iOS 10.3, released on 27 March 2017, thrust the new file system on a great many unsuspecting users. Apple chose a high risk strategy. Has it paid off?
With APFS, Time Machine underwent major change, to using snapshots to determine what to back up, rather than FSEvents. How well has this worked?
When is macOS like a city? Or an Impressionist sketch? Could it ever become free of noticeable bugs?
Eighteen new apps for free download – it hasn’t been a bad year. But Apple needs to fix its App Store, as well as delivering new iMacs and the Mac Pro in 2019. And did I mention security?
Don’t just throw it in a box and send it off: what happens if its internal storage is replaced or wiped? What about protecting sensitive files? Does a T2 chip make this difficult?
More work to be done before your migration is fully complete: check your workflows, key security settings, disk health, licensing, backups.
The simplest and best way, when it works. But have you considered migrating from a Time Machine backup instead, and what if it doesn’t work when setting up?
Should you leave the Migration Assistant to set your new Mac up? Will it work if the Mac has a T2? What are your options?
Migration is pain: you can spread it out over days or weeks, or get it over with in a much shorter period. Moving your Time Machine backups also requires great care.
Adds support for local snapshot statistics, Dark Mode, fixes a bug, and is now notarized for your added security.