These Monterey exclusive features make the M1 Macs even more amazing
The M1 processors in Apple’s Macs provide a significant performance boost and energy efficiency over the Intel chips they replace. But the M1 also has features that aren’t found on Intel Macs, such as a Neural Engine and ProRes acceleration, which allows Apple to create macOS features that you won’t find on Intel Macs. macOS…
The M1 processors found in Apple’s Macs offer a significant performance increase and improved energy efficiency than the Intel chips that they replace. The M1 processors also have features not found in Intel Macs such as ProRes acceleration and a Neural Engine. This allows Apple to create macOS functions that aren’t available on Intel Macs.
macOS Monterey begins to take advantage Apple silicon. It has many features that are only available on M1 Macs, but not on Intel Macs. Below is a list of Monterey features that require M1.
FaceTime Portrait Mode
Everyone loves Portrait Mode’s dramatic effect, which places the subject in the foreground against a blurred backdrop. This feature uses the Neural Engine for the M1 and can’t be used on Intel Macs.
In Maps, there are two features that require M1’s neural engine: the Interactive Globe, which you can use to explore the Earth’s natural wonders; and the City Exploration experience, whereby you can walk through a city and get great detail about the people and places around you.
Using dictation on the Mac required an internet connection. You don’t have to connect to the internet anymore. All processing can be done on your Mac, provided it is an M1 Mac with Monterey. Also, you’ll be able to dictate without the 60-second limit that’s on Intel Macs.
This feature requires an M1, which allows you to have highlighted text and documents read aloud from the Mac. The proper voice module must be installed on the Mac.
The M1 Pro and Max media engines include ProRes codecs to support video. Macs with these processors will be able to accelerate tasks that involve ProRes video, such as rendering a video file.
Object Capture creates 3D images from a series 2D photos for developers who want to create augmented reality apps. This feature is also availab