WWDC 2022 will take place in less than a month. The ceremony will herald the introduction of macOS 13, Apple’s next major version of its software platform for the Mac, as well as the first new operating system since the company’s entire move from Intel to its technology.
Follow along as we cover everything about this year’s macOS 13 rumors and expectations, including new features, release dates, and more.
When will macOS X be released?
As is customary, macOS 13 will be unveiled during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference.
WWDC will be held as a virtual event this year, from June 6 to June 10. To kick off the event, Apple will give a keynote speech on June 6, and we anticipate having our first look at macOS 13, as well as iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16.
Following the announcement, Apple will test the operating system for a few months before releasing it to all customers in the autumn, as it has done in previous years.
Unlike iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS, Apple typically takes a bit longer to distribute macOS upgrades to all customers.
All of this forthcoming software is expected to be launched in September, with macOS 13 following in October or November.
What will the name of MacOS X be?
Internally, macOS 13 is currently known as Rome, but it doesn’t signify anything to us outsiders.
Apple has begun naming its Mac operating systems after California parks in recent years. Parker Ortolani wrote in December about why Apple is likely to name macOS 13 Mammoth:
We previously reported in June  on Apple owning the trademark for “Mammoth.” In that same report, we speculated that Apple was planning to use the name “Monterey” for this year’s version of its Mac operating system and that turned out to be true. So with Mammoth being the seemingly last remaining trademark of a location in California, it’s highly likely that it is in the running for macOS 13.
macOS 13 supported devices
As Apple finished its two year-transition from Intel to its chips, more Intel Macs will likely lose support for macOS 13.
Most likely, Macs from 2013, 2014, and 2015 could be ripped off. As of now, here are the Macs that currently support macOS 12 Monterey:
- 2015 and later MacBook
- In early 2015 and later MacBook Air
- Early 2015 and later MacBook Pro
- In late 2014 and later Mac mini
- In late 2015 and later iMac
- 2017 and later iMac Pro
- Late 2013 and later Mac Pro
- 2022 Mac Studio
macOS 13 will very likely place a greater emphasis on Apple Silicon Macs than ever before.
With stronger hardware and software interaction, macOS 13 may see redesigned alerts, widgets everywhere on the home screen, and upgrades to Universal Control.