June was a great month for Apple, with many announcements and new products emerging from WWDC. We have new developer betas of this fall’s operating system updates and our first look at 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 all the rest, along with the real showcase of the M2: the new MacBook Air. Here’s what we expect Apple to deliver in July 2022.
Update 10:35 a.m. ET:Added information about the MacBook Air release date rumors.
M2 MacBook Air
The only major hardware release we expect from Apple in July is the new MacBook Air. But what a liberation it should be! The new M2 processor at its heart may just be the least exciting improvement. There’s an all-new design that drops the wedge shape but is still as thin and light as ever, new Midnight and Starlight colors, a larger display with thinner bezels and a notch, vastly improved 1080p webcam, new speakers and microphones, and MagSafe charging.
The new MacBook Air starts at $1,199 and Apple hasn’t given an exact release date yet, but only says it will be coming in July. However, the latest rumors suggest that it will arrive on July 15. We suspect demand will soon outstrip supply, so be ready to book right away if you want one.
Apps and software updates
When Apple introduced its fall OS updates at WWDC in June, they 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 specific release date, but we expect it to arrive the week of July 11 – the third developer beta, soon followed by the first public betas, which should be essentially identical builds.
iOS16: iOS 16 brings some great new features and you’ll get a chance to try it out in July. Here’s how to join the iOS beta.
iPad OS 16: iPadOS 16 mirrors iOS updates for the most part, but the new Stage Manager feature (exclusive to M1 iPads) is a pretty big deal.
look OS 9: watchOS 9 brings improvements to sleep tracking, fitness features, and watch faces.
tvOS 16: While tvOS 16 doesn’t offer 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 apps, Stage Manager, and numerous app updates. Here’s how to get the macOS Ventura beta.
In addition to the iOS 16 betas, the ones that are not those interested in testing advanced versions of Apple’s operating systems are also likely to release in July. iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, tvOS 15.6, watchOS 8.7, and macOS 12.5 have had several beta releases and are likely very close to final public release. These releases usually only contain bug fixes and security updates.
Here are the shows, series, and movies we expect to release on Apple TV+ in July. This month relies heavily on children’s programming. To find out 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 the criminally insane and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall, in order to get a confession and to determine the location of the bodies of his victims. 8 July
Duck & Goose: A preschool animated series based on the New York Times Tad Hills bestselling books. 8 July
Try (season 3): The eight-episode third season continues with Nikki and Jason waking up as new parents to two children they are still getting to know. Now all they have to do is hold them, which turns out to be more difficult than they initially thought. July 22
Best foot forward: Based on real-life Paralympic athlete Josh Sundquist’s book Just Don’t Fall, the live-action series follows 12-year-old Josh Dubin as he goes from homeschool to public school. July 22
Surface: Sophie embarks on a quest to put the pieces of her life back together after a traumatic head injury that left her with amnesia, and begins to question whether the truth she is being told is really 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 releases new games for Apple Arcade on Friday, but not each Friday is dominated by a new game or important update. Check out our Apple Arcade FAQ for a full list of Apple Arcade games and more information about the service. Many games are released without warning, but you will often see various projects appearing in the Coming Soon section. Here’s what you’ll find in the Coming Soon section for July:
My Bowling 3D+: iWare’s 2012 hit bowling game. July 1st
Samoros 3+: A strange platform and puzzle game about a curious space gnome with a magic flute, first released in 2016. 8 July
Subway Surfers Tag: A new game based on the original’s Tag Team mode Subway Surfers† July 15
heroic: A tower defense deck building game featuring both single-player story campaigns and face-to-face play. July 22
Kingdom Rush Vengeance TD+: First released in 2018, this is the latest in Ironhide’s popular Kingdom Rush series of tower defense games. July 29