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macOS 13 Ventura RC version now available, here’s what’s new

Updated 1 month ago
Published Oct 18th, 2022 1:14PM EDT
Apple is introducing passkeys on iOS 16 and macOS Ventura.
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After four months of beta testing, macOS 13 Ventura is almost ready to be released, as Apple is seeding its Release Candidate version, and the final version will be available next week, on October 24. This next milestone for the macOS brings a deeper integration between the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Here’s what you need to know.

After the Universal Control feature was announced with macOS Monterey, macOS Ventura introduces another function that is tied with iPadOS 16, Stage Manager. This is a new framework that makes it easier to manage your Mac when you have multiple windows open at the same time. Specifically, it helps keep your Mac organized by moving windows you’re not using to the side and letting you focus on the app you are using.

Apple’s Mail app is also getting some updates with improved search functionality. More notably, the revamped Mail app now supports reminders and the ability to schedule emails to send at a specific time. You can also undo a sent email. The new Mail app also features support for rich links.

With macOS Ventura, there’s a new iteration of Safari. It makes it possible to share tab groups with friends. This is helpful for things like planning trips or research projects. The new Safari also includes Passkeys to help keep accounts safe. Apple notes that this might replace passwords because they can’t be leaked and nothing is kept on a webserver. They are synced across devices using the iCloud Keychain.

Stage Manager on an iPad running iPadOS 16 and on a display connected to the tablet.
Stage Manager on an iPad running iPadOS 16 and on a display connected to the tablet. Image source: Apple Inc.

With Continuity Camera, it allows users to use their iPhone as a makeshift webcam when video chatting on the Mac. There’s also a Desk View which allows for a split screen mode. This mode shows a front-facing view and also a view of your desk using the iPhone’s Ultra Wide camera.

Alongside macOS Ventura RC, Apple is seeding iPadOS 16.1 RC, iOS 16.1 RC, and tvOS 16.1 RC.

BGR will bring the latest updates on these operating systems as we learn more about them during the day.

More Apple coverage: iOS 16.0.3 now available with more bug fixes for iPhone 14 Pro models

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin American broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.