New macOS Catalina is coming

Yes, Apple is very much on track releasing a new macOS once a year. This time, coming macOS is named after Santa Catalina Island which is located in southern California.

Most likely, final version is available for general public September or October, 2019.

You can find “New features” from the following link


macOS Catalina is compatible with many machines from 2012 and later, though there are some exceptions. Catalina runs on all of the same Mac that were able to run macOS Mojave, with the exception of the mid-2010 and mid-2012 Mac Pro models, which will not be getting the update.

2015 MacBook and later
2012 iMac and later
2012 MacBook Air and later
2017 iMac Pro and later
2012 MacBook Pro and later
2013 Mac Pro and later
2012 Mac mini and later

macOS relrease history

Mac OS X, OS X, and macOS version information
Darwin version
Processor support
Application support
Date announced
Release date
Most recent version
Rhapsody Developer Release Grail1Z4 / Titan1U
32-bit PowerPC
32-bit PowerPC
7 January, 1997
31 August, 1997 DR2 (14May, 1998)
Mac OS X Server 1.0 Hera
16 March, 1999 1.2v3 (27 October, 2000)
Mac OS X Developer Preview
11, May, 199816 March, 1999 DP4 (5 April, 2000)
Mac OS X Public Beta Kodiak1.2.1
15 May, 200013 September, 2000 N/A
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah 1.3.1
9 January, 200124March, 2001 10.0.4 (22 June, 2001)
Mac OS X 10.1 Puma 1.4.1 / 5
18 July, 200125 September, 2001 10.1.5 (6 June, 2002)
Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar 6
32/64-bit PowerPC6 May, 200224 August, 2002 10.2.8 (3 October, 2003)
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther 7
32/64-bit PowerPC
23 June, 200324 October, 2003 10.3.9 (15 April, 2005)
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger 8
32/64-bit PowerPC and Intel
32/64-bit PowerPC and Intel
4 May, 200429 April, 2005 10.4.11 (14 November, 2007)
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard 9
32/64-bit PowerPC and Intel
26 June, 200626 October, 2007 10.5.8 (5 August, 2009)
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard 10
32/64-bit Intel
32/64-bit Intel
32-bit PowerPC
32/64-bit9 June, 200828 August, 2009 10.6.8 v1.1 (25 July, 2011)
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion 11
64-bit Intel
32/64-bit Intel
20 October, 20102 July, 2011 10.7.5 (19 September, 2012)
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 12
64-bitFebruary 16, 201225 July, 2012
10.8.5 (12F45) (3 October, 2013)
OS X 10.9 Mavericks 13
10 June, 201322 October, 2013 10.9.5 (13F1112) (18 September, 2014)
OS X 10.10 Yosemite 14
2 June, 201416 October, 2014 10.10.5 (14F27) (13 August, 2015)
OS X 10.11 El Capitan 15
8 June, 201530 September, 2015 10.11.6 (15G31) (18 July, 2016)
macOS 10.12 Sierra 16
13 June, 201620 September, 2016 10.12.6 (16G29) (19 July, 2017)
macOS 10.13 High Sierra 17
5 June, 2017 25 September, 2017 10.13.6 (17G65) (9 July, 2018)
macOS 10.14 Mojave 18
4 June, 2018 24 September, 2018 10.14.4 (18E226) (25 March, 2019)
macOS 10.15 Catalina Unknown
64-bit Intel
3 June, 2019 Autumn 2019 N/A

Source: Wiki

As a new macOS Catalina is coming soon, iOS 13 and iPad OS are also knocking on the door.

New iPadOS is up soon

As for the newly renamed iPadOS, it’ll be coming to the following iPad devices:
iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
iPad Pro (11-inch)
iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
iPad (sixth generation)
iPad (fifth generation)
iPad mini (fifth generation)
iPad mini 4.

New iOS 13 is around the corner

Which iOS devices support iOS 13?
Here’s a list of all the supported devices, just so you can double check whether your iPhone or iPod touch will be able to run iOS 13 ahead of it going live.

iPhone XR
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone X
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 8
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE
iPod touch 7th generation

How to survive having old Apple device

So, today’s last topic is how to survive having old apple device where Apple is now dropping support.  As new Apple OS is coming up, Apple want you to upgrade your old device to a new one but the old device is working perfectly fine – if you are happy for general usage (email, web browsing, Facetime etc.) and would not mind you cannot run some newer applications.

Recently, I got 1st generation of iPad Mini (16GB) running iOS 9.35 – cannot be updated to the later version of iOS. Soon realised I could not download many applications from Apple App store where minimum iOS requirement is iOS version 10 or later.

If you search the net, there are tow ways to solve the issue.

1st one

Download iTunes version 12.65 for PC where this is the last version of iTunes can download application from Apple App Store. (Mac version, PC 32bit and 64bit version are available on the page)

iTunes ver 12.65 download page link

Install iTunes ver 12.65 on your Mac or PC,  connect old Apple device such as iPad, iPad Mini and download applications from Apple App store on iPad or iPad Mini. Applications cannot be installed because of minimum iOS requirement. Delete the application from iPad or iPad Mini then redownload from iPad Mini. This time, the last compatible version of the application will be downloaded to iPad Mini.

This method did not work for me.

2nd one

You must have another iOS device running at least iOS 10 (preferabley iOS 12). Download applications from Apple App store and install them. On your iPad Mini running iOS 9.35, login to iCloud using your Apple ID and Password. Then your App download history will be shared. Download desired applications on your old iPad Mini form Apple App store. This time Apple allows you to download the last compatible version (if available).

This is much easier and sure way to get those applications from Apple App Store on your old Apple device.  It worked for me without any issues.  Now, Netflix is working on my iPad Mini where the most recent Apple App store listed requires minimum of iOS 11.  Google Chrome is also running as well as a
few other App I need.  It’s a waste to through away perfectly working old Apple device.  Don’t you think so?

So, if you require support for your apple devices (Sydney CBD, Sydney North Shore – particularly in Chatswood, Roseville, Lindfield, Killara, Gordon, Pymble, Turramurra, Wahroonga, Warrawee, Hornsby, Macquarie Park and St Ives area) please contact Harry 0417 424 909.  Or refer to our Service page.

Your comments are welcome (subject to moderation).  Nickname is allowed for comment posting, however, you must provide a valid e-mail address (will not to be displayed).  If you fill out Website box, website address will be linked on your name appeared on the comment.  As regard to the treatment of your e-mail address, please refer to ACE PRIVACY POLICY.