Obviously, September is one of the most important months in the Apple calendar. At its “Far Out” event on September 7, Apple showed off the iPhone 14 line, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and second-generation AirPods Pro. Additionally, we had the release of iOS 16 and watchOS 9.
You might expect October to pale in comparison, but Apple still has a lot to do. There’s still an iPhone 14 to come, and potentially a handful of iPads, Macs, and maybe more. We’re also expecting some very big OS updates, especially since the iPad and Mac are a bit behind the iPhone in getting their big annual update.
Apple still has hardware to release this year. There might be an event in October, or maybe none at all, just a steady stream of press releases and website updates. Here’s what we think will be announced and released in October.
iPhone 14 Plus: The only product we are Of course released in October the iPhone 14 Plus, the 6.7-inch version of the standard iPhone (not Pro). Already available for pre-order, it hits shelves and mailboxes on Friday, October 7.
Mac mini M2: The Mac mini hasn’t been updated since the M1 chip launched in 2020, and for some reason Apple still sells the Intel version as well. It is expected that new models will be on the way with the M2 and M2 Pro, and possibly a slight redesign.
MacBook Pro M2: The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are only a year old, but those M1 Pro and M1 Max chips should get the M2 treatment. Otherwise, laptops should be similar.
Advantages of the iPad M2: The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro still feature the M1 processor. Now that the M2 has been out for months, it’s time to upgrade, which should be coming soon. However, not much about the iPad Pro models is expected to change other than the possible addition of wireless charging.
Apps and software updates
Everyone’s iPhone got a huge upgrade with iOS 16, which was accompanied by watchOS 9 and tvOS 16. But the iPadOS version, which usually arrives at the same time, was skipped – iPadOS 16.1 will be the first release. for this material. It’s not uncommon for macOS to be a little behind on mobile devices, and we expect macOS Ventura to land this month as well.
The iPhone’s first major update, iOS 16.1, will also bring a number of important features this month.
iOS 16.1: The first major iOS update after iOS 16 will add important features, such as Live Activities, improvements to the battery percentage indicator, a “clean power charging” function, support for of the Matter smart home standard (maybe), and more. It’s currently in beta and will likely be released in October.
tvOS 16.1: There aren’t many significant new features in tvOS 16.1, other than perhaps support for the Matter smart home standard, but it will be updated to keep pace with iOS.
iPad OS 16.1: This will be the first public release in the iPadOS 16 cycle – Apple is ignoring iPadOS 16.0. The biggest feature is the new Stage Manager feature, which Apple continues to make major changes to in hopes of getting it into good shape for launch.
upcoming macOS: Also known as macOS 13, “Ventura” brings a bunch of welcome features like using your iPhone as a wireless webcam, Passkey, shared iCloud Photo Library, removing subjects from Photos like on iOS 16, a new Settings app (which needs work), and more. We believe it will launch with iPadOS 16.1.
Here are the shows, series, and movies we plan to release on Apple TV+ in October. If you want to know what’s coming next, check out our full guide to upcoming Apple TV+ content.
Hello Jack! The Show of Kindness: Season 2 of this live-action kids show returns with Jack McBrayer. October 7
Chantaram: A fugitive seeking redemption in 1980s Bombay will do whatever it takes to get it, even if it means letting his past seep into his present. October 14
Ghostwriter (season 3): When a ghost haunts a bookstore and releases fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends work to solve a mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business. Season 3 features an all-new cast. 21st of October
Acapulco (season 2): The second season follows the first season closely, telling the story of 20-year-old Máximo Gallardo, whose dream comes true when he lands his life’s job as a shack boy in the hottest beach resort in Alicante. Acapulco, Las Colinas. 21st of October
Raymond & Ray: A film about two half-brothers living in the shadow of a terrible father. With Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke. 21st of October
Apple releases new games to Apple Arcade on Fridays, but not every Friday has a new game or a major update. See our Apple Arcade FAQ for a full list of Apple Arcade games and more service details. Some games release without notice, but you’ll often see multiple projects listed in the Coming Soon section.
NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition: As it did last year, developer 2K is bringing a mobile version of its popular basketball franchise to Apple Arcade. October 18
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