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Not to be confused with macOS 10.13 (High Sierra).

macOS Ventura (version 13) is the 19th major release of macOS, developed by Apple Inc.[3] It was introduced on June 6 at the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2022),[4] and was released at 10 a.m. PT (Cupertino time) on October 24, 2022 to succeed macOS Monterey (version 12).[5]

New features[]

  • Clock — new native port for supported Macs.
  • Dogcow — reinstated in Page Setup dialog box to preview printing orientation.
  • Mail — adds improved Search and the ability to Undo Send.
  • Passkeys — aims to replace legacy passwords that can be tied to biometrics.
  • Safari — adds the ability to share Tab groups.
  • Stage Manager — supersedes window management previously handled by Mission Control with a version also introduced in iPadOS 16.1.
  • System Settings — replaces System Preferences with a design derived from iPadOS.
  • Weather — new native port for supported Macs.

Supported devices[]

macOS Ventura supports Mac models that were introduced in 2017 or later:

Development[]

The internal development of macOS 13 was codenamed "Rome" and had previously been speculated to be named "Mammoth" due to a recent trademark filing by Apple.[6]

Release history[]

Version Build Release date Notes
13.0 beta 1 22A5266r 2022-06-06 1st developer beta.[7]
13.0 beta 2 22A5286j 2022-06-22 2nd developer beta.[8]
13.0 beta 3 22A5295h 2022-07-06 3rd developer beta.[9]
13.0 beta 3 Update 22A5295i 2022-07-11 1st public beta.[10][11]
13.0 beta 4 22A5311f 2022-07-27
2022-07-28
4th developer beta.[12]
2nd public beta.[13]
13.0 beta 5 22A5321d 2022-08-08
2022-08-09
5th developer beta.[14]
3rd public beta.[15]
13.0 beta 6 22A5331f 2022-08-25
2022-08-26
6th developer beta.[16]
4th public beta.[17]
13.0 beta 7 22A5342f 2022-09-09 7th developer beta.[18]
13.0 beta 8 22A5352e 2022-09-20 8th developer beta.[19]
13.0 beta 9 22A5358e 2022-09-27 9th developer beta.[20]
13.0 beta 10 22A5358e 2022-10-04 10th developer beta.[21]
13.0 beta 11 22A5373b 2022-10-11 11th developer beta.[22]
13.0 RC 22A379 2022-10-18 Release candidate.[23]
13.0 RC 2 22A380 2022-10-20 2nd release candidate.[24]
13.0 22A380 2022-10-24 First public release.[25]
13.0.1 22A400 2022-11-09 Bug fixes and security updates.[26][27]
13.1 22C65 2022-12-13 Freeform app is introduced.[28][29]
13.2 22D49 2023-01-23 Support for Apple M2 Pro, M2 Max, and Security Keys for Apple ID.[30][31][32]
13.2.1 22D68 2023-02-13 Bug fixes and security updates.[33][34]
13.3 22E252 2023-03-27 Updates to Podcasts app and support for new Unicode 15 emojis.[35][36][37]
13.3.1 22E261 2023-04-07 Bug fixes and security updates.[38]
13.4 22F66 2023-05-18 Bug fixes and security updates.[39][40]
13.4.1 22F66 2023-06-21 Bug fixes and security updates.[41]
13.5 beta 5 22G5072a 2023-07-05 Bug fixes and security updates.

Gallery[]

Ventura includes dynamic desktops, which change according to time and lighting conditions, or Light and Dark Mode.

References[]

