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New MacBook Pros! With T2 chips!

The new features, improved RAM and SSD capacity, keyboard (!) and screens are all nice and interesting. Even more remarkable is that Apple mentions the T2 chip in the headline.

Of course, the T2 chip means, that like the iMac Pro, the 2018 MacBook Pros will not NetBoot (at all) or boot from external devices (without going through a convoluted setup process).

So far, it was possible to downgrade 2017 MacBook Pros to Sierra and keep using the same imaging procedures as before. Now, Apple has now moved their flagship Mac model to the new architecture.

If you do not have an installation based deployment based workflow prepared yet, it is high time to get one in place. I explain what you can do and some examples of how you can do it in my new book: “macOS Installation for Apple Administrators” (sample chapter here).

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