Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2019-08 -30

Things are heating up for September release season. We got new betas for iOS and iPadOS 13.0 and macOS Catalina beta7. Surprisingly, there also is a beta for iOS 13.1, which includes some features shown at WWDC, which were removed from the 13.0 beta. While I generally approve of this flexibility, it makes testing confusing and more complex.

We also got a second supplemental update for 10.14.6, fixing some more bugs and security holes. The newest 10.14.6 has the build number 18G95. The silver lining in all this version chaos is, that we will likely not end Mojave on a forked hardware build.

Apple sent out the invitations to the iPhone event on September 10, 10am PDT (19:00 CEST). If previous years can be used as a guide, this could mean the iOS 13.0 release will be on September 13 or 20 and the macOS 10.15.0 Catalina release on September 20 or 27.

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On Scripting OS X

The “Moving to zsh” class on September 6 is now full. Looking forward to seeing you all there! If you missed to sign up for this class, the next “Scripting macOS” beginners’ class on October 30–31 will be updated for Catalina and contain plenty of zsh, as well.

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