June was a huge month for Apple, with lots of announcements and new products coming out of WWDC. We’ve received new developer betas of this fall’s OS updates and our first glimpse of the M2 processor in the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro.
July will build on that excitement with the first public betas of iOS 16, macOS Ventura and everything in between, as well as the real showcase of the M2: the new MacBook Air. Here’s what we expect from Apple in July 2022.
Update at 10:35 a.m. ET:Added information about the presumed release date of the MacBook Air.
Macbook Air M2
The only major hardware release we’re expecting from Apple in July is the new MacBook Air. But what an outing it should be! The new M2 processor at the core could be the less exciting improvement. There’s an all-new design that ditches the wedge shape but is still as thin and light as ever, new Midnight and Starlight colors, a bigger screen with thinner bezels and a much-improved 1080p webcam, new built-in speakers and microphones, and MagSafe charging.
The new MacBook Air starts at $1,199, and Apple has yet to give an exact release date, saying only that it will arrive in July. However, the latest rumors suggest he will arrive on July 15. We think demand will quickly outstrip supply, so be ready to pre-order right away if you want one.
Apps and software updates
When Apple showed off its fall OS updates at WWDC in June, it said we could expect developer betas immediately, followed by public betas in July. As June draws to a close, we still don’t have a definite release date, but expect it to arrive during the week of July 11 – the third developer beta tracked. soon after by the first public betas, which are expected to be essentially identical releases.
iOS 16: iOS 16 brings some great new features, and you’ll have a chance to try it out in July. Here’s how to join the iOS beta.
iPadOS 16: iPadOS 16 mostly mirrors iOS updates, but the new Stage Manager feature (exclusive to M1 iPads) is a big deal.
watch OS 9: watchOS 9 brings improvements to sleep tracking, fitness features, and watch faces.
tvOS 16: Although tvOS 16 doesn’t bring many new features, it will still be updated this fall to stay in line with Apple’s other operating systems.
macOS 13 Ventura: Highlights of macOS 13 include Continuity Camera, Weather and Clock, Stage Manager, and many app updates. Here’s how to get the macOS Ventura beta.
In addition to the iOS 16 betas, those who are not interested in testing advanced versions of Apple’s operating systems are also likely to get a release in July. iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, tvOS 15.6, watchOS 8.7, and macOS 12.5 have had several betas and are likely very close to the final public release. These releases mostly contain bug fixes and security updates.
Here are the shows, series, and movies we plan to release on Apple TV+ in July. This month leans heavily on children’s programming. If you want to know what’s coming next, check out our full guide to upcoming Apple TV+ content.
Black bird : Jimmy Keene is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum security prison, but makes a deal to enter a maximum security prison for insane felons and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall, to get a confession and know the location of the bodies of his victims. July 8
Duck & Goose: A preschool animated series based on the New York Times Tad Hills bestselling books. July 8
Try (season 3): The eight-episode third season picks up with Nikki and Jason waking up as new parents to two children they are still getting to know. Now they just have to keep them, which turns out to be trickier than they initially thought. 22nd of July
Best foot forward: Based on the book Just Don’t Fall by real-life Paralympian Josh Sundquist, the live-action series follows 12-year-old Josh Dubin as he transitions from homeschooling to public school. 22nd of July
Surface: As Sophie embarks on a quest to piece together the pieces of her life after a brain injury left her with memory loss, and begins to wonder if the truth she’s being told is actually the truth… she lived. July 29
Amber brown: Based on Paula Danziger’s bestselling book series, amber brown is an unfiltered look at a girl who finds her voice through art and music in the wake of her parents’ divorce. July 29
Apple launches new games on Apple Arcade on Fridays, but not all Friday is marked by a new game or an important update. See our Apple Arcade FAQ for a full list of Apple Arcade games and more service details. Many games release without notice, but you’ll often see multiple projects listed in the Coming Soon section. Here’s what you’ll find in the Coming Soon section for July:
My Bowling 3D+: iWare’s hit bowling game since 2012. July, 1st
Samorost 3+: A bizarre puzzle platformer about a curious space gnome with a magic flute, first released in 2016. July 8
Subway Surfers Tag: A new game based on the Tag Team mode of the original Subway surfers. July 15th
HERO: A tower defense deck building game with both single-player and head-to-head campaigns. 22nd of July
Kingdom Rush Revenge TD+: First released in 2018, this is the latest addition to Ironhide’s popular Kingdom Rush line of tower defense games. July 29