Apple today released the final build of macOS Mojave to the public. The release comes after months of beta testing and numerous under-the-hood changes.
macOS Mojave brings a number of user-requested features including a redesigned App Store that now looks similar to the iOS App Store, system-wide Dark mode, enhanced Quick Look and Finder, Dynamic Desktop, and more.
Below is a look at some of the major new macOS Mojave features. For a complete list, make sure to read our macOS Mojave features roundup.
Apple is finally getting around to including a fully functional Dark Mode in macOS. Switching to the mode will lead to not only the system theme changing but also other system apps like Mail, Maps, Messages, and Photos will switch to a dark theme. Apple is also offering an API for developers to implement Dark Mode in their apps.
There’s also a new Dynamic Desktop feature which automatically changes the desktop wallpaper depending on the time of the day.
Apple News App
macOS finally gets a dedicated Apple News app with a new design. There’s also a sidebar in the app for easy and quick navigation.
Another iOS app that is going to be available in macOS Mojave is Voice Memo. Using the app, one can quickly and easily record personal notes, meetings, and more. Voice Memos are also synced across all your devices using iCloud.
In terms of compatibility, macOS Mojave is compatible with all Macs released starting from 2012. It drops support for Macs released between 2009-2011 which were supported in macOS High Sierra.
Here is the list of supported macOS Mojave compatible Macs:
- Late-2013 Mac Pro (with the exception of some mid-2010 and mid-2012 models)
- Late-2012 or newer Mac mini
- Late-2012 or newer iMac
- iMac Pro
- Early-2015 or newer MacBook
- Mid-2012 or newer MacBook Air
- Mid-2012 or newer MacBook Pro
macOS Mojave is also the last release of the OS to support 32-bit apps.
How to Install macOS Mojave
You will be able to download and install the macOS Mojave update on your compatible Mac by downloading the update from the Updates section of the Mac App Store. While the update will not touch the data on your Mac in any way, it is strongly recommended that you create a Time Machine backup before proceeding with the installation process. A backup can come in incredibly handy in case something goes wrong.
If you end up installing macOS Mojave right away, do drop a comment and let us know how the update process went for you. Also let us know what are your favorite new features in macOS Mojave.