7 Features Apple Won’t Implement on Intel-powered MacBooks
Earlier this week in his WWDC 2021 annual developer conference, Apple announced all major features that will be rolled out to all of its products later this year.
For his Macbook Online, the Cupertino-based tech giant unveiled macOS Monterey which is set to bring a host of new functionality. While Apple is ready to roll out macOS Monterey to all of its recently released MacBooks, however, some of the features will be limited to MacBooks with Apple’s Mi1 chipset. MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and 13-inch Mac iMac – which were only released last year.
According to a report by MacRumors, the company on the macOS Monterey features page, suggests that some features will require a Mac with the M1 chip.
These are the following:
* FaceTime portrait mode, which will blur the background behind users while on a video call
* Live Text, which will allow users to copy and paste the text
* New globe view of Apple maps
* Details on Apple Maps for cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and London
* Neural text-to-speech voices in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish
* Dictation on the device offline
* Dictation on the device with no time limit (previously, dictation was limited to 60 seconds)
So far, the company has not given any explanation on this decision as to why these features will not be available on Intel-based Macs. It’s safe to assume that Apple will embrace this move as well with future updates.
Rumors spread about the launch of new MacBook Pro models for WWDC this year, but the company did not make any hardware announcements this year.
An earlier Bloomberg report also said that the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro is expected to launch in the summer, but with an improved iteration of the M1 chip. The new chip will apparently include a 10-core CPU with eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, with 16-core or 32-core GPU options.