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MacOS 10.15 Update release date and features
Apple’s update to macOS for 2019 will include a way for developers to port their iOS apps to the Mac, as well as lots of other exciting features. Find out what else we expect from the new macOS update.
- > What will Apple call the next version of macOS
- > Other new features we’d like to see on macOS
- > When will Apple launch macOS 10.15
- > Compatibility
- > New features coming in macOS 10.15
- > System requirements for macOS 10.15
- > iOS features we could see in macOS 10.15
We don’t know much about what Apple might add to the next version of macOS. We can’t even be sure of the name. But we can be confident that Apple will update macOS in 2019, here’s what we expect and when we expect to see it.
What will Apple call the next version of macOS
Continuity would suggest that Apple will call the next version of the Mac operating system macOS 10.15. However, there are a couple more options. It may feasibly decide that it’s time to move on from macOS TEN (or Mac OS X for the die-hards) altogether and graduate to macOS 11. In fact, with the iPhone 11 potentially arriving in the autumn (iPhone XI I you are using Roman Numerals) it might be the right time to bring Apple’s devices into numerical alignment. Of course, if it was to do that macOS 11 would be out in conjunction with iOS 13, so maybe not.
One thing we do know is that the next version of macOS should bring with it even more unification between iOS and macOS, with Apple already having confirmed that as of the 2019 macOS or iOS 13 it will be easier to port apps from one OS to the other. More on that below.
Perhaps, instead, it’s time to ditch numbers all-together. Apple has for many years chosen a name to represent the Mac operating system. Initially, generations of Mac OS X took names of big cats, Leopard, Jaguar, Lion. In recent years the names of choice were based on popular sites in California. We have this article that lists some potential California locations that the next macOS might be named for.
Some possibilities based on a March 2018 trademark filing include Sequoia, Sonoma, and Ventura.
- Sequoia, after the national park that’s home to the largest trees in the world.
- Sonoma, in the heart of California’s winemaking region.
- Ventura, a coastal city famous for surfing and windsurfing.
When will Apple launch macOS 10.15
We expect to see Apple’s first demo of the new Mac operating system at WWDC in June 2019.
Then it is likely that the new software will be available to download in September or October 2019.
New features coming in macOS 10.15
We already know something about what’s coming in macOS 10.15 because Apple revealed details during WWDC 2018.
Unification of iOS and macOS apps
During Apple’s WWDC 2018 keynote the company announced plans to make it easier to port iOS apps to the Mac. The company gave developers a “sneak peek” of its strategy to give Mac developers a chance to “tap into” iOS.
While iOS and MacOS share common foundations, it’s not easy to port an iOS app to the Mac because the two user interfaces are somewhat different. “Porting an app from one to the other involves some work,” said Craig Federighi.
Apple has said it is looking at ways to adopt specific behaviors, for example, drag and drops so that they can be translated to the other OS. In 2018 Apple ported across some of its own apps from iOS to Mac and revealed that it was working on ways to make the transition between the two OSes smoother.
The plans to make it easier to port an app from iOS to the Mac was no big surprise. Back in January 2018, a report on Axios (by Ina Fried previously of Re/code and All Things Digital) claimed that you will be able to run iPad apps on macOS 10.14 when it launched in the autumn, as part of a secret Apple project.
More about MacOS 10.15 Update
However, around the same time Apple software chief Craig Federighi told employees at a company meeting in January 2018 that Apple would be focusing on security and performance improvements in macOS and iOS in 2018. As a result there were to be fewer major changes to the macOS than there have been in previous years, and hence it seems that the majority of work involved in getting iOS apps to run on the Mac was pushed to 2019.
Apple has clearly decided that it would be a mistake to try and prepare to launch such a feature in 2018, but the rumoured project to combine iPhone, iPad and Mac apps was real.
Bloomberg also wrote that Apple planed to combine iPhone, iPad and Mac apps as part of a secret project called ‘Marzipan’. According to Bloomberg’s sources in a January 2018 report: “Developers will be able to design a single application that works with a touchscreen or mouse and trackpad depending on whether it’s running on the iPhone and iPad operating system or on Mac.”
System requirements for macOS 10.15
The fact that the next very of macOS won’t support 32-bit apps also hints that there may be a few more Macs that aren’t supported either.
Mojave is supported on the following Macs:
- MacBook models from early 2015 or later
- MacBook Air models from mid-2012 or later
- iMac models from late 2012 or later
- MacBook Pro models from mid-2012 or later
- Mac mini models from late 2012 or later
- iMac Pro (all models)
- Mac Pro models from late 2013 (plus mid-2010 or mid-2012 models with certain Metal-capable graphics processor)
Metal was the key here – Macs that didn’t have Metal support dropped after High Sierra. It is interesting that eGPU support could extend the lives of many older Macs though.
We don’t expect that the line up will change for the new version of macOS in 2019.