macOS Ventura With Stage Manager and More Launching October 24

Apple today announced that macOS Ventura will be available on Monday, October 24, the same day that iPadOS 16.1 will be available to iPad customers.

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macOS Ventura is a notable update for the Mac, bringing new features such as Stage Manager, a new Clock and Weather app, and updates to core system apps like Messages and Safari. System Settings, previously known as System Preferences, has also been completely redesigned to make it more in line with the design on iOS and iPadOS. For a full breakdown of everything new in macOS Ventura, see our roundup.

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Tozovac Avatar
23 months ago

I wish they would improve the wallpaper.
I wish they would add *BACK* a freaking hint of contrast in apps like Mail so the folders bar, commands up top, emails/folder summary, and email preview didn’t all blend together in a complete white-out!

Edit: I added *BACK* because the OS interface for Mail (and other native apps) used to be quite attractive *and* intuitive with how it was laid out before Mac OS was “improved” to the minimalist white-out it is today.

Edit #2: I’ve been experimenting since day 1 with increase contrast and other adjustments Apple condescendingly and dismissively hides under “Accessibility.” Not enough improvement/change back to similar to how it was before. Those settings belong under a section titled “Common Sense and Intuitive User Interface Element Options” and not “Accessibility.”
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Beautiful Opinion Avatar
23 months ago
I’ll wait a full 12 months for the poor beleaguered public to finish beta testing this, thanks.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Expos of 1969 Avatar
23 months ago
I wish they would improve the wallpaper.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FangRock Avatar
23 months ago

I wish they would add a freaking hint of contrast in apps like Mail so the folders bar, commands up top, emails/folder summary, and email preview didn’t all blend together in a complete white-out!


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ikir Avatar
23 months ago
I getting used to new preferences, after a while I like it. Ventura is a nice upgrade to a mature OS.
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mrr Avatar
23 months ago
Alas, my 27” Retina iMac (which is still awesome) will longer support Ventura and there is *NO* 27” iMac replacement.
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