Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2019-09-13

New iPhones! New Apple Watch! Even a new entry level iPad! The Apple iPhone event delivered mostly within expectations. I am not going to link all the detailed posts, you can go to Apple’s Newsroom for the official details.

We got release dates for iOS 13 (Sep 19), iOS 13.1 (Sep 30), iPadOS (Sep 30, unclear if this is iPadOS 13.0 or 13.1, but likely the latter) and macOS 10.15 Catalina (a vague ‘October’). (Check this MacStories post with all the dates, including hardware and services.)

So, there are a few extra weeks this year to test and prepare for the next macOS upgrade. It’ll be a busy fall either way. Make the most of it: Test, prepare, file bugs and feedback!

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News and Opinion

macOS 10.15 Catalina and iOS 13

MacAdmins on Twitter

  • Eric Holtam: “Notice: Do not try and restore BridgeOS on a machine running a beta OS with Configurator 2. Configurator doesn’t allow backward updates to previous BridgeOS versions and ”bricks“ the machine. ‘AMRestoreErrorDomain error 79 – backwards update not allowed: 17P50541b -> 16PXXX)’ ”
  • William Smith: “UltraThin Updates take 2: For tomorrow’s Microsoft Office for Mac update, Microsoft AutoUpdate will use UltraThin updates to move 16.28 > 16.29. Should be around 176 MB to update all of Office.”

Bugs and Security

Support and HowTos

Updates and Releases

To Watch

To Listen


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