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macOS 14 Sonoma release date: When is the next update releasing for MacBooks?

macOS Sonoma is available as a Developer Beta, with a stable release expected in September or October 2023.
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September 26, 2023
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The Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are some of the most popular laptops. They are preferred by anyone who needs a thin and light portable laptop or a powerful machine for compute-heavy tasks. All of this is made possible by the Apple M1 or M2 processor doing the heavy lifting, while macOS brings it all together on the software end. At WWDC 2023, Apple announced macOS Sonoma, the newest update for Macs and MacBooks. Now the update is out and here is everything you need to know about it.

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Apple released macOS 14 Sonoma on September 26, 2023. The update is free globally. But Apple warns some features may not be available to all regions, languages, or devices.


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When will Apple release macOS Sonoma?

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Apple officially announced macOS Sonoma on June 5, 2023. It subsequently launched a Developer’s Beta shortly after. The update officially rolled out on September 26, 2023. As is tradition, Apple lined up the release with the announcement of new hardware in September. However, Apple didn’t announce a 15-inch MacBook Air or M2-powered Mac Studio, they used the event to launch the iPhone 15 and Apple Watch 9.

Which Apple Mac computers are getting macOS Sonoma?

macOS 14 Sonoma Supported Apple Macs and Macbooks
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Apple is known for having excellent software support. But some updates cannot provide an ideal experience on older computers, so they cannot be updated.

Here is the list of Apple Mac computers eligible for macOS Sonoma:

  • iMac (2019 or later)
  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • MacBook Air (2018 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (2018 or later)
  • Mac Pro (2019 or later)
  • Mac Studio (2022 or later)
  • Mac Mini (2018 or later)

Apple has dropped update support for some laptops and Macs from 2017. The only computer from 2017 getting the Sonoma update is the iMac Pro.

If you have purchased a Mac with Apple M1 or M2 silicon, rest assured that your computer will be updated to macOS 14 Sonoma.


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The latest macOS in 2023 is the newly released macOS Sonoma, aka macOS 14.