June 26 Meeting

What’s Coming from Apple this Fall, by George Wilde

The first week of June featured Apple’s annual weeklong World Wide Developers Conference with more than 100 presentations aimed at the over 1000 developers attending the conference. However, the first morning of this conference featured an Apple Keynote Address announcing significant software updates coming to all Apple devices this fall.

I will be presenting a top level overview of what Apple publicly announced that may affect SBAMUG members, including the major new features of iOS 13, iPadOS 13 (yes, iPad now has an OS of its own), macOS 10.15 Catalina – the successor to macOS Mojave, watchOS 6, tvOS 13, and changes to HomePod, and CarPlay. During my presentation I will indicate what devices each of the updates work with. However, just because you can upgrade to the new software, should you? This is particularly a good question to ask regarding macOS Catalina, because many of your older Apps may not run on it. Catalina is no longer compatible with 32-bit Apps and includes security and privacy features that may require changes to some other Apps. I will discuss how you can identify all of your existing 32-bit Apps to ascertain what potential problems you may have.

Subscriptions to computer software and services has become a major source of income in the computer industry. Apple is introducing several new subscription services in addition to the several subscription services that Apple already has. You will have to pay monthly or yearly fees to use these new services. I will discuss the subscription services that Apple currently has as well as those it will be offering in the near future.

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