Some M3 MacBook Pros are shipping with… macOS Ventura?

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Apple’s M3 MacBook Pro started arriving on buyer’s doorsteps today, but instead of joy and excitement, some users received a bundle of confusion. As noted by ZONEofTECH, a tech-based YouTube channel, some machines aren’t shipping with the latest software.

Over on X (formerly Twitter), Daniel Rotar posts that he got a 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro (yay!) but oddly, it has macOS 13.5 Ventura, a version macOS that shipped in July before being replaced by Sonoma in September (boo!). To make matters worse, he’s not allowed to upgrade to Sonoma (double boo!) due to compatibility confusion with the two versions.

Ok, here’s something weird.

Our M3 MacBook Pro shipped with Ventura and can’t seem to update to Sonoma at all. Version not compatible.

Our M3 Pro MacBook Pro shipped with Sonoma.

Did anyone else get an M3 that shipped with Ventura? pic.twitter.com/me0kLZjk6f

— Daniel (@ZONEofTECH) November 7, 2023

The good news: they got an M3 Pro MacBook Pro and it came with Sonoma (yay!). Apple’s new MacBook Pro and the iMac should come with Sonoma 14.1, which was released prior to these new Macs, but other new Macs, such as the MacBook Air, may not have 14.1 installed, since it’s possible it was produced prior to the update being released.

It’s very odd that Ventura was installed during the production process. Usually new devices released during a new software release are unable to install older versions. However, the issue appears to be have affected more than one user, with Nacookan on X responding with a similar situation with an M3 Pro MacBook Pro. In their case, they had to allow public beta updates in order to get Sonoma installed. But if that doesn’t work, this looks like a case that requires a visit to an Apple Store Genius—unless you just want to stick with Ventura.

Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (M3, 2023)



Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (M3 Pro, 2023)



Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (M3 Max, 2023)



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Apple’s M3 MacBook Pro started arriving on buyer’s doorsteps today, but instead of joy and excitement, some users received a bundle of confusion. As noted by ZONEofTECH, a tech-based YouTube channel, some machines aren’t shipping with the latest software.

Over on X (formerly Twitter), Daniel Rotar posts that he got a 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro (yay!) but oddly, it has macOS 13.5 Ventura, a version macOS that shipped in July before being replaced by Sonoma in September (boo!). To make matters worse, he’s not allowed to upgrade to Sonoma (double boo!) due to compatibility confusion with the two versions.

Ok, here’s something weird. Our M3 MacBook Pro shipped with Ventura and can’t seem to update to Sonoma at all. Version not compatible. Our M3 Pro MacBook Pro shipped with Sonoma. Did anyone else get an M3 that shipped with Ventura? pic.twitter.com/me0kLZjk6f— Daniel (@ZONEofTECH) November 7, 2023

The good news: they got an M3 Pro MacBook Pro and it came with Sonoma (yay!). Apple’s new MacBook Pro and the iMac should come with Sonoma 14.1, which was released prior to these new Macs, but other new Macs, such as the MacBook Air, may not have 14.1 installed, since it’s possible it was produced prior to the update being released.

It’s very odd that Ventura was installed during the production process. Usually new devices released during a new software release are unable to install older versions. However, the issue appears to be have affected more than one user, with Nacookan on X responding with a similar situation with an M3 Pro MacBook Pro. In their case, they had to allow public beta updates in order to get Sonoma installed. But if that doesn’t work, this looks like a case that requires a visit to an Apple Store Genius—unless you just want to stick with Ventura.

Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (M3, 2023)

Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (M3 Pro, 2023)

Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (M3 Max, 2023)

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