MacOS Mojave Release Date: Fall
macOS Mojave 10.14 may be the most hotly anticipated Mac OS system software release in quite some time, thanks largely to the beautiful new Dark Mode interface option, along with various convenient features that are set to improve the Mac computing experience, from desktop Stacks, to dynamic wallpapers, a handful of new apps from the iOS world like News, Voice Memos, and Stocks, group FaceTime, improved security and privacy, and more.
The anticipation for macOS Mojave has a lot of Mac users wondering when the new system software version will be released, and wondering when the macOS Mojave release date is.
Well if you’re wondering when exactly macOS Mojave will be released, there’s some good news and some less good news; the good news is it will be released this year, the less good news is that outside of Apple nobody knows the exact release date of Mojave quite yet.
MacOS Mojave Release Date: Fall
What Apple has said is that MacOS Mojave will be available in the fall of this year, and it will be available to be installed on any MacOS Mojave compatible Mac.
Specifically, Apple has offered the following statement on their MacOS Mojave press release; “macOS Mojave will be available this fall as a free software update”. That’s all well and good, but it’s not quite precise.
But not having a precise release date yet is not unprecedented by any means, and that actually follows the same general timeline offered by Apple almost every year when a new operating system is released. Usually the next big version is announced at WWDC in the summer, and a fall release date is set for the public release version. So while the anticipation may be making users impatient, the vague release date of macOS Mojave is in line with typical operating system announcements, including the equally vague fall 2018 release date of iOS 12.
If you’re too impatient to wait, then there are a few options available to Mac users. The developer beta of macOS Mojave can be downloaded now, and a public beta of macOS Mojave is also going to be available to download and install as well. The only requirements for running beta system software on a Mac is tolerance for a buggier system that is actively under development, a good backup routine, and of course macOS Mojave supported hardware from the compatible Macs list.
Will we eventually see a precise macOS Mojave release date? Almost certainly yes, though it’s unclear when we will know. Apple often announces the exact release date of system software during the unveiling of new hardware, so it’s conceivable that Apple will announce the MacOS 10.14 Mojave release date during the launch of a new line of hardware, whether it’s an updated iPhone, updated MacBook Pro hardware, new iPads, or similar, though it’s also possible that Apple could more quietly announce the release date in a press release on their website.
Fall of 2018 may sound far away but it’s really not. The official start to fall is September 22, so it’s a good bet that the release will be sometime in that latter week of September, the month of October, or perhaps even in November or December… until then have some patience, as the payoff will surely be worth it with the gorgeous new Dark Mode and new features in the upcoming Mac system software.