New Update macOS Sonoma 14.3 is available (January 2024)

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Newsroom: macOS Sonoma is available today

September 26, 2023 -- macOS Sonoma is available today
macOS Sonoma is now available as a free software update, bringing a rich set of new features to the Mac that make work and play even more powerful. With macOS Sonoma, desktop widgets unlock a new way to personalize the Mac and get more done, while stunning new screen savers, big updates to video conferencing and Safari, along with optimized gaming make the Mac experience better than ever.

Widgets and Stunning Screen Savers
With macOS Sonoma, widgets can be placed right on the desktop and blend seamlessly with the wallpaper while other windows are open. Widgets also become interactive so users can complete a reminder, play or pause media, access home controls, and perform various tasks directly from the widget on their desktop. And through the magic of Continuity, users can further customize their Mac with widgets from their iPhone.

A new selection of screen savers in macOS Sonoma features slow-motion videos of beautiful locations around the world, such as the sweeping skyline of Hong Kong, the sandstone buttes of Monument Valley in Arizona, and the rolling hills of Sonoma in Northern California. And after login, the screen savers seamlessly transition to become the desktop wallpaper.

Powerful Productivity for Video Conferencing
macOS Sonoma brings enhanced video conferencing features that enable users to present and share their work more effectively within any video conferencing app. Presenter Overlay displays users in front of the content they are sharing, and Reactions allow users to share how they feel with simple hand gestures that trigger fun, frame-filling 3D effects like balloons, confetti, hearts, and more.

Enhanced Browsing with Safari
In Safari, profiles keep browsing separate between topics like work, school, and more so users can quickly switch between them. Private Browsing gets even better with added protection against some of the most advanced techniques used to track users — Private Browsing windows become locked when not in use and known trackers are blocked from loading. Safari users can also now add any website to the Dock as they would with an app, complete with a simplified toolbar and notifications for an app-like experience.

An Immersive Gaming Experience
With the power of Apple silicon, tens of millions of Macs can run demanding games with great performance, long battery life, and breathtaking visuals. macOS Sonoma improves the gaming experience even further with Game Mode, providing more consistent frame rates and dramatically reducing input and audio latency with wireless game controllers and AirPods. Game Mode works with any game, including recent and upcoming Mac games like DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT, Stray, Layers of Fear, and SnowRunner.

Additional macOS Sonoma Updates
  • Notes: Users can view PDFs and scans of presentations, assignments, research papers, and more right inside Notes. They can also create links from one note to another to relate ideas and content.
  • Passwords: A set of passwords can now be shared among a group. Everyone in a group can add and edit passwords to keep them up to date, and since sharing is through iCloud Keychain, it’s end-to-end encrypted. Additionally, the one-time verification codes received in Mail will now autofill in Safari, making it easy to securely log in without leaving the browser.
  • Messages: Search filters and swipe to reply enhance everyday messaging, while all-new Live Stickers can be created and synced across macOS, iOS, and iPadOS.
  • Reminders: Intelligent grocery lists in Reminders streamline weekly trips to the store by organizing lists into sections and arranging them horizontally using a new column view.
  • Keyboard: Autocorrect receives a comprehensive update with a transformer language model, a state-of-the-art on-device machine learning language model that improves accuracy. A refreshed design makes corrections easier to fix and inline predictions quickly finish sentences. Dictation brings next-level speech recognition and the ability to move fluidly between voice and typing.
  • Screen Sharing: A new high performance mode in the Screen Sharing app delivers incredibly responsive remote access over high-bandwidth connections — enabling creative professionals to accomplish their work remotely.
Availability
macOS Sonoma is a free software update that is available starting today. Some features may not be available in all regions, languages, or on all devices.

macOS Sonoma is compatible with these devices.
  • iMac 2019 and later
  • Mac Pro 2019 and later
  • iMac Pro 2017
  • Mac Studio 2022 and later
  • MacBook Air 2018 and later
  • Mac mini 2018 and later
  • MacBook Pro 2018 and later
 
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After a few weeks of beta testing with users, Apple has officially released macOS Sonoma 14.1 for all Mac users. The update brings changes to the Music app and warranty information in System Settings. It also address two bugs dealing with Location Services and encrypted external drives.
To recap, macOS Sonoma 14.0 was released around this time last month. Flagship features include interactive desktop widgets, Game Mode, tvOS-style screensavers/wallpapers, and much more.

