A few M3 MacBook Pro and iMac owners have complained that they can’t update to macOS Sonoma wirelessly on its brand-new devices. It appears that the M3-powered computers are using a beta build of macOS Ventura 13.5. Users now see a notification stating their Mac is up to date when they attempt to upgrade.
It’s still unknown how prevalent the problem is at this stage. Notably, macOS Sonoma is included in the box of some M3 MacBook Pro and iMac models. Nevertheless, a lot of people who are having trouble with it have expressed their dissatisfaction on online message boards and Twitter. It also seems that updating through the App Store is a dead end, as customers are met with the following message: The requested version of macOS is not available. Please verify that this software is compatible with your Mac.
It’s interesting to note that macOS Ventura 13.5 was first made available in July. Apple has since issued a number of software updates. Given this, MacRumors surmises that Apple probably started storing the M3-equipped 14-inch MacBook Pro a few months back.
There exists a workaround that you should investigate if you’re determined to update to macOS Sonoma as soon as possible. You can manually update to macOS Sonoma by using Apple’s Install Assistant package. Here’s the download link for it.
Similarly, it’s a shame that Apple left the entry-level storage on its new iMac series unchanged. As I expressed a few days ago, 256GB of storage on entry-level computers is insufficient for modern computers. Furthermore, considering how frequently people these days work with 4K videos and high-resolution photographs, even while solid-state drives are undoubtedly more expensive, it’s quite quick to use up that storage.