• macOS 14 Sonoma

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      These are the macOS Sonoma features that aren’t available to Intel Macs

      …Here’s a rundown of the new features in macOS Sonoma that are only available to Apple Silicon users, not users with an Intel-powered Mac.

      Presenter Overlay: Keeps you part of the conversation when sharing your screen. Choose from two overlays, large and small. The large overlay keeps the spotlight on you, with your screen framed next to you on a separate layer. You can move, walk, and talk in front of your content.

      React with your hands: Add a reaction that fills the camera frame with fun 3D augmented reality effects like hearts, confetti, fireworks, and more. And you can share a reaction with just a hand gesture.
      Available when using the built-in camera on Mac computers with Apple silicon, or any Mac when using Continuity Camera with iPhone 12 and later.

      Game Mode automatically gives games top priority on the CPU and GPU of your Mac, lowering usage for background tasks. And it dramatically reduces latency with wireless accessories, like AirPods and your favorite controllers, for responsiveness you can feel.
      Available on Mac computers with Apple silicon. Compatible game controllers work with selected games and are sold separately.

      Siri: Siri now works when you just say “Siri” as well as “Hey Siri.”
      Available in English (Australia, Canada, Great Britain, U.S.) on Mac computers with Apple silicon and on AirPods Pro (2nd generation)…

    • #2564327

      macOS Sonoma 14 Supported Devices

      iMac from 2019 and later
      iMac Pro from 2017
      MacBook Air from 2018 and later
      MacBook Pro from 2018 and later
      Mac Pro from 2019 and later
      Mac Studio from 2022 and later
      Mac mini from 2018 and later

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      • #2564363

        Well, I guess that leaves my 2017 iMac4K with the Kaby Lake i7 and 32GB RAM sitting in the dust in three years when Ventura gets its last updates.

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    • #2564353

      Interesting that they didnt, as was widely rumoured, exclude all but the T2 equipped Intel Macs. Probably next time, then after end of support bar 3 years for Intel Macs if they stay true to form and not like the debacle as happened when they didtched th “Power PC” or Motorola line of chips.

      So its a safe bet that all the various models of Mac 2012 and after will be able to run Sonoma with varying degrees of success through the auspices of OCLP although owners of the infamous “Trash Can” Mac Pro circa 2013 or 6,1 and earlier may have problems due to the AVX 1 and 2 issue, #2 support being hard to attain.

      Most Mac models prior to 2012 dont seem to have the “Metal” Graphics, so while its possible with OCLP I am lead to believe its not easy. heres the link below:


      Theres a new interace and its got easier to use, as of 0.6.6. Probably a good idea not to run out and get it yet as Sonoma just hit the Streets in Beta, but OS Ventura, Monterey and Big Sur are all viable.

      If your Machine is out of support or you dont want to stay with MacOS, then Windows 10-11 is always an option as is Linux for old Macs out of support, and it runs well, Win11 caveats apply for installation. Apple support (Bootcamp drivers etc) post install is availble via GitHub Brigadier  util. should you choose that route or manual install of Win10-11.

      (Please note Bigadier requires some cmd prompt work to download and needs a windows machine, Bootcamp drivers best installed on Win11 on pre 22H2 versions before any connection to the internet and\or installation i.e. net off, Win10 is fine better install Bootcamp Drivers first and if your really adventurous installing\injecting Drivers is possible using DISM and the /recurse switch)


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    • #2564511

      Any one can join as developer and download dev betas.
      No $99/year needed


      You can learn how to develop apps for Apple platforms for free without enrolling. With just an Apple ID, you can access Xcode, software downloads, documentation, sample code, forums, and Feedback Assistant, as well as test your apps on devices. If you don’t already have an Apple ID, you can create one now. To distribute apps, join the Apple Developer Program

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    • #2567917

      macOS Sonoma beta 2 now available for developers

    • #2568016

      macOS Sonoma Studio Display 17 firmware beta 2 update.

    • #2571366

      macOS Sonoma beta 2 now available for developers

      beta 3 released to devs

    • #2573216

      macOS Sonoma public beta released

      macOS Sonoma – Top Changes and Features!

    • #2575822

      Hold of installing MacOS Sonoma beta 4.
      Some users are getting black screen and a non-functional device..


    • #2578482

      macOS Sonoma beta 5 released to devs

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      • #2578663

        “The Best new features for Mac” that most (average users) will never use.  Apple, instead of overwhelming us with new features to learn and then remember, just make our Macs more reliable and secure.  Ditto for iOS.

    • #2578665

      Ditto for iOS.

      All my iPhones since iPhone 3G 2008 were rock solid. Never had a crash, break, iOS restore…

    • #2581299

      macOS Sonoma Simplifies Restoring a Mac in DFU Mod

      With the macOS Sonoma update that’s coming this fall, Apple is making it simpler to revive or restore a Mac that is stuck in DFU mode. With the new software, you can initiate a Mac-to-Mac restoration process right from the Finder app.

      In macOS Ventura and earlier, reviving or restoring a Mac requires a second Mac that has the Apple Configurator app installed, but in ‌macOS Sonoma‌, Apple Configurator is no longer required…


      “New in macOS Sonoma: You can now use one Mac to revive or restore another Mac that’s in DFU mode right from Finder.

      Previously you needed to install Apple Configurator to do this but now it’s built in!

      Accidentally stumbled upon this while playing around with some stuff.”


    • #2582837

      macOS 14 Sonoma beta 6 released to devs

    • #2584415

      macOS 14 Sonoma beta 7

    • #2586878

      macOS Sonoma will be released to all users on September 26

      We now have an official release date for macOS 14 Sonoma, Apple’s next major software update for Mac users. After today’s “Wonderlust” Apple Event, the company posted that macOS Sonoma will be released to the general public on September 26…

      Compatible devices :

      iMac 2019 and later
      iMac Pro 2017
      Mac Pro 2019 and later
      Mac Studio 2022 and later
      MacBook Air 2018 and later
      MacBook Pro 2018 and later
      Mac mini 2018 and later..

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    • #2586985

      macOS Sonoma PDF all new features.

    • #2588887

      macOS Sonoma RC2 released to devs

    • #2589597

      macOS Sonoma will be released today.

      macOS Sonoma compatible Macs :

      iMac Retina 4K 2019
      iMac Retina 5K 2019
      iMac Retina 5K 2020
      iMac M1 2021
      iMac Pro 2017
      Mac Pro 2019
      Mac Pro Rack 2019
      Mac Pro 2023
      Mac Pro Rack 2023
      MacBook Air Retina 2018
      MacBook Air Retina 2019
      MacBook Air Retina 2020
      MacBook Air M1 2020
      MacBook Air M2 2022
      MacBook Air M2 15-inch 2023
      MacBook Pro 13-inch 2018
      MacBook Pro 15-inch 2018
      MacBook Pro 13-inch 2019
      MacBook Pro 15-inch 2019
      MacBook Pro 16-inch 2019
      MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020
      MacBook Pro M1 13-inch 2020
      MacBook Pro M1 14-inch 2021
      MacBook Pro M1 16-inch 2021
      MacBook Pro M2 13-inch 2022
      MacBook Pro M2 14-inch 2023
      MacBook Pro M2 16-inch M2 2023
      Mac mini 2018
      Mac mini M1 2020
      Mac Mini M2 2023
      Mac Mini M2 Pro 2023
      Mac Studio 2022 M1 (M1 Ultra and M1 Max)
      Mac Studio 2023 (M2 Ultra and M2 Max)

    • #2590158

      macOS 14.1 beta 1 released to devs

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