Apple announces macOS Mojave available to download on September 24

macOS Mojave will be released for everyone to download from the Mac App Store on September 24. As ever, the update is free for all Mac users on supported hardware.

During his closing remarks at this year’s Apple Special Event, Tim Cook said: “We’ve got a great new update for the Mac with macOS Mojave. All-new Dark Mode, updates to Desktop and Finder. Enhanced privacy and security and a completely redesigned Mac App Store.”

Apple will make macOS Mojave available through the Mac App Store. The download will probably be over 2GB, and the installation will take several minutes, so use a reliable internet connection and be prepare to not be able to use you Mac for anything else other than the installation. Updates to Mojave will happen through the Software Update system preference, a change from previous versions that did updates through the App Store.

macOS Mojave’s major new features:

  • Continuity Camera
  • Dark Mode
  • Desktop Stacks
  • Dynamic Desktops
  • Finder enhancements: Gallery View, view metadata, and Quick Actions
  • Screenshot markup
  • Group FaceTime
  •  Siri will have several improvements, including the ability to control HomeKit devices from your Mac and the ability to use Find My iPhone.
  • Safari will have Favicons in tabs and intelligent tracking protection.
  • Quick Look will have editing tools.
  • Apple Mail will support emojis and be able to suggest a mailbox in which to file an email.
  • Enhanced support for passwords, including the ability to automatically create strong passwords, autofill of passcodes sent via text, and password auditing.
  • APFS format support for Fusion Drives.
  • eGPU support on a per-application basis.

 

Compatible with macOS Mojave

  • 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, plus mid-2010 and mid-2012 models with recommended Metal-capable GPU)
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