Apple Os 11 Should You Upgrade?
Todd Simpson
Oct 15 2020, 03:42 AM
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Apple just came out and said that the new version of the APPLE OS is going to drop soon. It's got a lot of hype behind it (It's 64 Bit Only among other things) and should have some very handy things for music people. However, as mentioned in this video, before you upgrade your OS (mac or pc) you should check every vendor web page for gear you use in music and make sure that they have a new driver/app/etc. that is compatible with OS 11. Make sure that your gear/software is compatible with OS 11. Don't just assume it will work. It can easily stop all of your music production in it's tracks. I'd say give it a bit of time no matter what. Usually, the first patch of the upgraded OS fixes a lot of things that got broken during the upgrade. if you have AUTOMATIC UPDATES turned on on your computer, TURN IT OFF smile.gif Automatic updates Win/Mac can kill your music production. You just turn on your rig and bam, you can't record music/video/etc. due to an incompatibility related to the update.

ANYONE PLANNING ON UPDATING??



So what is new in OS 11????


Sadly, a lot of cosmetic upgrades seem to be on deck. It looks a LOT more like the mobile version of the Mac OS (which makes sense as Apple are going to merge Mobile and Desktop, more on that below) . Yup, your laptop/desktop is about to feel a lot like your iphone smile.gif This is something we knew was coming as mobile is where apple makes most of their money and they have been moving that direction for quite some time. Here are 11 changes to expect.



WHO SHOULD NOT UPGRADE?

Easy. Anyone using the ADOBE in the CS6 suite or earlier, should NOT upgrade. The new Mac os is 64 Bit Code Only. So all of the older adobe apps will probably just stop working. Also, many of your 32 bit plugins will stop working. This is the big cutoff that people have seen coming for years now. It's finally here. So before you take the plunge, do some research. Maybe even install on a cloned drive to test things out. It can save you a lot of time.

ALSO, your MAC itself may not be compatible with the new OS. They are finally cutting off support for Macbooks/Macs that were built before 2013. The list of which macs ARE compatible with Big Sure is a short list. Here it is. If your mac is not on this list, it will have issues running Big Sur, if will run at all.

2015 and later MacBook.
2013 and later MacBook Air.
2013 and later MacBook Pro.
2014 and later Mac mini.
2014 and later iMac.
2017 and later iMac Pro.
2013 and later Mac Pro.


You see, APPLE is moving towards making their own CPU chips! So this is the first MAC OS that is built to run on hardware that is not available for purchase yet! Yup. They are planning on everyone switching over to new Mac machines that are no longer using INTEL based chips. The chips will be proprietary and closer to chips you'd find in a mobile device. Again not shocking as Apple has been moving toward mobile for years now. So even if you have a compatible mac, if you install Big Sur, your Mac may feel slow/sluggish because everything going on has to be translated in software to run on INTEL chips in the first place. So your late model machine will instantly feel a bit like an older machine. It's no wonder that older apps can't run on Big Sur. Big Sur is merging with IOS. So eventually, any MOBILE app will run on your Mac Laptop/Desktop. Yup. There will be essentially no distinction between mobile and desktop. Developers can develop for IOS and then run it on any Apple branded product whether it's a phone/tablet/laptop/desktop. Until the new apple chips become available, every mac that this runs on is going to feel a big pokey. The new Mac computers with Apple proprietary Chips (ARM based chips similar to what is in your iphone). Apple talked about a "2 year transition period" during the roll out of the new ARM based macs. During this time, we will still see INTEL chips in Mac computers. We may see Intel chips for years. However, they are trying to move to ARM chips and get rid of Intel Chips as soon as it's practical.

Here is a video about the big transition in question.




This article was very helpful in writing this piece.
https://blog.conradchavez.com/2020/10/06/ma...-software-work/

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Oct 15 2020, 09:11 AM
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A friend of mine who's really into computers sold his mac about a month ago. He makes music for games, released an album few days ago; https://open.spotify.com/album/6xAvyEwy99V7...7goQJW0_8OXTl40

Anyway, he uses both mac and pc and told me he'll likely buy a new mac around 1 to 1.5 years later.

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I have a friend who's an apple fan boy he bought top of the range mac book about 5 years ago and says the current specs aren't that different enough that it's worth 'upgrading'

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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Oct 15 2020, 12:31 PM) *
I have a friend who's an apple fan boy he bought top of the range mac book about 5 years ago and says the current specs aren't that different enough that it's worth 'upgrading'


The negative expectations will happen when developers start coding in new ios language.

Big Sur as far as I understand is the first ios being capable of running 2 languages but currently all programs are coded for the old. So there will be a long transition period and during that, a system running 2 different languages is expected to have performance issue's though Apple is sending messages this won't be a big issue....we'll see...

So indeed your friends mac may be cool for the hardware, we don't know how well that intel chip will run arm programs on the long run.

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The current intel based macs are not that different from the older intel ones, mostly faster video cards. This post is about uprading the operating system more than the hardware. This new OS is not going to run as fast on intel chips.

The upcoming Apple Chips will replace Intel chips in all macs. At that point, the mac laptop will run the same basic operating sytem as the IPHONE. They are merging mobile and destkop in to one platform. smile.gif Fun eh?

QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Oct 15 2020, 08:31 AM) *
I have a friend who's an apple fan boy he bought top of the range mac book about 5 years ago and says the current specs aren't that different enough that it's worth 'upgrading'



Big negative hit to performance imho. The new OS is really meant to run on hardware that we don't have yet. IT has to run everything through translation software so with the new os, everything will seem a bit slower on the current hardware.

QUOTE (Mertay @ Oct 15 2020, 02:55 PM) *
The negative expectations will happen when developers start coding in new ios language.

Big Sur as far as I understand is the first ios being capable of running 2 languages but currently all programs are coded for the old. So there will be a long transition period and during that, a system running 2 different languages is expected to have performance issue's though Apple is sending messages this won't be a big issue....we'll see...

So indeed your friends mac may be cool for the hardware, we don't know how well that intel chip will run arm programs on the long run.

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