macOS Sonoma Release Date & Time: When is macOS 14 Coming?

At the WWDC event held in June this year, Apple introduced the next iteration of its Mac’s operating system, macOS Sonoma. And now that the polished, stable version of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 have already been released, Mac users around the globe are eagerly waiting for the release of the stable version of macOS Sonoma (macOS 14). While Apple hasn’t announced the macOS Sonoma release time, the Cupertino tech giant is known for releasing its software updates around 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The same was followed in iOS 17.

If you have been wondering at which date and time you will get the macOS Sonoma update, then you are at the right place. In this post, we have listed the macOS Sonoma release time and date for all the major countries. Go ahead and check out when macOS Sonoma will be available for you.

macOS Sonoma Release Date

Apple announced at the Wonderlust event the release of the stable version of the macOS Sonoma will take place on Tuesday, September 26. This is much earlier than what we have seen with past macOS releases, as in the past, the macOS update has only arrived several weeks after the new iOS release.

macOS Sonoma Release Time

Here’s the macOS Sonoma release time in different countries and regions as per the respective time zones. Please note that unless stated otherwise, all the mentioned timings are for Tuesday, 26th September 2023.

  • Alaska: 09:00 a.m. AKDT
  • Australia (Northern Territory): 02:30 a.m. ACST (Wednesday, 27th September)
  • Australia: 3:00 a.m. AEST (Wednesday, 27th September)
  • Belgium: 07:00 p.m. CEST
  • Brazil: 02:00 p.m. BRT
  • Canada: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • China: 1:00 a.m CST (Wednesday, 27th September)
  • France: 07:oo p.m. PDT
  • Germany: 07:00 p.m. CEST
  • India: 10:30 p.m. IST
  • Japan: 2:00 a.m. (Wednesday, 27th September)
  • Russia: 8:00 p.m. MSK
  • Singapore: 01:00 a.m. GST (Wednesday, 27th September)
  • South Africa: 07:00 p.m. SAST
  • United Arab Emirates: 9:00 p.m. GST
  • United Kingdom: 06:30 p.m. BST
  • United States: 10:00 a.m. PST

macOS Sonoma Compatible Macs and MacBooks

We know you’ll be super-excited to install macOS Sonoma on your Macs and MacBooks. Before you move ahead, make sure to check out if you can your Mac is compatible with macOS Sonoma. Any Mac device launched after 2017 will support the latest macOS 14 Sonoma. Here’s a complete list of supported Macs and MacBooks on which you can install macOS Sonoma:

  • iMac Pro (2017)
  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2019) (Intel)
  • iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020) (Intel)
  • iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018) (Intel)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019) (Intel)
  • MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020) (Intel)
  • MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Air (M2, 2022)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) (Intel)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) (Intel)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) (Intel)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) (Intel)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) (Intel)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) (Intel)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) (Intel)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) (Intel)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, M1, 2021)
  • MacBook Pro (14-inch, M1, 2021)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, M2, 2022)
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch, M2, 2023)
  • MacBook Pro (14-inch,M2, 2023)
  • Mac Pro (Rack, 2019)
  • Mac Pro (2019)
  • Mac Pro (M2)
  • Mac Studio
  • Mac mini (2018)
  • Mac mini (M1, 2020)
  • Mac mini (M2, 2023)

So, if you’ve got a macOS Sonoma-compatible Mac or MacBook, you can enjoy new macOS Sonoma features, including desktop widgets, kanban board in Reminder, safari profiles, and more.

Comments 2
  • Aka says:

    could not see any update uae right now??

  • LSE says:

    My custom-built PC has an i7-8xyzz processor.
    Does this processor support MacOS Sonoma in a VMware Workstation 17 Pro VM ?

    Japan date release is wrong

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