  1. macOS 13.4 (22F66), Apple Developer. 2023-05-18.
  2. macOS 13.5 beta 5 (22G5072a), Apple Developer. 2023-07-10.
  3. macOS Ventura adds powerful productivity tools and new Continuity features that make the Mac experience better than ever, Apple Inc. 2022-06-06.
  4. WWDC 2022 - June 6 by Apple, YouTube. 2022-06-06.
  5. iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura release time: Here’s when you can download the new operating systems worldwide today by Michael Grothaus, Fast Company. 2022-10-24.
  6. macOS 13: Here’s what we know so far about new features, supported devices, and more by José Adorno, 9to5Mac. 2022-05-29.
  7. macOS 13 beta (22A5266r), Apple Developer. 2022-06-06.[DEAD LINK]
  8. macOS 13 beta 2 (22A5286j), Apple Developer. 2022-06-22.[DEAD LINK]
  9. macOS 13 beta 3 (22A5295h), Apple Developer. 2022-07-06.[DEAD LINK]
  10. macOS 13 Ventura public beta now available, here’s how to download by José Adorno, 9to5Mac. 2022-07-11.
  11. macOS 13 beta 3 Update (22A5295i), Apple Developer. 2022-07-11.[DEAD LINK]
  12. macOS 13 beta 4 (22A5311f), Apple Developer. 2022-07-27.[DEAD LINK]
  13. Apple releases second public beta for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura by Wesley Hilliard, AppleInsider. 2022-07-28.
  14. macOS 13 beta 5 (22A5321d), Apple Developer. 2022-08-08.[DEAD LINK]
  15. Apple releases third public beta for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS Ventura by Wesley Hilliard, AppleInsider. 2022-08-09.
  16. macOS 13 beta 6 (22A5331f), Apple Developer. 2022-08-25.[DEAD LINK]
  17. Apple Seeds Fourth Public Beta of macOS 13 Ventura by Juli Clover, MacRumors. 2022-08-26.
  18. macOS 13 beta 7 (22A5342f), Apple Developer. 2022-09-09.[DEAD LINK]
  19. macOS 13 beta 8 (22A5352e), Apple Developer. 2022-09-20.[DEAD LINK]
  20. macOS 13 beta 9 (22A5358e), Apple Developer. 2022-09-27.[DEAD LINK]
  21. macOS 13 beta 10 (22A5365d), Apple Developer. 2022-10-04.[DEAD LINK]
  22. macOS 13 beta 11 (22A5373b), Apple Developer. 2022-10-11.[DEAD LINK]
  23. macOS 13 RC (22A379), Apple Developer. 2022-10-18.[DEAD LINK]
  24. macOS 13 RC 2 (22A380), Apple Developer. 2022-10-20.[DEAD LINK]
  25. macOS 13 (22A380), Apple Developer. 2022-10-24.[DEAD LINK]
  26. macOS 13.0.1 (22A400), Apple Developer. 2022-11-09.[DEAD LINK]
  27. Apple Releases macOS Ventura 13.0.1 Update With Bug Fixes by Juli Clover, MacRumors. 2022-11-09.
  28. macOS 13.1 (22C65), Apple Developer. 2022-12-13.[DEAD LINK]
  29. Apple releases first macOS Ventura 13.1 beta with new Freeform app by Michael Simon, Macworld. 2022-10-25.
  30. macOS 13.2 (22D49), Apple Developer. 2023-01-23.[DEAD LINK]
  31. 'M2 Max' Geekbench Scores Leak Online, Revealing Rumored Specs and Performance by Sami Fathi, MacRumors. 2022-11-30.
  32. Alleged Apple M2 Max CPU Benchmarks Leak by Ian Evenden, Tom's Hardware. 2022-11-30.
  33. macOS 13.2.1 (22D68), Apple Developer. 2023-02-13.[DEAD LINK]
  34. Apple Releases macOS 13.2.1 With Bug Fixes and Security Updates by Juli Clover, MacRumors. 2023-02-13.
  35. macOS 13.3 (22E252), Apple Developer. 2023-03-27.
  36. Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS Ventura 13.3 to Developers by Juli Clover, MacRumors. 2023-02-16.
  37. iOS 16.4 Beta Adds New Emoji Like Donkey, Jellyfish, Pink Heart, Hyacinth, Ginger, Goose, Shaking Face and More by Juli Clover, MacRumors. 2023-02-16.
  38. macOS 13.3.1 (22E261), Apple Developer. 2023-04-07.[DEAD LINK]
  39. macOS 13.4 (22F66), Apple Developer. 2023-05-18.[DEAD LINK]
  40. Apple Releases First Public Beta of macOS Ventura 13.4 by Juli Clover, MacRumors. 2023-03-30.
  41. macOS 13.4.1 (22F82 | 22F2083), Apple Developer. 2023-06-21.

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