The M1 series shot from 4 performance cores to 16, Ventura turned up as an update instead of an upgrade, then there came cryptexes, System Settings and Stage Manager.
Freeform 1.0, the return of network Locations, version change for Disk Utility, Sing in Music, Automator PDF actions, and more.
Expected in Ventura 13.1 is a new lightweight system for applying security patches. This article explains how it uses cryptexes, already being used in macOS 13.
Updated charts of containers and volumes on boot volume groups for Ventura, with details of cryptexes and what they do.
How is Ventura looking now? Is it fully baked yet, and ready for release? Includes links to articles to help you decide and prepare for next weeks’ macOS upgrade.
What is and isn’t expected to change in Ventura, and what impact that has on its potential for incompatibility. Upgrading from Monterey is unlikely to result in problems, provided you’re properly prepared.
In Monterey, the size of macOS updates has been steadily shrinking. Ventura brings RSRs, which should be small patches to fix security bugs without fuss. Here are the details.