We remember that this version not compatible with the same as Big SurSo regardless of what date Monterey ends up arriving, you won’t be able to install it if you don’t have one of these devices:
- iMac Pro
- iMac from 2015 onwards
- Mac Pro from 2013 onwards
- Mac mini mid-2014 onwards
- Macbook pro early 2015 onwards
- MacBook Air early 2015 onwards
- Macbook from the beginning of 2016 onwards
It might not arrive until October
Although it is true that traditionally the versions of macOS arrived at the same time as the corresponding ones for iPhone, iPad and company, this has not happened in the last two years. At this moment macOS Monterey is still in beta, while the rest of Apple’s operating systems have already launched their RC (Release Candidate) which, except for surprise, will be identical to the final version that is released next Monday.
Looking back, in 2019 macOS Catalina was launched in October, while in 2020 it took until November to see macOS Big Sur. Probably these changes respond to a greater use by Apple in optimizing its systems for Mac, thus extending development time. And although for Monterey there is still no confirmation beyond that it will arrive “in the fall”, we can already intuit that it will not arrive this September, except for surprise.
Will the pair arrive with the new Macs?
Precisely in October a new Apple event is expected that would focus on presenting new Macs. Specifically, there is talk of MacBook Pro redesigned in 14 and 16-inch sizes with M1X processor, this being an evolution of the already known M1 originally launched at the end of the last year. A possible intermediate version between the Mac mini and the Mac Pro with this processor also enters the pools.
While it is true that these presentations should not be linked to one hundred percent with the final version of Monterey, it is likely that Apple wants to reserve the operating system to launch all the news together. In fact, it is more than likely that in the final version of this version some reference to the new Macs, so launching it before presenting them could be a chore for Apple and that is why they prefer to wait.
Be that as it may, we will keep an eye on any clue that sheds a little more light on the matter. At the moment the latest stable version signed by the company is still macOS 11.6, Big Sur version launched this Monday with important fixes in terms of security and performance.