These macOS 13 and iPadOS 16 features will only work on newer models
Technology is always moving forward, and sometimes to go to the next great thing, some devices are being dropped. For Apple, some of the new features released for macOS 13 Ventura and iPadOS 16 will not be available on older Macs and iPads because these features require the technology used in Apple’s M1 and M2 chips. If you have an Intel Mac or an A-Series iPad, you may not be able to use these features in the fall:
macOS Ventura M1 / M2 Features
The following features will not work on Intel-based Macs and require a Mac running an M1 or M2 SoC:
Announced in May, live captions rely on the neural engine in Apple’s M-Series chips to create real-time captions during phone calls, facetime conversations and video conferencing.
Dictation emoji support
When using dictation in Ventura, you will be able to insert emojis, but only if you use a Mac with an M1 or M2 processor. Speech models also need to be downloaded and it works with Cantonese, English, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
Reference mode with sidecar
If you have a 12.9-inch iPad with a Liquid Retina display, you can pair it with your M-Series Mac and use it as a reference display, which means the iPad can use color palettes for specific purposes, such as video production, printing. , And web design.
iPadOS 16 M1 / M2 features
These features only work on iPads with an M-Series chip (11-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air)
According to Digital Trends, the new Stage Manager multitasking feature relies on the M1’s faster memory swapping. Stage Manager is so dependent on it that it can’t run on A-series chips on other iPads.
The new external display support in iPadOS 16 not only mirrors the iPad, it expands the workspace. But if you have an M1 iPad, you can connect a display and use resolutions up to 6K, as well as drag between apps running on the iPad and external displays.
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina Display can be set to display color difference mode colors for use with video production, web and print design, and more. Also, as mentioned above, this iPad is the only one that can be used as a reference mode display with an M-Series Mac.
Other iPadOS 16 features exclusive
The iPadOS 16 has a few more features that won’t work on every iPad. Loaddown here.
Magnifier app: Announced in May, the iPadOS 16 Magnifier app will support Door Detection, People Detection and Image Description. It will be available in 12.9-inch iPad Pro (4th generation or later) and 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation or later).
Virtual memory swap: If you use an iPad app that requires more memory than what is available in RAM, Virtual Memory will start swap and temporarily use the iPad’s built-in storage (up to 16GB) as RAM. It works on the 12.8-inch iPad Pro (5th generation or later), the 11-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation or later) and the iPad Air (5th generation) with 256GB of storage.