Asma Lamnawar wrote on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 07:23 PM – The latest version of macOS Monterey is now available for download according to Apple. The system has been available in public beta for several months. But a release now means the company believes the system is ready for daily use.
As usual, Apple announced its latest version of macOS Monterey at WWDC in June.
New features include the ability to set Mac devices as an AirPlay target to play content from iPhones and iPads, as well as Shortcuts, the company’s iOS automation software.
There have also been improvements to FaceTime, as well as a new Quick Note feature.
Some of the system’s biggest new additions, Universal Control and SharePlay, appear to be unavailable at launch. The company notes that both features will be available later this fall.
Universal Control allows you to drag and drop files between many different devices. It also allows you to control many of the company’s devices, including Macs, MacBooks, and iPads, using the same mouse and keyboard.
SharePlay enables shared experiences of music, TV shows, movies, and more while connected via FaceTime.
Once it’s available, the company says you can use the feature with Apple Music, Apple TV+, and popular, unnamed third-party services.
There is also a redesign of the Safari browser, which by default uses a more traditional interface instead of the new tab design introduced at WWDC.
Early users complained that the changes, among other things, made it very difficult to determine which tab is currently active.
The full list of devices that can run macOS Monterey:
iMac (late 2015 and later)
Mac Mini (late 2014 onwards)
Mac Pro (late 2013 onwards)
MacBook Pro (early 2015 and later)
iMac Pro (2017 and later)
MacBook Air (Early 2015 onwards)
MacBook (Early 2016 onwards)
And there are a number of models that got Big Sur in the last year that were left out of macOS Monterey.
These models include the 2015 MacBook, the 2013 MacBook Air, the late 2013 MacBook Pro, and the 2014 iMac.
To install macOS Monterey, go to System Preferences and then Software Update, or search for software update in Spotlight).
And if macOS Monterey appears as an available installation, you can click the upgrade button to start the installation process. If it does not appear, you may need to re-verify later, as it continues to be rolled out.