It took a while, but Apple today announced when consumers will be able to get started with iPadOS 16.1 and macOS Ventura. The two operating systems will be available starting Oct. 24, 2022.
In addition to introducing the new software, Apple is also dropping the M2 iPad Pro, tenth-generation iPad and the Apple TV 4K today.
macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16.1
During WWDC 2022, we were briefly introduced to them: macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16. Unfortunately, it took some time for Apple to actually bring the operating systems to market. One reason for this was the introduction of Stage Manager: a nifty new feature.
Stage Manager on the iPad (Image: Apple)
macOS Ventura is available on the following Mac models starting Oct. 24:
Mac (mid 2017)
iMac Pro (late 2017)
MacBook Air (late 2018)
MacBook Air (2019)
MacBook Air (2020)
MacBook Air (2022)
MacBook Pro (end of 2017)
MacBook Pro (2018)
MacBook Pro (2019)
MacBook Pro (2020)
MacBook Pro (2021)
MacBook Pro (2022)
Mac Pro (2019)
Mac Mini (end of 2018)
Mac Mini (2020)
MacBook (mid 2017)
Mac Studio (2022)
iPadOS 16.1 is available for download on these tablets as of Oct. 14:
iPad Pro (all models)
iPad Air (third-generation or newer)
iPad (fifth-generation or newer)
iPad mini (fifth-generation or newer)
Wondering exactly what macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 have to offer you? In this article, we’ll tell you all about the software for your Mac. In the article below, we’ll update you on exactly everything the system for your iPad has to offer:
Apple’s new products
As mentioned, the introduction of macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 is accompanied by the arrival of a number of new products. For example, this afternoon we were introduced to the new M2 iPad Pro, the tenth-generation iPad and the brand new Apple TV 4K.
Whereas the former can certainly be called a minor upgrade, Apple is taking a bigger approach with the tenth-generation iPad. The American company is providing the entry-level model with a delightful facelift so that it fully fits into the line of tablets it now handles.
The Apple TV 4K also got some upgrades, but you can read all about that in the article below.