Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Release Date Rumors & News

Parallels desktop for mac 10 released

Updated May 22nd, 2015: We’ve just begun tracking the latest release date news and rumors from the upcoming Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac so be sure to check it out!

Updated August 20th, 2014: Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac has just been officially released! If you are an existing Parallels customer, you can pick up the upgrade immediately at If you are a new customer, then you can pre-order your copy today as it’s scheduled to be released on August 26th. If you just purchased version 9, you may qualify for a free upgrade to version 10.

So what’s new in Parallels Desktop 10? See the full list of new features and improvements in Parallels 10.

Looking for a good deal on Parallels 10? Then be sure to check out our main Parallels coupons and deals page for all of the latest offers.

Updated August 19th, 2014: With Parallels Desktop for Mac 10 expected to be released any day now, we are now in the free upgrade window for those who buy Parallels 9; If you pick up version 9 between now and the release of version 10 at, you’ll automatically receive the free upgrade to version 10 once it’s released. The policy has also extended to their authorized resellers in the past so it’s the best time to grab a good deal on the  outgoing versions. Here are more details about the free upgrade offer.

Updated July 31st, 2014: With Apple’s OS X Yosemite set to launch in September, you can expect to see Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac to come just around the the same time (the beta version is already out and available to those on their beta program). The last few years of Parallels Desktop for Mac release dates have been very predictable and we don’t expect to see any changes this time around – Watch for Parallels 10 to be announced at the beginning of September. If you’re interested in begging notified the moment it’s released then be sure to sign up to our release date notifier list (located at the right side of this page!).

Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac become available on August 20th for upgrades and August 26th for full versions (including retail locations).- Parallels 10 Release Date

Here’s a quick look at the release date cycle history for the past five versions.  Remember, the upgrade discount only goes back two versions so if you’re still running v.7 or older, then you’ll need to buy it at the full price.

  • Parallels 10 – Released on August 20th, 2014.
  • Parallels 9 – This is the current version. Officially released on September 5, 2013.
  • Parallels 9 beta – On August 1, 2013, several of the top Mac influencers were invited to a private Parallels 9 beta to test the new features.
  • Parallels 8 – Released on September 4, 2012.
  • Parallels 7 – Released on September 6, 2011.
  • Parallels 6 – Released on September 14, 2010.
  • Parallels 5 – Released on November 4, 2009.

What happens if I just bought a license before the new one was released?

Parallels as historically offered a free upgrade to newest version if you purchased the previous version up to four weeks before an announced release. Here are more details about the 2014 free upgrade offer and how to qualify. Here’s also a link to the 2013 tech guarantee that specifies last year’s free upgrade policy.

What we would like to see in the next release.

Parallels 9 is arguably the best release yet of the Desktop for Mac series, but it’s not perfect. Besides the obvious – Perfect functionality in OS X Yosemite – In version 10 we hope that they actually remove some things.  Specifically, the extra software installations and advertisements that are added at the time of installation. It was reported by several users that even if you specifically uncheck the applications that you do not want installed, it would still be loaded onto your Mac and started every time you would re-boot (most notably with the free six-month subscription to Parallels Access). Also, we would love to see improved customer support. It seems like ever since Parallels moved their customer support team to India, the quality of help has substantially decreased (especially at the product launch as their team seems unprepared to handle many of the most common support issues). We hope that this time around they will improve training or add more knowledgeable domestic support agents.

What would you like to see improved or changed in Parallels Desktop 10?

Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

  1. August 19, 2014

    Ed Mechem

    It seems like the “Parallels Desktop for Mac Tech Guarantee 2014” (even if unannounced), is now in effect – as of today, Aug. 18 2014.

    I’m using Parallels Desktop 8, and when I I now see this text included in the ‘Service Notification’ window that pops up when I launch the app:

    [… text about Yosemite beta …]
    BONUS: When you upgrade to Parallels Desktop 9 you automatically qualify to get our next version of Parallels Desktop at no additional cost to you.

    Clicking the links in the window take me to the generic product page at and no details about this ‘at no additional cost’ situation are actually spelled out…

    But it would seem that, now that we’re past August 15th, the same situation applies as has in previous years: Pay now for upgrade from PD 8 -> 9, and get a free upgrade to 10 once it’s released.

    • August 19, 2014


      Great tip, Ed! Thanks for sharing the info.

      We also found more details posted about the free upgrade to Parallels 10 and confirmation a by Parallels employees in their official forum.


  2. July 14, 2014


    When are they supposed to support copy/paste vector from windows to mac? They had said that P8 would support it.

  3. May 24, 2014


    Will I be able to upgrade from 8 to 10?

  4. April 16, 2014


    Parallels Desktop 10 went into beta yesterday.

    • April 18, 2014


      Looks like the Parallels beta signup page is still closed for the general public so if the beta is already available, it’s probably an early release only for a select group of early stage testers.

  5. January 25, 2014


    I would like to see the support for allocating more of the Mac RAM & VRAM. I have a new Mac Pro, and I can’t take advantage of even half of the features. (3 GB of VRAM for each of the 2 graphics cards & 64 GB RAM; I can only allocate 1 GB and 16 GB respectively)

  6. August 29, 2013


    Does anyone have a problem with the clock not syncing with Mac time?

  7. August 26, 2013


    oooo can’t wait!

    • July 10, 2014


      I have a concern. I’d like to buy Parallels version 9. But in typical fashion, it is expected that Parallels will upgrade the product in September. Once my free trial is over (11 more days), it is best to just let it expire and pick up once I can get the upgraded price? I had to pay twice for the same software!

      edit: i don’t want to pay twice for the same software….regular retail plus a hefty upgrade price in September. I am just trying to see if there’s any workaround with that issue.

      • July 10, 2014


        Hi Scott,

        The only option is to wait for Parallel’s Tech Guarantee to kick in – In previous years, they would provide all customers who bought their software a free upgrade to the newer version if it was purchased within a certain window prior to the launch. Last year it was about three weeks before starting August 15th (Parallels 9 was release September 5th). We have some more details posted here on what happened last year. We expect the same policy for Parallels Desktop for Mac 10 this year and will add more details here to Software Voucher once it’s announced.


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