Release notes​

Here are the release notes for macOS Sonoma 14.1:

This update provides enhancements, bug fixes, and security updates for your Mac including:

  • Favorites expanded in Music to include songs, albums, and playlists, and you can filter to display your favorites in the library
  • Apple warranty status for Mac, AirPods, and Beats headphones and earbuds are available in System Settings
  • Fixes an issue where the System Services settings within Location Services may reset
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent encrypted external drives from mounting

Compatible Macs​

macOS Sonoma 14.1 is compatible with these Macs:

  • iMac 2019 and later
  • iMac Pro
  • MacBook Air 2018 and later
  • MacBook Pro 2018 and later
  • Mac Pro 2019 and later
  • Mac Studio
  • Mac mini 2018 and later
 

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Apple today released macOS Sonoma 14.1.1, a minor update to the ‌macOS Sonoma‌ operating system that came out in September. ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.1.1 comes a few weeks after the release of macOS Sonoma 14.1.

The ‌‌‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.1‌.1 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Settings.

Today's update includes bug fixes and security updates according to Apple.
This update provides important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users. Apple security releases
 

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Apple today released macOS Sonoma 14.1.2, a minor update to the ‌macOS Sonoma‌ operating system that came out in September. ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.1.2 comes three weeks after the release of macOS Sonoma 14.1,1.
This update provides important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users.

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices. For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: Apple security releases
 

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Sonoma 14.2 is now available.

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This update introduces enhanced Autofill for PDFs and improvements to Messages and Weather. This release also includes other features, bug fixes, and security updates for your Mac.

PDFs
  • Enhanced AutoFill identifies fields in PDFs and other forms enabling you to populate them with information such as names and addresses from your contacts
Messages
  • Catch-up arrow lets you easily jump to your first unread message in a conversation by clicking the arrow visible in the top-right corner.
  • Sticker option in the context menu lets you add a sticker directly to a bubble
  • Contact Key Verification provides automatic alerts and Contact Verification Codes to help verify people facing extraordinary digital threats are messaging only with the people they intend.
Weather
  • Precipitation amounts help you stay on top of rain and snow conditions for a given day over the next 10 days.
  • New widgets let you choose from next-hour precipitation, daily forecast, sunrise and sunset times, and current conditions such as Air Quality, Feels Like, and wind speed.
  • Wind map snapshot helps you quickly assess wind patterns and access the animated wind map overlay to prepare for forecasted wind conditions for the next 24 hours.
Clock
  • Multiple timers let you run several timers simultaneously and create a name for each timer.
  • Timer presets help you quickly start a timer with a range of preset options.
  • Recents makes it easy to restart your recently used timers.
This update also includes the following new features:
  • Favorite Songs Playlist in Apple Music lets you quickly get back to the songs you mark as favorites.
  • Use Listening History in Apple Music can be disabled in a Focus so music you listen to does not appear in Recently Played or influence your recommendations.
  • Shazam Music Recognition allows you to quickly identify songs playing online or around you, even when wearing AirPods.
  • New keyboard layouts provide support for seven additional languages.
Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices.
 

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Sonoma 14.3 is now available

9to5mac said:
macOS 14.3 Sonoma introduces enhancements to Apple Music, as well as other features, bug fixes, and security updates for your Mac.
  • Collaborate on playlists in Apple Music allows you to invite friends to join your playlist and everyone can add, reorder, and remove songs
  • Emoji reactions can be added to any track in a collaborative playlist in Apple Music
  • AppleCare & Warranty in Settings shows your coverage for all devices signed in with your Apple ID
 

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