macOS Monterey update finally starts rolling out: features, compatible Mac devices

Apple is finally rolling out macOS Monterey stable update and here's the list of compatible devices that are set to receive the upgrade.

Highlights
  • macOS Monterey stable update is now rolling out to all compatible devices.
  • Apple macOS Monterey was introduced at the WWDC event back in June.
  • The upgrade brings Shortcuts, Apple’s iOS automation, AirPlay target, FaceTime improvements, redesigned Safari browser and more.

Apple is finally rolling out the macOS Monterey stable update to all the compatible devices. The new OS upgrade was introduced at the WWDC event back in June and public beta builds were made available for several months now. macOS Monterey update brings the ability to set MacBooks as an AirPlay target to play content from iPhones/iPads, Apple’s iOS automation, Shortcuts that allows you to perform various actions with a single click, among others. Apple has made improvements to FaceTime and added a new Quick Note feature as well.

However, macOS Monterey’s two big features – Universal Control and SharePlay – aren’t available at launch as Apple says that they will be rolled out ‘later this fall’. The former allows sharing files between different machines just by dragging and dropping. It will also let you control multiple Apple devices including iPads, MacBooks, Macs with the same mouse and keyboard. SharePlay will enable shared experiences of music, TV shows, movies, and more while connected over FaceTime. Apple says once the feature is available it can be used with Apple Music, Apple TV+, and third-party services.

Apple macOS Monterey

Most importantly, macOS Monterey brings a redesigned Safari that adds a new tab design. It re-arranges icons and other UI elements for a less visible clutter on the screen. There’s a new Tabs Group for users to easily create a group of tabs and reduce clutter further.

macOS Monterey update eligible devices

  • MacBook (early 2016 and later)
  • MacBook Air (early 2015 and later)
  • MacBook Pro (early 2015 and later)
  • Mac Pro (late 2013 and later)
  • Mac Mini (late 2014 and later)
  • Mac (late 2015 and later)
  • iMac Pro (2017 and later)

2015 MacBook, 2013 MacBook Air, late 2013 MacBook Pro, and 2014 iMac that got the Big Sur update last year will not support macOS Monteray. To update to the latest macOS Monterey update, head to System Preferences > Software Update or instead, search ‘Software Update’ in Spotlight.

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