Apple announces macOS 13 Ventura and iPadOS 16 release dates

Continuity Camera running on macOS Ventura
(Image credit: Apple)

It's official. Apple has finally told us when to expect the iPadOS 16 and macOS 13 Ventura updates for iPad and Mac, respectively. The company has revealed it will launch iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura on October 24. 

Apple announced macOS 13 Ventura and iPadOS 16 in June alongside the recently released iOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 updates for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, respectively. 

Hero image of iPadOS 16

(Image credit: Apple)

Two updates, one significant

Of the two software updates set to arrive next week, iPadOS 16 is perhaps the most significant. It offers expanded Live Text and Family Sharing features and important tweaks for Photos, Mail, Messages, and News. For select iPad Pro users, there's also Stage Manager, which offers a new twist on app organization and access. 

Over on macOS 13 Ventura, Apple is also adding Stage Manager (for all Ventura-supported devices), Clock and Weather apps, Handoff in FaceTime, and more. There's also an update to Continuity Camera. 

Typically, the latest macOS version arrives a few weeks after the newest iOS and iPadOS update. This year, however, iPadOS was delayed. 

Apple has just unveiled its brand new iPad, iPad Pro with M2, and a new Apple TV 4K all debuting in October. The new 10th-generation iPad features an all-new design, new processor, and an expensive new price tag. 

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.

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