Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2018-04-06

Lot’s of helpful posts by many admins to help with the 10.13.4 update. Thanks to all who share their experiences and knowledge.

There were two big Apple related news items. First Bloomberg had an article which states that Apple is planning to use the their own chips in Macs starting in 2020 (only two years from now). In an odd juxtapostition we also got an update on the progress of the new Mac Prowhich Apple now says will ship in 2019. (I can think of a few ways how this could work out. Some are good and some are… worrying… I may post on this at a later time.)

James Thomson (developer of PCalc (iOS, Mac and AppleTV!) illustrates this wonderfully in this tweet.

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