Apple’s next version of macOS called Mojave was unveiled earlier this year at WWDC and has seen a number of betas to this point. Apple has now revealed macOS Mojave will officially launch on September 24.
Apple used the event at which the company launched the new iPhone XS and iPhone XR to also confirm when the next version of the desktop operating system would launch.
MacOS Mojave introduces a number of features including a new dark mode that changes the appearance of the entire operating system including menu elements and windows to a darker color. There’s also an updated Finder that allows actions to be conducted without opening an app, as well as a new screenshot app. The update also brings support for FaceTime calls for up to 32 people.
Dark Mode is a dramatic new look that helps you focus on your work. The subtle colours and fine points of your content take centre screen as toolbars and menus recede into the background. Switch it on in the General pane in System Preferences to create a beautiful, distraction-free working environment that’s easy on the eyes — in every way. Dark Mode works with built-in apps that come with your Mac, and third-party apps can adopt it too.
The next version of macOS also brings the Apple News and Stocks app that was previously only available on iOS. Apple has decided to bring these apps that offer news aggregation and the latest information on stocks from the iPhone and create desktop optimized versions of these apps for Mojave. There’s also a new voice memo app and the Home app for managing HomeKit-enabled equipment that has also been introduced to macOS Mojave. The Safari browser also sees some updates as well as updates to Continuity that will see a photo taken with your iPhone camera automatically appear straight on your Mac desktop.
There’s also a ton more features included in macOS Mojave, all of which will be released to the public on September 24. You can see the full list of updates to macOS Mojave on the Apple website.