This Monday, Apple has released the final version of macOS 10.14 – macOS 10.14.6. This update is seen as the late update for the Mojave version before macOS 10.15 Catalina which is expected to be released sometime this fall.
MacOS 10.14.6, No Big Surprises
But while it was considered as a “major update” mostly because of the number “.4”, it’s not! Based on the release notes from Apple, macOS 10.14.6 mostly contain maintenance updates, fixes for bugs, and patching up security vulnerabilities. Unless of course there are hidden features which Apple did not publish and want to surprise its users.
Here’s the complete release note from Apple:
- Makes downloaded issues available in the My Magazines section of Apple News+, both online and offline.
- Adds all publications in Apple News+, including newspapers, to the catalog at the top of the News+ feed.
- Adds the ability to clear downloaded magazine issues in Apple News+ by choosing History > Clear > Clear All.
- Addresses an issue which prevents the creation of a new Boot Camp partition on iMac and Mac mini with Fusion Drive.
- Resolves an issue that may cause a hang during a restart.
- Resolves a graphics issue that may occur when waking from sleep.
- Fixes an issue that may cause a fullscreen video to appear black on Mac mini.
- Improves file-sharing reliability over SMB.
- Addresses an issue where file-sharing connections would potentially drop.
- Improves the compatibility of Xsan clients when accessing volumes that use 1K or larger LUN sector sizes.
If your device is not configured to automatic updates, the latest update can be downloaded by going to “System Preferences” from a Mac’s Apple menu and then clicking on “Software Update.”
The macOS 10.15 Catalina
While a lot of tech analysts see this update as a dry, maintenance codes needed to improve the stability and reliability of your Mac, it remains recommended for all users to download. However, what’s giving excitement to a lot of people is that since this is reportedly the last release for the macOS 10.14 Mojave, it means also another thing – macOS 15 Catalina.
According to sources close to Apple, the Catalina version will bring some major changes for Mac users. For instance, it will discontinue the use of iTunes in favor of Music, TV, and Podcasts. It is also said that the upcoming macOS version will overhaul existing apps such as Photos, Reminders, and Notes.
In addition, iPad users will be able to use the tablet as a secondary display. What’s very much worthy about macOS 10.15 is that people with disabilities will be able to control the device purely through voice.
We’ll bring you more updates on the upcoming macOS 10.15 Catalina, so stay tuned.
Source: Apple Support