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Apple Releases iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Golden Masters to Developers

Tagbert

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The attention paid to iOS 14 and the Summer's release schedule shows how little Apple seems to care about Mac OS. More and more I get the feeling the desktop is secondary in the Apple scheme of things.
That was more true 3-4 years ago, but you can see a lot more effort within Apple for the Mac since then. They are doing a major revamp of Mac OS with Big Sur and they are migrating their entire Mac line to newer faster processors over the next 2 years. Look for another Mac-focused event in October or November showing this all off.

That seems to show that they do care. Certainly the iPhone is a bigger part of their business but they have not given up on the Mac.
 
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scouser75

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Maybe a silly question, I was on the Beta all along. I updated to last night's release and it's taken up another 4 to 5gb? Is this normal? I'd have thought the new version would have just over written the previous beta - give or take some extra storage!
 
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Billyk711

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I’m still have News widget issues on beta 8. Also, had some apps that were weird sizes. Hoping the GM version fixes those. It’s been a weird beta ”season” for me. Every other beta update broke my News widget.
Apps are up to developer not apple
 
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mariusignorello

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From what I'm reading on twitter, this launch tomorrow caught many developers off-guard.

I'll wait a few days before trying it out because it's likely many of your favourite apps aren't quite ready.
A few of the major ones like 1Password and Parcel released their GM versions their apps so they seem to be ready. I found this quick release to be really odd. The keynote itself was odd as well. It ended rather abruptly, and if I remember there was one not too long ago that ended similarly.
 
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A few of the major ones like 1Password and Parcel released their GM versions their apps so they seem to be ready. I found this quick release to be really odd. The keynote itself was odd as well. It ended rather abruptly, and if I remember there was one not too long ago that ended similarly.
I'm thinking they had other products announcements recorded and just cut them to save for October?
 
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revenantananias

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this is cool, I dig it. have been using it since day one. the translate app, however, might be good for Spanish but the Korean is horrible.
 
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DeepIn2U

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Honestly I think Im the only person that initially liked how Big Sur looked (during the Apple presentation) yet cannot stand how it looks (in 1080P or on 13" MBP).

Can we prevent the update using the Terminal Command ?
sudo /usr/sbin/softwareupdate --ignore "macOS Big Sur"

Looks like the answer maybe no :(
 

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Amazing Iceman

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For the tiny chance the GM is different. It's happened before. (I think it was macOS though, the release version came a few days later, after the weekend IIRC.)
It may be different, but it’s a GM. What I usually do is remove the Beta Profile from my device, so if the released version is different, it will update.
 
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Jgltno

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Maybe a silly question, I was on the Beta all along. I updated to last night's release and it's taken up another 4 to 5gb? Is this normal? I'd have thought the new version would have just over written the previous beta - give or take some extra storage!

yeah I noticed the same thing. I’m thinking it reinstalls the entire operating system again since it’s the GM vs update increment size? Just guessing🧐
 
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scouser75

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yeah I noticed the same thing. I’m thinking it reinstalls the entire operating system again since it’s the GM vs update increment size? Just guessing🧐
I offed it and onned it, and got my 4gb back. Give that a try 👍
 
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Veerasayz

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so should i stop waiting for an update to pop up if i installed the gm? i'm on 18A373 right now, is that the same thing as the official release?

Yes both should be same. I’m also on GM and didn’t receive a new update. But I got update from co-members that both are same.
 
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alexandr

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Yes both should be same. I’m also on GM and didn’t receive a new update. But I got update from co-members that both are same.

cool, 'cause i was beginning to worry) now if they could only make a favorites widget, like the one that existed in ios13...
 
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C DM

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cool, 'cause i was beginning to worry) now if they could only make a favorites widget, like the one that existed in ios13...
As an alternative, at least for now, it seems that you can set up shortcuts and use the shortcuts widget for something like that.
 
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alexandr

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As an alternative, at least for now, it seems that you can set up shortcuts and use the shortcuts widget for something like that.

yes, i've done that)) but it's a bit annoying, as each shortcut is the size of an app.. i've also made siri shortcuts, which i'm actually using a lot more due to the lack of a true widget.
 
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