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Apple Forgets To Mention That Intel Macs Will Not Get Key Monterey OS Updates

Apple, who has a questionable reputation after nobbling the batteries in iPhones, so customers had to buy a new one, are now targeting Mac machines by not making key Montery OS upgrade features available to Intel powered machines.

The Company who promised that they would continue to support Macs powered by Intel chips for years to come, appears to have had a change of heart with key features in their new Monterey MacOS not available for Intel powered machines.

At the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this week Apple announced that the new version of the operating system delivered heaps of new features however they failed to mention that a lot of these new features will not be available for Intel-powered Macs.

Instead, they will only be available on Macs powered by their own M1 processor.

Some of the missing features include:

FaceTime’s Portrait Mode
Live Text
Globe view on Apple Maps
Detailed maps for cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, London, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco
Offline, on-device dictation
Unlimited time on-device dictation

Last November, Apple announced the first set of Macs powered by its M1 chip.

They also promised While it promised that it will continue to support those powered by Intel chips for years to come while still selling Intel powered Macs.

Apple has also identified which features will be made available for the different Intel powered macs based on their year of release or configuration such as RAM and VRAM.

this new development means that these devices will miss out on certain features available on those powered by Apple chips.

In small print and buried at the bottom of an Apple online page the Company stated the real facts re the older Intel Macs.

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Coming in a software update later this year.

Available on Mac models (2018 and later).

Available on Mac computers with the M1 chip.

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Available on MacBook Pro (2016 and later), MacBook (2016 and later), MacBook Air (2018 and later), iMac (2017 and later), iMac (5K Retina 27-inch, Late 2015), iMac Pro, Mac mini (2018 and later), and Mac Pro (2019); and iPad Pro, iPad Air (3rd generation and later), iPad (6th generation and later), and iPad mini (5th generation and later). Both devices must be signed into iCloud with the same Apple ID using two-factor authentication.

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Available on MacBook Pro (2018 and later), MacBook Air (2018 and later), iMac (2019 and later), iMac Pro (2017), Mac mini (2020 and later), Mac Pro (2019), iPhone 7 and later, iPad Pro (2nd generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation and later), iPad (6th generation and later), and iPad mini (5th generation and later). Older iPhone, iPad, and Mac models may share content at a lower resolution to supported Mac models when “Allow AirPlay for” is set to “Everyone” or “Anyone on the same network” in Sharing preferences.

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Available on Mac computers with at least 16GB RAM and 4GB VRAM. Processing time will vary based on object complexity and other factors.

Available on Mac computers with the M1 chip. Requires download of speech models.

Available on Mac computers with the M1 chip. Requires download of speech models. Available in Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Cantonese (Hong Kong), English (Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, U.S.), French (France), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Russian (Russia), Spanish (Mexico, Spain, U.S.), Turkish (Turkey), and Yue Chinese (China mainland).

Available on MacBook (Early 2016 and later) and MacBook Pro (Early 2016 and later).

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