The macOS Monterey operating system, the successor to macOS Bis Sur on Apple’s Mac models, has many new features that are available to use. However, anyone who is still using an Intel-chip version of Mac may be missing some features as well!
The macOS Monterey website on Apple.com discusses the features. The M1 chip required for use only on the MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac:
- Portrait Mode feature that blurs the background when using FaceTime.
- Live Text to copy and paste the content in the image.
- 3D map application
- More map data for cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London in the Maps app.
- Text-to-speech in languages such as Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish.
- offline dictation
By not being the features above, Apple hasn’t officially stated it, but famous blogger Rene Ritchie has pointed out that Intel chips don’t have the Neural Engine needed for the features.