macOS Sonoma is an excellent update with some really interesting features, and the brand new M3 lineup is getting an exclusive new version.
Don’t be jealous just yet, as you probably won’t need it on older machines. Spotted by Aaronp613 on X (formerly Twitter), current Macs have build number 23B2077, while the M3 MacBook Pro and iMac will launch with build number 23B2073. Since Apple has no reason to make OS-specific software features exclusive at this time, it seems likely that these are minor bug fixes that don’t apply to M1 and M2 Macs.
With features like hardware accelerated ray tracing, mesh shading, and dynamic caching, some of the new additions require special attention from Apple.
We should know more about what fixes this new software update brings as soon as these new Macs become available next week. So if you’ve pre-ordered your own M3 Mac, be sure to update to this latest version as soon as it arrives.
Give it time – iMore’s take
As someone who pre-ordered and received their iPhone 15 Pro Max on day one, I’m accustomed to the quirks that come with new technology. Whether it’s phone overheating due to certain types of usage, screen burn-in (which has since been fixed), or a litany of small OS issues, early adopters get to enjoy the joys and pains of those first few months.
This first exclusive OS update is a good sign that Apple is anticipating any launch issues. However, if you’re one of the early adopters, it’s worth keeping all this in mind.
If you buy now, you’ll have the excitement of getting a new device, but you may have to deal with launch issues. As someone who owns a MacBook Air M1, I feel like the time is approaching for an upgrade, but until I see the M3 Macs in action myself, I’m not there yet.
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