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.

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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.

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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)