Intel Mac doesn't have the best features of macOS Monterey
Intel Mac doesn't have the best features of macOS Monterey

Apple's next big update for macOS, macOS Monterey, adds a number of new features. But according to Apple, some of the cool features won't appear on Intel Macs.

Apple launched the first batch of Macs equipped with the M1 chipset in November 2020. This includes all models of the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac.

On the macOS Monterey Features page, the rules state that there are many features that require a Mac with an M1 chip.

Here are the new features you can't use in macOS Monterey:

  •     FaceTime photo mode: Blur the background behind you during a video call.
  •     Real-time text: Allows you to copy and paste, search or translate text in images.
  •     A new interactive 3D view of the Earth on the map.
  •     More detailed city maps in the Maps app, eg b. San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and London.
  •     Convert text to speech into additional languages ​​including Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish.
  •     A dictation machine on the device that makes all processing operations offline.
  •     Unlimited keyboard dictation (previously dictation was limited to 60 seconds).

macOS Monterey and Mac:

Apple has yet to explain why none of these features are available on Intel-based Macs.

Google Earth has long offered interactive 3D spheres on Intel-based Macs across the web and apps.

Apple is currently in a two-year transition period from Intel processors to silicon chips, which Apple is adapting into its Mac computers. This change is expected to be completed by WWDC 2022.

The facts have proven that Macs with M1 chipsets are much faster than similar Intel products, and even the base MacBook Air with M1 chipsets outperforms the 16-inch Intel-based MacBook Pro.

There are rumors that Apple is considering redesigning the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models later this year to support faster M1 chips.

macOS Monterey is still compatible with many Intel-based Macs and is now available to developers for beta software. Software updates can be made available to all users between September and November.

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