Apple is releasing iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 14 on September 16
What you need to know
- Apple just announced that it has a ton of new software landing tomorrow, September 16.
- That means iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 will all arrive tomorrow.
- There's no word on macOS Big Sur yet, though.
Apple just wrapped up its September special event and it dropped a bombshell at the end. It's making a ton of software available to the public tomorrow – September 16.
As of tomorrow, everyone will be able to download iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 to their devices without dealing with betas. These are the final, fleshed out updates and bring with them all of the hot new features we heard about during WWDC back in June.
Apple also confirmed that all of the new hardware it announced today – Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, iPad Air (2020), and iPad 8 will ship with the updates pre-installed as well.
All of these updates have been working their way through Apple's developer and public beta programs, with Apple clearly of the mind that they're ready for prime time. All eyes will be on tomorrow's releases to see whether that's really the case or not.
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
Hopefully iOS 14 won't be the horrible, buggy mess that 13 was.