including new features in Messages, FaceTime, SharePlay, Live Text, and Visual Lookup, along with the dedicated Shortcuts app for Mac.

On that basis, what can we take away from this year’s iOS 16 rumors? In fact, not much. In previous years we’ve had early versions of iOS leaked, which gave us a fairly good idea of ​​what to expect. That’s not the case this year, and we just have a few details on what might be included in iOS 16.

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According to GormanHowever, the Messages app in iOS 16 is likely to gain “more social networking-like functionality, especially with regard to voice messages,” so that it could make its way to the Messages app for macOS 13.

It’s also rumored that Apple is planning major improvements to the iOS lock screen, including wallpapers with “widget-like capabilities”. The lock screen improvements are likely to be exclusive to the iPhone and iPad, but there is room for Mac tools to improve. macOS widgets are currently in the notification center sliding away, but some users prefer widgets that have more flexibility, such as the ability to move them around on the desktop or keep them in view permanently.

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Apple is also said to be developing an optional Apple Music iOS app dedicated to classic music. Whether this will also be a separate app in macOS or form part of a Music app repair (some say highly needed) is currently unknown.

release day

Apple usually previews its next-generation operating system for Macs during its annual developer conference in San Jose, California in early June, and releases its first developer betas shortly after the event. iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 will likely be released in September, followed by macOS 13 in October.

What do you want to see in macOS 13?

What new features or improvements would you like to see in the next version of Apple’s Mac OS? Let us know in the comments.