How often does Apple typically update MacOS?

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  1. gogreen1 macrumors regular

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    I'm relatively new to Mac. I just updated to Mojave 10.14. How often does Apple typically update MacOS? Can anyone say about when Apple might release a Mojave update?
     
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  3. gogreen1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Major upgrades have been happening yearly. However minor updates tend to happen every 2-3 months or so.
     
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    you will likely see 10.14.1 later this month or early Nov.
    10.14.2 will be out in early-mid December.
    10.14.3 late Jan
    10.14.4 march/April
    10.14.5 - late may/early June
    10.14.6 - in July

    10.15 will be out late Sept 2019.
     
  7. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    There are upgrades that happen every year (generally announced in September, shipping in October). Sierra 10.12, High Sierra 10.13, Mojave 10.14, etc.

    Then there are updates that happen every few months for bug fixes and whenever necessary for more serious security issues (Security Updates). These are named 10.14.1, 10.14.2, 10.14.3, etc. and they rarely contain new features.
     
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    Thanks, oatman13, Butteryscrollin, and MacGizmo.
     
  9. dogslobber macrumors 68040

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    Yearly but Apple also release about half a dozen Service Packs over the year to fix all the bugs.
     
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    Used to be every couple years, but they switched to once a year.
    Since then the updates have been buggier, as coders are under a tight timeline.
     
  11. LogicalApex macrumors regular

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    I thought June at WWDC was when you'd get IOS and MacOS upgrades announced and developers get a chance to test them alongside public betas leading up to September when new iPhones are announced and IOS and MacOS updates start shipping.
     
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  13. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    Yes. That is correct. But those are BETA versions. I presume that the OP isn't referring to beta software–otherwise he probably wouldn't need to ask.
     
  14. saudor macrumors 6502a

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    But that’s when they are announced though and actually show up on the apple site
     
  15. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    He didn't ask when they update their website. He asked when the OS is updated.
     
  16. saudor macrumors 6502a

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    Like you said they are “shipping” and “updated” in October but they are “announced” in June. Not September.
     
  17. MacGizmo macrumors 65816

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    Are you going to keep arguing this, or just accept that he (and you) are wrong and leave it be already?
     
  18. saudor macrumors 6502a

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    macOS Mojave (/moʊˈhɑːvi, mə-/ mo-HAH-vee) (version 10.14) is the fifteenth major release of macOS, Apple Inc.'s desktop operating system for Macintosh computers. The successor to macOS High Sierra, it was announced at the WWDC 2018, on June 4, 2018,[6][7] and was released to the public on September 24, 2018.[1]

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacOS_Mojave

    macOS High Sierra (version 10.13) is the fourteenth major release of macOS, Apple Inc.'s desktop operating system for Macintoshcomputers. The successor to macOS Sierra, it was announced at the WWDC 2017 on June 5, 2017, and it was released on September 25, 2017.[3]



    Nope. We are both correct. You are wrong on both accounts actually. it’s released in september
     

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