Apple’s next-generation software update for Mac, macOS Ventura, was recently released with support for Intel-based Macs as well as its highly touted Apple Silicon Macs. While features like the Stage Manager and improvements to Safari, Mail, Spotlight, and Messages will be available for all Mac owners, there are certain macOS Ventura features that will be exclusive to Apple Silicon-based Macs.
Here are all the macOS Ventura features that Intel Macs will not get
While the macOS Ventura update seems like it is packed with a ton of new features, not every Mac owner will benefit. As per Apple’s website, some features required Apple Silicon Macs.
Live Captions, as well as Live Captions in FaceTime, will require an Apple Silicon processor. Live Captions generate automatic transcriptions in real-time for users who may be deaf or hard of hearing. In FaceTime, the feature also helps follow along with group conversations since speaker attribution is available.
Live Captions require an M1 or M2 chip to run since they function based on Apple’s Neural Engine. Sadly, Intel-based Mac owners will not have access to Live Captions when macOS Ventura drops in the fall.
The second feature is relatively major and could even push Intel Mac owners to purchase an Apple Silicon Mac if they have a heavy workload. macOS Ventura allows users to use an M1 iPad Pro as a secondary display for their Mac. Not only does this feature require an Apple Silicon processor but it is only compatible with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Lastly, we have a feature that is small but worth noting. Emoji support which allows users to insert emoji using their voice while dictating on their Mac will not be coming to Intel Macs.
macOS Ventura will be released to the general public in the fall alongside the iPhone 14 lineup. The first developer beta of the update has been released for developers and a public beta will become available in July. Download macOS Ventura wallpapers here.
Check out some iPadOS 16 features that only work with M1-based iPads here.
- macOS Ventura makes USB-C and Thunderbolt connectivity safer by requiring user permission for transmission of data
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- Redesigned M2 MacBook Air announced with MagSafe, 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display, 1080p HD camera and more
- iPadOS 16 announced – Weather app, Freeform, Pro features, improvements to multitasking and more
- watchOS 9 introduces new watch faces, sleep stages, AFib History feature and more