In the macOS Catalina beta 10.15.3, clues were found for a possible new feature. Apple would like to add a new Pro mode to the operating system, which temporarily boosts the performance of Macs.
‘macOS Catalina Pro Mode on the way’
The directions for the feature were found by 9to5Mac , which also writes that users can turn the feature on and off manually. When macOS Catalina beta Pro Mode is activated, the performance of a Mac (Book) is temporarily boosted, which means that apps run faster, for example. This is at the expense of the battery life and you also hear the fans better, because they have to work faster. They do this to prevent the MacBook from getting too hot.
It is unclear when and on which devices Pro Mode will become available. The code hints that the function is intended for the new 16-inch MacBook , but MacRumors says it may also come to the Mac Pro .
We will most likely know more about Pro Mode once macOS Catalina 10.15.3 is officially rolled out by Apple. Then we also know if other, less powerful Macs are equipped with Pro Mode.
At the end of 2019, Apple introduced the 16-inch MacBook, a powerful laptop with a new design. The edges around the screen are a bit thinner than in previous models, so that the housing – despite the large display – remains fairly compact. The keyboard of the 16-inch MacBook has also been improved, because the new scissor mechanism is less sensitive to dust and other dirt.
We may also see that improved keyboard also reflected on a 13-inch MacBook. Earlier this week, MacRumors discovered a new registration in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, possibly involving a 13-inch laptop from Apple with macOS Catalina and the improved keyboard.