Apple announced that macOS Sonoma, a new version of the company’s operating system for Mac computers, will be available to users of compatible devices on September 26th. The software platform has received several notable innovations, including interactive desktop widgets, Apple TV-style screensavers, updated News and Safari applications, Game Mode, etc.
New interactive widgets can now be placed directly on the desktop. They fit seamlessly into the work area and do not distract from the tasks at hand. Thanks to the Continuity feature, users can use widgets from iPhone on their Mac computer.
macOS Sonoma also includes advanced video conferencing features, including Presenter Overlay, which allows the user to show themselves on top of the shared content. Reactions allow online video conference participants to express their views on a specific topic, and the screen sharing process has become more convenient with the introduction of a number of changes to simplify interaction.
The company’s Safari browser is also getting a number of new features with the release of macOS Sonoma. The most notable innovation is the improved private browsing mode, which provides reliable protection against trackers and third-party users who may have access to the computer. Profiles in Safari help you divide the content you see by topic; For example, you can use one profile for work and the second for personal purposes.
When your macOS Sonoma device goes into standby mode for an extended period of time, you’ll see new screensavers featuring nature themes from around the world. Slow-motion videos of landscapes from different locations automatically follow each other, similar to tvOS.
For gamers, macOS Sonoma introduces a new Game Mode that delivers an optimized gaming experience with smoother, more stable frame rates. It significantly reduces audio latency when using AirPods and latency when using game controllers, and is supported in every game on Mac.