New M3 MacBook Air Models to Have Day-One macOS Update

The new MacBook Air models that are set to be released tomorrow will have a day-one update, according to MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris.

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Both the 13.6-inch and 15.3-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ models that are set to launch tomorrow are running a special build of macOS Sonoma 14.3, with a version number of 23D2057.

Users will be prompted to update to ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.4 tomorrow, as the software saw a public release today. Given the timing of the software's launch and the debut of the new ‌MacBook Air‌ models, Apple was not able to get the ‌macOS Sonoma‌ 14.4 update installed on them.

Apple's M3 ‌MacBook Air‌ models are priced starting at $1099 for the 13-inch version and $1299 for the 15-inch version. Customers who pre-ordered will receive their machines on March 8, which is also when the new ‌MacBook Air‌ models will be available in Apple retail locations.

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Top Rated Comments

coolfactor Avatar
5 weeks ago

Apple's M3 ‌MacBook Air‌ models are priced starting at $1099 for the 13-inch version and $1299 for the 15-inch version.
USD. Not Canadian. Not Yen. Not Mexican Pesos.

Here's to hoping that MacRumors can eventually learn to extend a bit more courtesy to non-US readers by actually mentioning the currency.
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DaveN Avatar
5 weeks ago
For all the whiners who will diss the day one update. I remember in the 1980s when I was the computer guy in my unit at an Air Force Base. I wasn’t designated as an IT employee but since I was a recent college grad with engineering degrees and computer experience, I was the guy. When we would order a computer it would come in parts. We had a choice. Either I could set it up or we could wait a few months for the IT unit to come and set it up. So I did it. I had to insert the boards, insert ram chips for anything above the base ram. Boot the computer, install the operating system floppy disk by floppy disk and there were lots of them. Then install other programs as needed. So be happy computers update over the network these days. It really is far simpler these days.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fuzzball84 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Almost every day there is an update to the OS or Apps I have on any of my products... its not a bad thing... but it just makes me laugh when I remember the days when people would complain about Microsoft and the number of updates for windows.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sippincider Avatar
5 weeks ago

So be happy computers update over the network these days.
Once got a Windows modem, which required one to go online and download drivers to use the modem...

THAT was a Day-One update. ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bLackjackj Avatar
5 weeks ago

Here's to hoping that MacRumors can eventually learn to extend a bit more courtesy to non-US readers by actually mentioning the currency.
@MacRumors, we have all been asking for a long time. Please simply put $US in front of your listed pricing in any articles.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jclardy Avatar
5 weeks ago
Day one update release notes:
- Adds second display support when lid is closed so marketing has a bullet point to launch with
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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