Apple announced a brand new version of its desktop operating system today, and now it’s moving forward with betas before a public launch later this year.
Apple has officially seeded the first developer beta of macOS 10.14 Mojave. As is par for the course, a developer beta is seeded first, but a corresponding public beta will likely see the light of day later this week. To update, registered developers simply need to head to the Mac App Store and download the new software on machines with the proper certificates. macOS 10.14 can also be downloaded and installed from the Apple Developers Center.
Here are the major new features for macOS Mojave:
- Dark Mode: Apple is finally introducing a proper Dark Mode into macOS. This will apply to apps, including Apple Music, the top menu bar, and other system-level areas.
- Dynamic Desktop: The desktop will change in a dynamic way throughout the day, starting in the morning, and into the evening. The wallpaper will change based on the time of day, essentially.
- Desktop Stacks: This will help with organization and sorting, allowing for items to be quickly stacked in more manageable digital piles. This is handled automatically.
- Updated Finder: Finder is getting improvements, including the ability to see content in a new gallery view. It is also possible to view EXIF data in this new Finder as well.
- Updated Quick Look: The Quick Look feature is getting a new Markup tool, which should allow for easy and accessible alterations when needed.
- Continuity Camera: Apple is improving Continuity feature in macOS Mojave with Continuity Camera. Any app on your macOS that requires a camera input can trigger the camera on your iPhone. For example, if you need to add selfie to a picture that you are editing, you can use Continuity Camera to open the camera on your iPhone and take a photo. This photo is then immediately sent to the app on your macOS.
- News, Stocks, and More: Apple is finally bringing apps like News, the Stocks app, and Voice Memo to the Mac.
- Security Improvements: Apple is putting a greater emphasis on user data and privacy with macOS Mojave. Now, any app will have to explicitly request for your location, microphone, message history, iTunes device backups, system cookies, and more.
There is much more to the laundry list of new features for macOS 10.14 Mojave, all of which developers will get to build for beginning today.