Apple has issued the first major update to macOS Sonoma since its launch, with the public now able to update their hardware to macOS 14.1.
The update to macOS Sonoma 14.1 arrives less than a month after the release of the milestone version of the operating system on September 26.
While the main milestone release is usually the one where Apple includes the bulk of its feature changes to an operating system, the first .1 release usually includes features that didn't quite make it. Some features do surface, just not in the same quantity as the larger release.
For macOS Sonoma 14.1, the betas uncovered a few changes in the Music app, such as the new way to "Favorite" songs. System Settings also gains a Coverage section, which is used to check the status of AppleCare+.
Simultaneously, Apple also rolled out macOS Monterey 12.7.1, and macOS Ventura 13.6.1.
Users who want to manually update their Mac instead of waiting for an automatic update can do so by clicking the Apple icon in the main menu, selecting System Settings, clicking on General, then Software Update, and lastly the update itself.
By the nature of updates, it is usually advised to ensure there are sufficient backups available before proceeding with the update.