Upgrade to Ionic7 cli on Mac

We’ve be using Ionic since version 3 at our organization and are huge fans! I’ve been mostly working on Pop!OS using the latest ionic-cli, but to deploy the iOS version of our app we need to have the latest CLI working on a Mac. I’ve been trying for hours, uninstalling everything including all ionic, node, npm, cordova, capacitor etc and re-installing using npm install @ionic/angular@7, or npm install @ionic/angular@latest and no matter what I try it always installs cli version 5. Anyone encountered something similar? any tips? Thanks!

how are you installing it?
@ionic/angular is not the CLI package, it’s just the angular related code for Ionic Framework, the Ionic CLI package is @ionic/cli