macOS Sequoia: Increasing Intelligence and Productivity on the Mac

The newest version of Apple’s desktop operating system, macOS Sequoia, was released with the promise of major productivity and intelligence gains for Mac users. Transformative features like iPhone Mirroring, significant Safari upgrades, enhanced gaming capabilities, and Apple Intelligence—a potent personal AI system—are all included in this new edition.

Outstanding features of macOS Sequoia

Mirroring iPhone

iPhone Mirroring is a noteworthy feature that enhances Apple Continuity by enabling customers to operate their iPhones completely from their Macs. This includes dragging and dropping files between devices with ease, responding to notifications, and accessing apps.

Improved Safari

With the addition of the Highlights feature, Safari gains a significant boost that facilitates finding information online. With tables of contents and summaries for larger publications, the revamped Reader offers a distraction-free reading experience, and the new Passwords app makes credential management easier.

High-Level Play

With the release of new games like Frostpunk 2 and Assassin’s Creed Shadows, macOS Sequoia offers a more immersive gaming experience on the Mac. Utilising the capabilities of Apple’s M-series CPUs, the update also offers Personalised Spatial Audio and enhancements to gaming performance and responsiveness.

Apple Intelligence

To improve productivity, Apple Intelligence integrates generative models with personal context in macOS Sequoia, iOS 18, and iPadOS 18. This AI system can ease daily tasks, understand and produce text and visuals, and carry out actions across apps. Among the noteworthy features are an updated version of Siri with improved contextual comprehension, an Image Playground for creative image creation, and systemwide Writing Tools.

Extra Improvements

– Window Tiling: Additional window arrangement options for more effective multitasking.

– Video Conference: Better segmentation, personalised backdrops, and presenter preview for video conferences.

– Passwords App: End-to-end encrypted, centralised, secure password management.

Notes Updates: Added text effects, scheduled messaging, and emoji and sticker tapbacks.

– Apple Maps: Increased offline access to hiking and walking routes.

– Photos and Notes: Summarisation tools, sophisticated search, voice transcription, and clever organisation.

– Updated Calendar and Calculator Integrated event/task management and improved calculation history.

Accessibility:

Next month, a public beta of macOS Sequoia will be released; the developer beta is currently accessible. This autumn, a free update with the full release is anticipated. This autumn, Apple Intelligence will also be accessible in beta on a few devices.