Weekly News Summary for Admins — 2022-06-10

WWDC! As usual, we get the previews and betas for the upcoming systems from Apple. Monterey seemed to be a some what quieter “tok”, to Big Sur’s “tik” release, mostly focusing on consolidation and stability. macOS Ventura, iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 look like substantive “tik” releases, full of new features and behaviors.


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AppleSeed for IT has two documents, the “macOS 13 beta 1 Release Notes” and “What’s new for Enterprise and Education” which also full of useful information for Apple Admins, only some of which was covered in the sessions relevant for admins. (Which I list below.)

Lots to process and test. There will be much feedback to file. Spin up those test devices and VMs!

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News and Opinion

macOS Ventura and iOS 16

Reactions

Interesting WWDC Sessions for Admins

macOS and iOS Updates

Social Media

  • Mr. Macintosh: “macOS Ventura hardware support MASSACRE! ☠️ Dropped Mac Hardware: 2015-2016 MacBook Pro, 2015-2017 MacBook Air, 2016 12″ MacBook, 2014 Mac mini, 2013 Mac Pro, 2015 iMac”
  • mikeymikey: “Crucial design considerations for macOS apps with regards to LaunchDaemons, LaunchAgents, and LoginItems. New APIs, design recommendations, and more with macOS Ventura
  • Mr. Macintosh: “Confirmed by @khronokernel on March 8th Apple is following a new Model ID format: DeviceID – Model ID – Description (Product ID); J413AP = Mac14,2 – MacBook Air (M2, 2022); J493AP = Mac14,7 – MacBook Pro (13-inch, M2, 2022)” (All new Macs now get a Model ID of MacXX,Y.)
  • Bart Reardon: “Two sides of #WWDC22 : Developers: ‘Shiny!’ Admins: ‘WTF DID YOU BREAK'”
  • Rosyna Keller: “Main new news is that notarization submissions via altool and via the app distribution workflow for non-Mac App Store apps in Xcode 13.x and earlier are deprecated (and slower) and are walking into the sunset in Fall of 2023” (Thread)
  • John C. Welch: “I honestly think custom, complex, customer created workflows that aren’t created by devs for devs is going to be dead in the Apple world outside of companies like MS and Adobe that can just build that into their apps. Like in two years.” (Thread)
  • mikeymikey: “There are important implementation changes with macOS 13 with regards to underlying components used routinely in non-consumer managed environments, such as SMB and SCEP For details regarding this, please sign in with AppleSeed for IT and read the IT macOS 13 Beta 1 Release Notes”

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