macOS Catalina (version 10.15) is the sixteenth and current major launch of macOS, Apple’s desktop operating system for Macintosh computers. It is the successor to macOS Mojave and was announced at WWDC 2019 on June 3, 2019, and released to the public on October 7, 2019. Catalina is the first version of macOS to support only 64-bit applications and the first to include Activation Lock.
macOS Catalina gives you more of everything you love about Mac. Experience music, TV and podcasts in three all-new Mac apps. Even you can enjoy your favorite iPad apps now on your Mac. Extend your workspace and expand your creativity with the iPad and Apple Pencil. And discover smart new features in the apps you use every day. Now you can take everything you do above and beyond.
Benefits of macOS Catalina
Music, TV, and podcasts take center stage.
iTunes forever changed the way people experienced music, movies, and podcasts. It all changes again with three all-new, dedicated apps — Apple Music, Apple TV and Apple Podcasts — each designed from the ground up to be the best way to enjoy entertainment on your Mac. And rest assured, everything you had in your iTunes library is still accessible in each app. iCloud seamlessly syncs everything across your devices — or you can back up, restore and sync by connecting the device directly to your Mac.
Apple TV Premiering on Mac.
The Apple TV app for Mac is the new home for all your favorite movies and Apple TV+. Watch everything directly in the app or enjoy it offline, and discover the best of what’s on in the Watch Now tab. You can even pick up where you left off on any screen, across all your devices. And for the first time, 4K and Dolby Atmos supported movies are available on Mac.
Listen up. Podcasts on Mac.
The best entertainment, comedy, news and sports shows are now available on your Mac with Apple Podcasts. Search for podcasts by title, topic, guest, host, content and more. Subscribe and be notified as soon as new episodes become available. And in the Listen Now tab, you can easily pick up where you left off across all your devices.
iPad Apps on your Mac.
Experience your favorite iPad apps now on your Mac. With Mac Catalyst, developers can easily create Mac apps from the iPad apps you already know and love. They run natively alongside your existing Mac apps so you can drag and drop content between them. They take full advantage of the larger screen and powerful architecture of your Mac. And because they are built from their iOS versions, they provide a seamless experience across your devices. Enjoy a broad range of Mac apps — from travel, entertainment and gaming to banking, education and project management.
Extend your desktop. With iPad.
Sidecar lets you extend your workspace by using your iPad as a second Mac display. Work in one app while you reference another or view your artwork on your Mac while you use tools and palettes on your iPad. You can also mirror the screens so they both display the same content, making it perfect for sharing exactly what you see with others.
Features of macOS Catalina
Reminders: The Reminders app has been completely rebuilt, with an all-new design and new ways to easily create, organize and keep track of reminders. Add attachments to reminders, create or change reminders with the quick edit buttons and let Siri suggest new ones found in Messages. Smart lists automatically organize and display your upcoming reminders. And if you tag someone in a reminder, you’ll be notified the next time you’re chatting in Messages.
The first look of macOS Catalina
List of MacBook models
MacBook models are organized by the year they were introduced, starting with the most recent. Click the model name for detailed technical specifications.
MacBook models from 2015 and newer can run the latest version of macOS. For models from before 2015, the latest compatible operating system is noted.
|Year||Name||Color||Model Identifier||Part Number|
|2017||MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017)||Rose gold, space gray, gold, silver||MacBook10,1|
|2016||MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016)||Rose gold, space gray, gold, silver||MacBook9,1||MLH72xx/A, MLH82xx/A, MLHA2xx/A, MLHC2xx/A, MLHE2xx/A, MLHF2xx/A, MMGL2xx/A, MMGM2xx/A|
|2015||MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)||Space gray, gold, silver||MacBook8,1||MF855xx/A, MF865xx/A, MJY32xx/A, MJY42xx/A, MK4M2xx/A, MK4N2xx/A|
|2010||MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)||MacBook7,1||MC516xx/A|
|2009||MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)||MacBook6,1||MC207xx/A|
|2009||MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)||MacBook5,2||MC240xx/A|
|2009||MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)||MacBook5,2||MB881xx/A|
macOS Catalina Version History
|Version||Build||Date||Darwin||Release Notes||Standalone download|
|10.15||19A583||October 7, 2019||19.0.0||Original Software Update release||N/A|
|19A602||October 15, 2019||Supplemental update|
|19A603||October 21, 2019||Revised Supplemental update|
|10.15.1||19B88||October 29, 2019||19.0.0 xnu-6153.41.3~29||About the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update||macOS 10.15.1 Update|
|10.15.2||19C57||December 10, 2019||19.2.0 xnu-6153.61.1~20||About the macOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update||macOS 10.15.2 UpdatemacOS 10.15.2 Combo Update|
|10.15.3 beta 1||19D49f||December 17, 2019|
|Processor||1.3 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5-based 12-inch MacBook systems|
|Memory||8 GB of RAM|
|Storage Space||512 GB SSD.|
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