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iOS 18, Time Bandits, and everything else coming from Apple in July

With WWDC in the rearview mirror, the summer turns to updated beta releases as we march steadily toward September, when we expect all the new operating systems to arrive, along with, of course, new iPhones and Apple Watches. And we’lre also getting an exapansion of the international release of Apple Vision Pro, which launched in several countries in Asia late in June and will arrive in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the U.K. on July 12.

Outside of the availability of Vision Pro in those new regions, all eyes are on iOS 18, macOS 15, and the other betas, which will begin their public beta testing in July. With that in mind, here’s everything we expect from Apple this month.

New hardware releases

July is tradionally a quite month for Apple, though a handful on new products have been released, including the MagSafe Battery Case (2021) and MacBook Air and MacBook Pro updates in 2019. However, with no Apple events on the calendar until September, we’re not expecting much in the way of new hardware this month.

Apps and software updates

The developer beta of iOS 18, macOS Sequoia, watchOS 11, iPadOS 18, and all the other OS updates for this year kicked off on the first day of WWDC in June. At the time, Apple said to expect a public beta in July—our best guess is the 2nd week of July—last year it arrived on Wednesday, July 12—but it could arrive at any time.

Of note is the absence of Apple Intelligence or any of the new Siri features in the current developer beta. Those will launch this fall with a “beta” tag but they are supposed to be available for testing during the summer beta period. Will Apple Intelligence arrive with the public beta this month? Or in an update in a later beta release? Nobody really knows for sure, but we assume Apple is going to want some significant testing time before shipping these features to millions of iPhones, iPads, and Macs in September.

Otherwise, there are a handful of iOS 18 features that won’t be available upon release in September, so you shouldn’t expect to see them as part of the public betas this month, either.


Apple TV+

Here are the shows, series, and movies we expect to release on Apple TV+ in TK. If you want to know what’s coming later, check our full guide to upcoming Apple TV+ content.

Sunny: Suzie is an American woman living in Kyoto, Japan. When her husband and son disappear in a mysterious plane crash, she’s given Sunny, one of a new class of domestic robots made by her husband’s electronics company. They develop an unexpected friendship and uncover the dark truth of what really happened to Suzie’s family. July 10

Me: Follows a 12-year-old kid named Ben who is in the throes of middle school as he adjusts to a newly blended family AND the realization that he has super powers. July 12

Lady in the Lake: Set in 1966, Maddie Schwartz is a Jewish housewife seeking to shed a secret past and reinvent herself as an investigative journalist, and Cleo Johnson is a mother navigating the political underbelly of Black Baltimore while struggling to provide for her family. July 19

Omnivore: Narrated by renowned chef René Redzepi, this global series explores the ingredients that built societies, shaped our beliefs and forever altered the human story. July 19

Time Bandits: An eccentric crew of bandits embark on epic adventures while evil forces threaten their conquests and life as they know it. As the group transports through time and space, the gang stumbles upon fascinating worlds of the distant past while seeking out treasure, depending on 11-year-old Kevin to shed light on each situation. July 24

Women in Blue: Set in 1970 and inspired by true events, “Women in Blue” (“Las Azules”) tells the story of four women who defy the ultraconservative norms of the time and join Mexico’s first female police force, only to discover that their squad is a publicity stunt to distract the media from a brutal serial killer. July 31

Apple Arcade

Apple releases most Apple Arcade games on the first Friday of each month. Check our Apple Arcade FAQ for a full list of Apple Arcade games and more details on the service. Occasionally, games are released with no forewarning, but you’ll usually see next month’s releases listed in the Coming Soon section.

Here are the Apple Arcade games expected to release on July 3:

Outlanders 2: A new and updated version of the charming town-building strategy game.

Zen Koi Pro+: Collect, feed, and discover new koi in this cozy chill koi pond management game.

Punch Kick Duck+: A cartoonish side-scrolling brawler.