Apple announced macOS Sonoma with Air Savers, Game Mode, and more

On Monday, Apple announced macOS Sonoma, or macOS 14, with new features and improvements. This includes improvements to iMessage, desktop widgets, over the air screensavers, a new game mode, and more.

Here are what’s new in macOS Sonoma

Just like iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, iMessage on macOS Sonoma comes with a bunch of new features. This includes emoji tapbacks and a new emoji sticker interface. Infrequently used iMessage apps have also been tucked away in a submenu, for a cleaner, simpler overall design.

For the first time ever, macOS now has aerial screensavers, similar to tvOS. macOS Sonoma also allows users to add interactive widgets to the desktop.

For gamers, macOS Sonoma introduces a new Game Mode that takes full advantage of Mac hardware when a user is playing games. There are also improvements to Metal and a new API to let developers port Windows games to the Mac.

The first beta of macOS Sonoma will be released today to developers. Apple says the public beta will be available this summer, while the official release is expected this fall. More details about the update can be found at Apple Developer website.

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