Apple announces Special Event with focus on new Macs – Scary fast. Event will take place online on October 30 at 5:00pm PT.
It is expected that Apple will unveil new Macs built on M3 chip.
Apple Developer: Watch the special Apple Event
Apple continues beta testing of upcoming updates. This time beta 2 is released for iOS/iPadOS 17.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1, watchOS 10.1 and tvOS 17.1. Xcode 15.1 beta 1 is available too. Apple also releases SDK and visionOS simulator beta 4.
Warning! Development for visionOS now requires Apple Silicon Macs!
iOS 17.1 beta 2 adds more settings for StandBy widgets. macOS Sonoma 14.1 beta 2 adds warranty information to system settings pane.
watchOS 10.1 beta 2 adds support for Double Tap gesture for Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2.
Beta download: Operating Systems
Reports show that Windows 10 end of support in 2025 could actually benefit Mac marketshare.
Kandji's Apple in the Enterprise Report shows that majority (more than 90%) of IT professionals praise Apple device deployment in the workplace and this delivers business advantage. Other findings include:
TechInsight's Global Shipment Report, China accounted for 24% of all iPhone shipments in Q2 2023, while the U.S. market accounted for 21%.
Omdia's report highlights that iPhone 14 Pro Max is best selling model overall.
Kandji: Apple in the Enterprise Report
Report does not differentiate on Intel vs Apple Silicon Macs, however, it is safe to assume that Apple SIlicon contributes significantly in increasing marketshare for Apple computers.
StatCounter: Desktop Operating System Market Share Worldwide
IDC reports Mac shipments growth of 10.3% year over year in Q2 2023. Other brands such as Lenovo, HP and Dell see declines. Overall, market fell 13.4%.
Pandemic PC and Macs are over. IDC report highlights significant drop in computer hardware sales.
While Mac see 40.5% decline in shipments, Apple's marketshare is improved from 7.2% to 8.6%.
Microsoft announces support for running Windows on Apple Silicon Macs with Parallels software.
Some limitations still apply – Microsoft does not support running Windows Subsystem for Android, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows Sandbox and Virtualization-based Security when Windows 11 is running in virtualized environment.
Apple Watch Series 2 introduced in 2016 now considered as vintage product by Apple. That means that these devices will not receive proper authorized repairs and are considered no longer supported by Apple.
Also, several Mac models are marked as obsolete.
New OS releases mean that some of older devices are left behind. This is true for iOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS 13 Ventura.
iOS 16 will not be available for iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and original iPhone SE.
iPadOS 16 will be provided for:
watchOS 9 leaves Apple Watch Series 3 behind. Which is a bit strange since Series 3 are still sold by Apple as entry-level model.
macOS 13 Ventura also drops support for several older Macs. Currently supported are:
Apple hosted Peek performance special event. During the presentation there were couple of important announces.