Span Between Final Cut Pro
Full Number Updates
When Apple releases Final Cut Pro full number updates, (10.x) they typically are full of new features. The exception being FCP 10.5 which took three years and had few features.
For the last ten years, the average time span between FCP full number updates averaged 19 months.
We are currently at 23 months since 10.6 was released in October 2021.
Here's the span breakdown:
FCP 10.1 - December 19, 2013 to
FCP 10.2 - April 2015 at NAB
FCP 10.3 - October 28 2016 MBP Event - the day before the Final Cut Pro Creative Summit
FCP 10.4 - November 2017 previewed at the Final Cut Pro Creative Summit, released December 17, 2017
FCP 10.5 - November 12th, 2020 Apple Mac event with the first Apple silicon M1 Macs
FCP 10.6 - October 18th, 2021 Apple Mac event with M1 14" and 16" MacBook Pros
23 months and counting