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
|Version||Codename||Darwin version||Processor support||Application support||Kernel||Date announced||Release date||Most recent version|
|Rhapsody Developer Release||Grail1Z4 / Titan1U||32-bit PowerPC||32-bit PowerPC||32-bit||7 January, 1997||31 August, 1997||DR2 (14May, 1998)|
|Mac OS X Server 1.0||Hera||Unknown||16 March, 1999||1.2v3 (27 October, 2000)|
|Mac OS X Developer Preview||Unknown||11, May, 1998||16 March, 1999||DP4 (5 April, 2000)|
|Mac OS X Public Beta||Kodiak||1.2.1||15 May, 2000||13 September, 2000||N/A|
|Mac OS X 10.0||Cheetah||1.3.1||9 January, 2001||24March, 2001||10.0.4 (22 June, 2001)|
|Mac OS X 10.1||Puma||1.4.1 / 5||18 July, 2001||25 September, 2001||10.1.5 (6 June, 2002)|
|Mac OS X 10.2||Jaguar||6||32/64-bit PowerPC||6 May, 2002||24 August, 2002||10.2.8 (3 October, 2003)|
|Mac OS X 10.3||Panther||7||32/64-bit PowerPC||23 June, 2003||24 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, 2004||29 April, 2005||10.4.11 (14 November, 2007)|
|Mac OS X 10.5||Leopard||9||32/64-bit PowerPC and Intel||26 June, 2006||26 October, 2007||10.5.8 (5 August, 2009)|
|Mac OS X 10.6||Snow Leopard||10||32/64-bit Intel||32/64-bit Intel|
|32/64-bit||9 June, 2008||28 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, 2010||2 July, 2011||10.7.5 (19 September, 2012)|
|OS X 10.8||Mountain Lion||12||64-bit||February 16, 2012||25 July, 2012||10.8.5 (12F45) (3 October, 2013)|
|OS X 10.9||Mavericks||13||10 June, 2013||22 October, 2013||10.9.5 (13F1112) (18 September, 2014)|
|OS X 10.10||Yosemite||14||2 June, 2014||16 October, 2014||10.10.5 (14F27) (13 August, 2015)|
|OS X 10.11||El Capitan||15||8 June, 2015||30 September, 2015||10.11.6 (15G31) (18 July, 2016)|
|macOS 10.12||Sierra||16||13 June, 2016||20 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|
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 XS Max
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
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.
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)
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.
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 Netflix.app 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.