macOS Ventura has exclusive functions for Apple Silicon


Apple is no different from the rest of the companies in the world, and it is logical that it wants to promote its new models at the expense of older devices. And more if these devices are Macs with Intel processors, compared to the new generation of computers Apple silicon.

So as expected, some new features that it incorporates macOS is coming, will only work on Macs powered by Apple processors: the M1 family of processors, and the newer M2. Fortunately, Apple has behaved and there are few exclusive functions of Apple Silicon. Let's see what they are.

Little by little Apple will "push" its users of Macs with an Intel processor to renew their equipment towards the new era of Apple Silicon computers. and a very subtle way to do it is by adding exclusive features for Macs with processors Intel every time a new version of macOS comes out.

This time those from Cupertino have behaved quite well, and there are few news of macOS Ventura that are exclusive to Apple Silicon

live captions

Apple explains in its press releases that support for Live Captions in FaceTime it is limited to Macs equipped with an M1 or M2 processor. This feature automatically overlays transcribed captions on a FaceTime call. So live captioning on FaceTime is restricted to Apple Silicon.

In a way it is logical. This feature depends largely on the Neural Engine, so Apple limits it to Macs with an M1 or M2 processor inside and is not compatible with any Mac that mounts an Intel processor.

Internship Manager

Internship Manager

The Stage Manager function only works on devices with Apple processor.

The second feature of macOS Ventura that is only compatible with Apple Silicon Macs is the display system. Internship Manager. This feature allows you to use an iPad Pro 1-inch M12,9 with Liquid Retina XDR as a secondary reference display for your Mac. This feature is only supported on the iPad Pro 12,9-inch with Liquid Retina XDR display and on Mac computers with Apple Silicon.

emoji with voice

Finally, there's a third little new feature that's limited to Mac M1s and later: the ability to insert emojis using your voice while dictating on the device. It's still bullshit, but if it's exclusive, you have to explain it too.

So as we see, there are very few exclusive news from Apple Silicon, and functions of little relevance to most users. Apple has not wanted to make a lot of blood about it and has behaved quite well with the legion of users that we have Macs with Intel processors. We'll see what happens next year with the next macOS. It is clear that the "push" will be greater and greater. we can now buy a piggy bank and label it with… “For the Mac”.

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  1.   jlua said

    Stage Manager is a very big, very useful, and long-awaited new feature. Therefore, it must be taken into account that it only works with Apple silicon.