Apple Releasing macOS Catalina Update in October

Apple's latest Mac operating system, macOS Catalina, will see a launch sometime in October, the company announced today following its iPhone-centric event.

While iOS 13 and watchOS 6 will launch on Thursday, September 19, macOS Catalina will not be coming out at the same time.


Apple has not provided details on when specifically macOS Catalina will launch in October, so it could come at any time during the month.

Apple has in the past staggered the releases of its new software updates, so it's not too much of a surprise to see macOS Catalina launching at a later date.

If Apple holds an October event that sees the launch of new Macs, such as the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, macOS Catalina could be timed with the release of the new machines.

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2 weeks ago
Figures, Catalina is nowhere near ready for a public release.
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2 weeks ago
Good. Catalina betas right now are way too buggy, let the engineers take some more weeks to address the issues instead of rushing a release.
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2 weeks ago
I think we will have another event in October and Catalina will launch then.
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2 weeks ago

I think we will have another event in October and Catalina will launch then.

along with new mac pro and hopefully 16" MBP!!!
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2 weeks ago
I hope Apple support is prepared for all the customers 'upgrading' their reminders app and have it stop syncing with their Mac..
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2 weeks ago
Could do with an updated beta though
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2 weeks ago

I hope Apple support is prepared for all the customers 'upgrading' their reminders app and have it stop syncing with their Mac..


This is exactly what I was thinking. I wonder how they are going to handle that?
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1 week ago

I'm not 100% but I'm 99% sure they announced Mac Pro would have Catalina which usually means it will ship with it pre-installed.


https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/specs/ and scroll down to 'Operating System' - specifically states Mojave. Not saying that precludes it launching with Catalina - but they certainly haven't committed to that. I don't think it would be acceptable for a pro machine to not at least support Mojave - especially since Catalina is going to come with a mass cull of 32 bit abandonware which users will have to find alternatives to.
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2 weeks ago
I must have been really lucky, I had no issues with the beta. Good to see they're taking more time though.
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2 weeks ago
I'm surprised they're even still working on it.

But seriously though, I was hoping sooner rather than later. I'm wanting to finally get into iOS/iPadOS/watchOS/macOS development (I've done app design and some limited development patching things) and a big motivating factor for that is Swift UI and the ability to more easily develop apps for all platforms at once. Makes it easier and more worth it for a someone like me who is more of a designer who does web development to get into app development and to make more money across platforms while spending less time doing maintenance. I'm excited to try it out but don't want to install buggy beta software on my iMac which I use to make money.
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