|A version of the macOS operating system|
macOS Mojave in Dark mode
|Source model||Closed, with open source components|
|Initial release||September 24, 2018|
|Latest release||10.14.2 (18C54) (December 5, 2018 ) [±]|
|Latest preview||10.14.3 beta 1 (18D21c) (December 10, 2018 ) [±]|
|Update method||Software Update|
|Kernel type||Hybrid (XNU)|
|License||APSL and Apple EULA|
|Preceded by||macOS 10.13 High Sierra|
|Part of a series on|
macOS Mojave (/
- 1 System requirements
- 2 Changes
- 2.1 System
- 2.2 Added features
- 2.3 Privacy and security
- 3 Releases
- 4 References
- 5 External links
macOS Mojave will run on the following Macintosh computers:
- MacBook (Retina)
- MacBook Air: mid-2012 or newer
- MacBook Pro: mid-2012 or newer
- Mac Mini: late 2012 or newer
- iMac: late 2012 or newer
- iMac Pro
- Mac Pro: late 2013 or newer, mid-2010 to mid-2012 if upgraded with a recommended Metal-capable GPU
macOS Mojave drops support for many older Mac models because it relies on Metal, which requires Intel HD and Iris Graphics 4000 series or newer, AMD GCN-based GPUs, or Nvidia Kepler-based GPUs or newer.
macOS Mojave requires at least 2 GB of RAM. It requires at least 12.5 GB of available disk space to upgrade from OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra, or macOS High Sierra and at least 18.5 GB of available disk space to upgrade from OS X Yosemite and earlier releases.
Deprecation of OpenGL and OpenCL
As of macOS Mojave, OpenGL and OpenCL are deprecated. They are still supported by the operating system, but will no longer be maintained; developers are encouraged to use Apple's Metal library instead.
OpenGL is a cross-platform graphics framework designed to support a wide range of processors. Apple chose OpenGL in the late 1990s to build support for software graphics rendering into the Mac, after abandoning QuickDraw 3D. At the time, moving to OpenGL allowed Apple to take advantage of existing libraries that enabled hardware acceleration on a variety of different GPUs. As time went on, Apple has shifted its efforts towards building its own hardware platforms for mobile and desktop use. Metal makes use of the homogenized hardware by abandoning abstraction layer and running on the "bare metal". Metal reduces CPU load, shifting more tasks to the GPU. It reduces driver overhead and improves multithreading, allowing every CPU thread to send commands to the GPU.
macOS does not natively support Vulkan, the official successor to OpenGL. The MoltenVK library can be used as a bridge, translating most of Vulkan 1.0 API into to Metal API. In particular, Valve successfully uses MoltenVK for its Dota 2 game.
32-bit app warnings
In macOS High Sierra (10.13.4), a warning was issued the first time a 32-bit app was opened that 32-bit apps will not be supported in future updates. In macOS Mojave, this alert appears once every 30 days when launching the app, as the next version of the OS will not support them.
Dark Mode and accent colors
Users can switch to Dark mode to transform their desktop to a darkened color scheme, putting the focus on user content while interface elements and controls recede into the background. Built-in apps like Mail, Messages, Maps, Calendar and Photos include Dark mode designs. App developers can implement Dark mode in their apps via a public API.
macOS Mojave features a new Dynamic Desktop that automatically changes the desktop picture to match the time of the day.
Desktop and Finder
Stacks, a feature introduced in Mac OS X Leopard, has expanded to the Desktop. Users can organize cluttered icons by automatically stacking files into groups based on file attributes such as file kind, date last opened, date modified, date created, name and tags. Finder also gets an update, adding a Gallery View (replacing Cover Flow) that lets users browse through files visually. The Preview Pane now shows all of a file’s metadata.
New apps and iOS app support
Four new apps (News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home) are included in macOS Mojave; they are directly ported from iOS, with Apple implementing a subset of UIKit on the desktop OS. Third-party developers will be able to port iOS applications to macOS in 2019.
With Home, Mac users can control their HomeKit-enabled accessories to do things like turn lights off and on or adjust thermostat settings. Voice Memos lets users record personal notes, lectures, meetings, interviews and song ideas, and access them from iPhone, iPad or Mac. Stocks delivers curated market news alongside a personalized watchlist, with quotes and charts.
macOS 10.14.1, released on October 30, 2018, adds Group FaceTime, which lets users chat with up to 32 people at the same time, using video or audio from an iPhone, iPad or Mac, or audio from Apple Watch. Participants can join in mid-conversation.
In macOS Mojave, the Mac App Store was rewritten from the ground up and features a new interface and editorial content, similar to the iOS App Store. A new 'Discover' tab highlights new and updated apps; Create, Work, Play and Develop tabs help users find apps for a specific project or purpose.
Privacy and security
Safari's Tracking Prevention features now prevent social media "Like" or "Share" buttons and comment widgets from tracking users without permission. The browser also sends less information to web servers about the user's system, reducing the chance of being tracked based on system configuration. It can also automatically create, autofill, and store strong passwords when users create new online accounts; it also flags reused passwords so users can change them.
|Previous release||Current release||Beta|
|Version||Build||Date||Darwin||Release Notes||Standalone download|
|10.14||18A391||September 24, 2018||18.0.0||Original Mac App Store release
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14
|10.14.1||18B75||October 30, 2018||18.2.0
|About the macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Update
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.1
|macOS Mojave 10.14.1 Update|
|October 30, 2018||Added support for the new Vega GPUs in the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air|
|10.14.2||18C54||December 5, 2018||18.2.0
|About the macOS Mojave 10.14.2 Update
About the security content of macOS Mojave 10.14.2
|macOS Mojave 10.14.2 Update|
macOS Mojave 10.14.2 Combo Update
|10.14.3 Beta 1||18D21c||December 10, 2018|
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- Mojave – official site