While Apple continues the transition to Apple Silicon Superior, the company still supports Intel-disabled Macs with its latest macOS Ventura operating system, with some notable exclusions.
Chance Miller for 9to5Mac:
There are a few main features of macOS Ventura that you will only be able to use if you have a Mac powered by Apple Silicon.
First and foremost, Apple says live captioning support in FaceTime is limited to Macs powered by an Apple Silicon processor.
This feature relies heavily on the Neural Engine, hence why Apple limits it to Macs with an M1 or M2 chip… Meanwhile, the second feature that Apple says is only supported on Macs Apple Silicon is the benchmark mode with Sidecar capability. This feature lets you use a 12.9-inch iPad Pro M1 with Liquid Retina XDR as a secondary reference display for your Mac. This feature is only supported on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Liquid Retina XDR display and Mac computers with Apple Silicon.
Finally, there’s a third small feature limited to M1 and later Macs: the ability to insert emoji using your voice while dictating to the device.
Taken from MacDailyNews: It could have been worse. Last year, with macSO Monterey, Apple had a much longer list of features that don’t work on Intel-disabled Macs.
macOS Ventura supports the following Macs:
• MacBook 2017 and later
• MacBook Air 2018 and later
• MacBook Pro 2017 and later
• Mac mini 2018 and later
• iMac 2017 and later
• iMac Pro 2017
• Mac Pro 2019 and later
• Mac Studio 2022
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