October is often a little quieter, but we usually have the new version of macOS and even some new Macs to look forward to. This year, the release of macOS arrived in early September, and the release of new Macs is in question.
We’ll still get some interesting OS updates, new Apple TV+ shows, and Apple Arcade games, but it could very well be that all of the year’s big releases are behind us and we shouldn’t expect another big drop from Apple until the end. Spring 2024! Here’s what we expect from Apple in October 2023.
New hardware versions
With rumors of a new M3 chip on the way, we’re gearing up for a second Apple event in October focused on the Mac. However, recent rumors suggest that Apple has no plans to hold an event, although there may still be “a few press releases” . according to LeaksApplePro on X (formerly Twitter). This probably means that Apple has some new products to launch before the end of the year:
Mac M3: Apple was previously rumored to release the first of its M3-based Macs in October. This could include an updated iMac with M3 and processor and MacBook Air with M3, and no major changes beyond the processors are expected. But recent rumors have doubled down on that, with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo saying not to expect iPads or Macs with M3 chips at all this year.
iPad mini7: The most recent entries by a Seventh generation iPad mini they still say it will arrive this fall. Without many other products to announce and no major new features aside from an updated processor, it’s likely this would be released straight to the web with little fanfare.
AirPods: We don’t know what Apple is planning for AirPods and AirPods Max, both of which still have Lightning ports. After the USB-C case arrived for the AirPods Pro alongside the iPhone 15, Apple will likely have an update in store soon.
Apps and software updates
All of the year’s big software releases are available, including macOS Somona, which was first released in September 2018.
We’re now at soft-release updates, which are usually pretty substantial for the first few months, as Apple finishes adding all the features promised at WWDC in June that weren’t present in the initial release. x.1 versions of all operating systems entered beta at the end of September and will likely be released to the public in October. Beta testing on the x.2 versions will also likely begin in October.
iOS/iPadOS 17.1: Adds some new Apple Music features, continuing AirDrop transfers over the Internet, and other minor improvements. More may be added before its final release.
macOS Sonoma 14.1: “Favorites” functionality comes to Apple Music, and fixes are available for remote widgets.
Here are the shows, series and movies we plan to release on Apple TV+ in Malaysia. If you want to know what will happen next, check our complete guide to upcoming Apple TV+ content.
Chemistry Lessons: Set in the 1950s, the story follows a woman who dreams of becoming a scientist in a world that requires women to remain housewives. She eventually gets a job hosting a TV cooking show and uses it as a platform to teach science to housewives. October 13th
The pigeon tunnel: It tells the story of former British spy David Cornwell, who wrote under the pseudonym John le Carré. He is the author of famous spy novels such as The spy who came in from the cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The night managerAND The constant gardener. October 20th
The Enfield poltergeist: The chilling true story of the world’s most famous poltergeist case through original audio recordings made inside the house as the events unfolded. October 27
Apple releases new games on Apple Arcade on Fridays, but not every Friday is marked by a new game or significant update. Check ours Apple Arcade FAQ for a full list of Apple Arcade games and more details about the service. Some games are released without warning, but several projects are often listed in the Coming Soon section.
We will update this section as soon as the October Arcade games are listed.