macOS Catalina Release Date

macOS Catalina was released on October 7th, 2019 via a free over-the-air update.

macOS Catalina Features

macOS 10.15 is known as macOS Catalina. The new software brings with it standalone apps for Music, TV, and Podcasts as Apple retires iTunes.

As we expected, Apple unveiled a feature called Sidecar that allows an iPad to be used as a second Mac display in a few different ways. “Find My” is a revamped app that combines Find My Phone and Find My Friends and will now be available on the Mac.

A new Accessibility focused feature called Voice Control brings an even more powerful experience with rich navigation to users with verbal controls via on-device processing.

Screen Time is also making its way from iOS to macOS to help users be more aware of the time they spend on their notebook or desktop. Meanwhile, Apple’s UIKit framework is coming to the Mac now officially named Project Catalyst, formerly called Marzipan. This lets developers seamlessly port iPad apps to macOS.

Supported Devices

The following Macs are able to update and install the macOS 10.15:

  • 12-inch MacBook
  • MacBook Air, 2012 and later
  • MacBook Pro, 2012 and later
  • Mac mini, 2012 and later
  • iMac, 2012 and later
  • iMac Pro
  • Mac Pro, 2013 and later

Top Stories

Our recent stories can be read below:

macOS Catalina Stories September 24

Apple has released several updates for Mac today including macOS 10.15.7 and new versions of Final Cut Pro X and iMovie that squash a number of bugs and improve stability. macOS 10.15.7 includes fixes for a WiFi issue and an iMac graphics card issue. The FCP X update solves problems with brightness levels, keyframes, exporting, and more.

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macOS Catalina Stories September 10

Apple has released another supplemental update for macOS 10.15.6 today with performance improvements and bug fixes. Specifically, this update solves WiFi and iCloud issues that some users were seeing.

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macOS Catalina Stories August 12

Apple has released a supplemental update to macOS Catalina 10.15.6 this afternoon, bringing important bug fixes and improvements to Mac users. This update comes one month after the original release of macOS Catalina 10.15.6 and it focuses on resolving a bug related to virtualization apps.

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macOS Catalina Stories May 26

Following the launch of iOS 13.5 last week, Apple today has released macOS Catalina 10.15.5 as well. This update brings a new feature to improve the lifespan of Mac notebook’s battery, besides bug fixes and performance improvements.

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PSA: How to unlock recently added free fonts in macOS Catalina

Apple recently obtained new licenses for a number of new fonts in macOS Catalina. However, they’re not automatically downloaded or installed. Follow along for how to get the free new Mac fonts on your machine.

macOS Catalina Stories May 20

Apple releases fifth beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.5 to developers

While Apple today released iOS 13.5, iPadOS 13.5 and tvOS 13.4.5 for all users, macOS Catalina 10.15.5 is still in beta, as the company has just launched the fifth beta of macOS 10.15.5 to developers.

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