Do you love the dark theme? If yes, then this is a good news for you and all Macintosh OS users.
Apple next major revision to its Macintosh operating system is called macOS Mojave. The company revealed the update at its 2018Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
The new OS update brings a number of new features, including a dark mode, dynamic desktop, improved screenshot and screen capture tools, and new apps like Stocks and News.
But will your Mac be able to run the free upgrade when it’s released later this year?
Apple made a big deal during its keynote that iOS 12 will run on all devices that supported iOS 11. Unfortunately, the same isn’t true for Mojave and High Sierra, although you certainly won’t need cutting-edge hardware.
Can You try the macOS Mojave beta?
According to MacWorld, Apple is currently on the fifth version of the macOS Mojave beta, and the fourth version of the public beta. Developers can get a beta of macOS Mojave through the Apple Developer Program. The developer beta costs $99 per year.
Apple also releases a free beta to the general public. Since the software is beta, it isn’t as reliable as officially-released versions to the general public and it could cause problems on your Mac. The public beta is a few cycles behind the developer beta, so they’re not the same. .
If you try out the beta and decide later that you don’t want to use it anymore, you can go back to macOS High Sierra.
You can continue to participate in the beta program after the Mojave golden master has been released. You’ll get beta versions of the Mojave updates.
macOS 10.14 Mojave System Requirements
The next version of macOS will run on these machines:
- MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
- Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
- iMac Pro 2017)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013; Mid 2010 and Mid 2012 model support coming in later beta)
High Sierra ran on select computers stretching back to 2009, so this if you’ve been holding on to an older machine, take note.
MacOS Mojave’s new features:
The features that Apple highlighted during WWDC focused on the user interface. They’ll make your Mac easier and more efficient to use. Here’s a list of some of the new features.
- Continuity Camera
- Dark Mode
- Desktop Stacks
- Dynamic Desktops
- Finder enhancements: Gallery View, view metadata, and Quick Actions
- Improved OS and Safari security
- Screenshot markup
When will macOS Mojave be released?
Apple does its major operating system releases in the Fall. So expect macOS Mojave to be released around the end of September and it's FREE!