After the macOS 12 Monterey, Apple is likely hard at work on the next version of macOS, or we can say macOS 13. However, macOS Monterey is an impressive update, introducing several significant changes along with SharePlay functionality, better synchronization with iOS devices, and much more.
Every year in June, Apple reveals details of their next upcoming update to its various operating system. So, we won’t know exactly the release date of macOS 13 and which Macs will be able to run macOS 13.
Update June 6: Apple has announced a new version of macOS at its Worldwide Developers Conference 2022. The new operating system is called macOS Ventura (macOS 13 Ventura) which includes a new Stage Manager tool, and updates to Spotlight, Mail, and Safari. You can read the details here.
Availability: The developer beta of macOS 13 Ventura is available to Apple Developer Program members. A public beta of macOS 13 Ventura will be available to Mac users in July 2022 at beta.apple.com.
macOS 13 could be called Mammoth
Following the tradition of Apple, they are likely to retain the tradition of giving every version of a name like macOS 12 Monterey. While it’s hard to say for sure, it’s looking increasingly likely that the next macOS update could be called macOS 13 Mammoth. The term “Mammoth” stands for “Mammoth Lakes”, a winter sports resort on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. Of course, Apple could choose a different name entirely.
macOS 13 Release Date
- The macOS 13 stable version will likely be released on October 24, 2022.
While we are still some time away from a possible announcement about the release date of macOS 13. There’s a good chance that macOS 13 will be announced at WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2022 alongside iOS 16. WWDC 2022 will take place from June 6 to June 10. So, with that in mind, we can expect that macOS 13 could be revealed in June 2022 at WWDC.
Apple usually announces the release date of a new macOS update alongside new Macs so that this time could be October again like the previous two years. In 2021, macOS 12 Monterey arrived on 25th October. After studying all rumours and the previous year’s history, we are almost sure that the release date of macOS 13 will be revealed in June 2022, and we can expect macOS 13 Mammoth could arrive in the last week of October 2022.
macOS 13 Mammoth Supported Devices
We all know that Apple does try to bring a new version of macOS to as many Macs as possible. macOS isn’t entirely on a par with iOS devices when it comes to supporting older devices. However, with Apple well on the way to leaving Intel behind, it’s just a matter of time. Apple should have completed its transition from Intel to its own Apple Silicon. That means it could stop supporting Intel-based Macs altogether.
macOS is likely to still support Intel Macs for now, though. We strictly don’t know which Macs will be able to run macOS 13 Mammoth. But looking at the macOS 12 Monterey features, we expect that the upcoming macOS update will support the following Macs as a minimum:
- Mac Pro (late 2013 and later)
- MacBook (early 2016 and later)
- MacBook Pro (early 2015 and later)
- iMac (late 2015 and later)
- MacBook Air (early 2015 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac Mini (late 2014 and later)
However, even if these Macs are supported, then you can expect that they might not be able to keep some of the new features.
In this article, we have provided you with some information about the release date of macOS 13 and supporting devices. We collected that information from some reliable sources. After studying the previous year’s history and from substantial leaks, we can assume that the macOS 13 Mammoth might come in October 2022. We will be able to know the exact release date of macOS 13 in June 2022.