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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10 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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10 weeks ago
Figures, Catalina is nowhere near ready for a public release.
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10 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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10 weeks ago
I think we will have another event in October and Catalina will launch then.
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10 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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10 weeks ago

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

So mac event confirmed for October for 16" MBP, mac pro XDR display release date and more

so no modular Mac Pro release in September then, the website leak was wrong


I don't recall Apple having "release" events for OS releases after "launching" them at WWDC in the past.

Nor do they need Catalina to be released before they release the Mac Pro - just needs a point release of Mojave with any new drivers. Especially in the case of a "serious callers only" product like the MP: anybody with a serious pays-the-rent income stream that depends on their Mac who switches to a new OS on day one is... courageous. Plenty of applications aren't going to support Catalina on day one.
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10 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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10 weeks ago
I'm in no hurry to upgrade to Catalina. First of all, it's got zero features I care about. And second, Mojave has been rock solid. I'm not ready to abandon it just yet. Definitely gonna wait for a .2 or .3 release before moving on.
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10 weeks 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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10 weeks ago
I'm in Sierra 12.6, the latest best version I could find reliable of OSX for my 15" 2012 rMBP, quite old 4200USD machine, but even my latest Macs before this one were always update to the latest software (OS X was evolving fast) High Sierra made my system laggy and I had to downgrade, anyway, there isn't a feature I need since 3 years ago, Airdrop or other cool features make me upgrade in the past, but now what? "black" mode?, unsubscribe Mail list?...

I was used to update as soon as new OS came out, but it's been a long time I can't find any new improvement worth the risk to have a slower machine...

Catalina promises to be the most boring of last years upgrades, while there are a thousand things you can fix or improve in OSX, in terms of GUI, usability, work experience...

https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/macos-10-15/
let see what means Catalyst in the future, this could be something or a big bluf, depends on developers and users
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