New M3 MacBook Pro and iMac Models to Get Day-One macOS Sonoma Update

Customers who purchase one of the new M3, M3 Pro, or M3 Max MacBook Pro or iMac models will need to install a macOS Sonoma update after receiving their machines.

m3 macbook pro blue
The Macs will ship with a custom version of ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.1 with a build number of 23B2073, but new users will need to download and install a new version with a build number of 23B2077.

Day-one updates are not unusual for new devices as Apple often has to begin manufacturing with an older version of the software. Apple first released macOS Sonoma 14.1 on Wednesday, October 25, and the current version has a build number of 23B74.

Apple's M3 Macs are available for order now, with the first machines set to arrive to customers on Tuesday, November 7. The M3 and M3 ‌iMac‌ and MacBook Pro models will be available starting then, with M3 Max MacBook Pro models set to deliver later in November.

Popular Stories

iphone se 4 modified flag edges

iPhone SE 4 With Face ID Said to Be Priced Below $500

Monday May 20, 2024 3:43 am PDT by
Apple is targeting a sub-$500 starting price for its upcoming fourth-generation iPhone SE model despite a raft of rumored upgrades coming to the more affordable device. According to leaker Revegnus on X, the U.S. launch price of the fourth-generation iPhone SE will either remain at the same $429 starting price as the current model, or will see an increase of around 10%. Either way, Apple's...
iOS 17

Apple Releases iOS 17.5.1 With Fix for Reappearing Photos Bug

Monday May 20, 2024 10:11 am PDT by
Apple today released iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1, minor updates to the iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 operating system updates that came out last September. The 17.5.1 updates come a week after the launch of iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5. iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones and iPads over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple's...
iPhone 16 Camera Lozenge 2 Perspective

iPhone 16 Lineup Rumored to Come in These Two New Colors

Sunday May 19, 2024 11:08 am PDT by
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today outlined his expectations for the iPhone 16 lineup's color options, revealing that two new colors should replace two of the existing shades. Kuo outlined his expectations in a post on X (formerly Twitter) earlier today. He believes that the iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be available in black, white or silver, gray or "Natural Titanium," and rose....
microsoft surface pro qualcomm

Microsoft Says New Surface Pro is Faster Than 15" M3 MacBook Air

Monday May 20, 2024 3:19 pm PDT by
Microsoft is going all in on AI, today introducing a series of Copilot+ PCs that have AI-focused hardware. The new Surface Pro is one of the first Copilot+ PCs, equipped with Qualcomm's Arm-based Snapdragon X Elite processor. Microsoft is already pitting the Surface Pro against Apple's M3 MacBook Air, and in marketing materials, claims that the Surface Pro has superior processing power and...
iOS 17

iOS 17.5 Bug May Also Resurface Deleted Photos on Wiped, Sold Devices [Updated]

Friday May 17, 2024 12:24 pm PDT by
A bug in iOS 17.5 is apparently causing photos that have been deleted to reappear, and the issue seems to impact even iPhones and iPads that have been erased and sold off to other people. A Reddit user wiped an iPad following Apple's guidelines in September of 2023 before selling it off to a friend. That friend updated the iPad to iPadOS 17.5 this week, and began seeing the Reddit user's old ...
iphone se 4 modified flag edges

When to Expect the Next iPhone SE to Launch

Friday May 17, 2024 2:03 pm PDT by
It has been over two years since Apple released the third-generation iPhone SE, and rumors continue to surface about a new model. The latest word comes from The Information, which today reported that Apple plans to release a new iPhone SE with a design similar to the standard iPhone 14 in the spring of 2025. If this rumor is accurate, the iPhone SE would finally gain Face ID and a notch...

Top Rated Comments

victorvictoria Avatar
7 months ago
What's the big deal? You apply the latest OS updates to your Mac anyway. Security updates sometimes occur more than once a week. Apple has to build them with an OS pre-installed. Perhaps some exploit or bug was discovered after the thousands of Macs were already in the stores, in sealed boxes, and now needs to be fixed or patched. Why complain? If you want the very latest build on your Mac when you buy it, have it built to order instead of picking one up at the store. Works every time.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Conjurer Avatar
7 months ago

Why not let us get macOS Snow Leopard instead? The best OS Apple ever made on their brand new Apple M3 Macs.
We want real desktop OS on desktop Macs, not iPad/iPhone OS on desktop Macs.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Think|Different Avatar
7 months ago

Another rushed product. It’s gotta be brutal working on the MacOS and iOS teams.
Don’t feed the trolls, people.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
7 months ago
Well, it’s an expectation these days.

I’m surprised they even had the time to put anything at all on the SSD considering how fast they kicked these out ?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CalMin Avatar
7 months ago
Why is this front page news?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
7 months ago

Another rushed product. It’s gotta be brutal working on the MacOS and iOS teams.
I feel bad for them, imagine being forced to make a new OS every single year!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)