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Launch of macOS Ventura Predicted for October’s Last Week

Apple just released the iPhone 14 series, but it’s not done with new devices for 2022. There will soon be a new iPad Pro, yet we still haven’t seen the release of Apple’s official macOS and iPadOS updates.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that Apple will release macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 on the week of October 24. Gurman announced in his most recent newsletter that the initial version of macOS Ventura will have support for the next 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models.

Not long after Apple previewed the upcoming macOS, the company released the first developer beta to the public. The 11th beta was issued by Apple on October 11, 2022, a week after the 10th beta version had arrived on October 4, 2022, itself a week after the 9th developer beta had been released by Apple on September 27.

To date, Apple has certified that the following Macs are compatible with macOS Ventura:

  • MacBook models from 2017 or later
  • MacBook Air models from 2018 or later
  • MacBook Pro models from 2017 or later
  • Mac mini models from 2018 or later
  • iMac models from 2017 or later
  • iMac Pro (all models)
  • Mac Pro models from 2019 or later
  • Mac Studio (all models)

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According to Gurman, the new MacBook Pro versions will mostly remain the same, with the M2 Pro and M2 Max CPU options will be expanded.

Gurman reaffirmed that an upgraded Mac mini powered by an M2 CPU is in the works at Apple. Apple hasn’t released an upgraded Mac mini since 2020, when it included the M1 chip, however more expensive Intel variants using Core i5 and Core i7 processors remain on sale.

With the release of iOS 16.1, numerous new features for the iPhone will become available, such as Live Activities in third-party apps. This update is expected to debut with iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura.

Gurman did note, though, that Apple’s November Mac releases are the norm, so he isn’t holding his breath for new Macs to come in October alongside the new iPad Pro. It’s unclear if this delays or confirms Apple’s previously speculated November 2022 release date for the MacBook Pro upgrade.