macOS Mojave Release Date, Features & Details

Apple announced macOS Mojave at WWDC 2018 today. This is macOS 10.14, which will arrive on your Apple computer later this year to replace macOS High Sierra. Apple packs in a number of key fixes and important new features that push ahead in some areas and catch up with Windows 10 in others. This is what you need to know about the new macOS update.

macOS Mojave Release Date

What you need to know about macOS Mojave.
What you need to know about macOS Mojave.

The macOS Mojave release date is set for the fall. Apple did not announce a specific release date yet, but this typically arrives around the time that we see new iPhones and Apple Watches.

Apple announced a host of features that work alongside the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, so it makes sense to see the macOS 10.14 release date arrive near the iOS 12 release date in the fall.

If you want to try the new features, you can install a beta before the public release date this fall.

macOS Mojave Beta

There is a developer macOS 10.14 beta available today that allows creators to start testing the software and upgrading apps to work with Apple’s new software. The first developer beta is here and you can learn how to install the macOS Mojave beta today.

A public macOS Mojave beta arrives later this month, which allows anyone to install the beta and test out new features. This is not a release you should install on your only computer, but it is a handy way to try out the latest features on a secondary device. Here’s more on whether you should install the macOS Mojave beta.

The first several betas may not include all of the new macOS Mojave features, and some features may be pulled and re-added as Apple tweaks and changes options.

macOS Mojave Compatibility

The new macOS 10.14 update is coming to a wide range of Apple computers. The update will run on Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later, plus 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models with recommended Metal-capable graphics cards. This is not a major surprise, but it is good news for users that want new features without upgrading to new hardware.

If your computer is on macOS Sierra or macOS High Sierra, you can likely install the new Mojave update this fall to on your computer as a free upgrade. Keep in mind that not all features are available to older devices. Processing power, and connectivity are the missing link on older devices.

New macOS Mojave Features

Apple includes a host of new macOS Mojave features.
Apple includes a host of new macOS Mojave features.

Apple shared a number of new macOS Mojave features today. Some are available in the beta that is out this month, while others are not going to show up until later this year when the full release arrives. You’ll need iOS 12 to use all of the features coming to macOS 10.12.

  • macOS Mojave Dark Mode
  • Stacks to Organize Your Desktop
  • Finder Upgrades to Make it Easier to Manage Files
  • Quick Actions to Manage Media and PDFs
  • Group FaceTime
  • All New Mac App Store
  • Privacy and Security Updates to Keep You Safe
  • Screenshots Allow Easier Controls & New Screen Recording Features
  • Use Your iPhone to Take a Picture On Your Mac or Scan a Document
  • News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home are Now on Mac

These are just a few of the new macOS Mojave features that are coming to your Mac this fall. We’re diving into the beta to see what else is coming so that we can share more about this update.

11 New macOS Mojave Features That Will Change How You Use Your Mac

macOS Mojave Dark Mode

macOS Mojave Dark Mode

Apple finally offers a dark mode for the Mac that is built-in and that carries over to your apps. The new Dark Mode includes a darker desktop background and darker colors in all of the menus and settings. 

This puts the focus on your content and isn't as blindingly bright when you are using your Mac at night. With Dark Mode enabled the built-in Mac apps like Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar and Photos also appear on screen with a darker look. 

Apple allows third party apps to support Dark Mode. By the time the public Mojave release date arrives expect many of your favorite apps to support this feature. 

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