Apple will release macOS Monterey to the public on October 25, 2021. Here's how to install the update on your Mac.
Following the initial announcement of macOS Monterey at WWDC 2021, Apple has confirmed that the operating system update for all compatible Macs will be made available to the public on October 25, 2021. The company announced the release date along with its new M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro models at its Unleashed virtual event.
macOS Monterey compatibility
macOS Monterey brings several new features, including a redesigned and improved FaceTime experience with portrait mode, live text, power saving mode, redesigned Safari, support for shortcuts, and much more.
macOS Monterey will be compatible with the following Macs:
MacBook Pro (early 2015 and later)
MacBook Air (early 2015 and later)
MacBook (early 2016 and later)
Mac mini (Late 2014 and later)
iMac (Late 2015 and later)
iMac Pro (2017 and later)
Mac Pro (Late 2013 and later)
While macOS Monterey supports both Intel and Apple silicon Macs, many macOS features will be exclusive to Apple silicon Macs.
Two important macOS Monterey features – SharePlay and Universal Control – will not be available in the first version of the operating system. Instead, they will be released this fall.
How to install macOS Monterey on your Mac
As soon as Apple releases macOS Monterey on October 25th, you will be able to System settings> Software update to download the update to your Mac. The download size of the update file will easily be between 5 and 7 GB. So make sure you have a fast internet connection before you start the download. The entire installation process can also take up to 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the age of your Mac and how fast your internet connection is.
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