Apple initially announced its newest update for its desktop operating system back in June at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Now, months later, we finally have a public release date.
During its “Gather Round” event, where the company announced the Apple Watch Series 4, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, the company also confirmed that macOS owners can circle September 24, which is a Monday, as the date they can upgrade their machines. The company didn’t have any additional new features to go over for macOS Mojave, so this is what you can expect to find later this month on your machines (if you haven’t already been trying out the developer or public betas):
- 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.
It is worth noting that Apple’s group calling for FaceTime will see a public launch at some point after the initial September 24 launch of macOS Mojave, in a subsequent software update.
Are you looking forward to macOS Mojave’s launch?