Why Mojave?

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by 2tallyAwesome, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. 2tallyAwesome macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2007
    My new 2018 MBP shipped with High Sierra, which is what my old 2014 was using. For reference, I was on Yosemite until very recently because I am always reticent to update while working on major projects (I work with music technology, and rely on a lot of third party software and hardware on a daily basis).

    I'm considering just leaving the machine on High Sierra, since I know everything works there. Is there any reason why I should think about moving to Mojave? Is there something I'm missing?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I'm kinda in the same boat with a 2013 MBP running High Sierra
    Not sure I want to make the jump to Mojave and may just hold what I have
    I have no strong desire for dark mode, and my system is stable and works very well for me

    I'm still waiting for some real reason to move forward with this
  3. KRivers macrumors member


    Jun 11, 2012
    The Shire
    After being on Sierra for quite a while I decided to upgrade due to it being a little sluggish, before upgrading to high Sierra I half expecting it to tank and run badly after all the things I heard shortly after it’s launch, but surprisingly it didn’t, it got faster by a noticeable margin, so then 2 weeks later I thought well Mojave’s can’t be that bad then, so upgraded, instant regret. I would hold off if I was you, there is excessive cpu usage, constant hangs, I find that on idle it’s running 20-30c hotter but It will depend on what machine you are running of course, but my experience is the OS is no where near refined enough for even daily normal usage
  4. MSastre macrumors 6502


    Aug 18, 2014
    I have a 2013 rMBP and just upgraded to Mojave 10.14.2 from HS last week. No issues so far and speed seems the same. I still have a HS clone to get back if I do have any problems. I'll know better when I do a video project in FCP X. I'll let ya'll know if there are any issues then.
  5. Black Creek macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2014
    I am in the same boat as you. Coming from a Mid 2014 15" MacBook Pro, updated to a 2018 MacBook Pro 15". It was shipped with 10.13.6 - some version as I was on the 2014. I will stay at HS as long as I can. no Problems at all. Never touch a running system.
  6. Matmania macrumors newbie


    Nov 27, 2018
    MBP 13" 2.9 i7 with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD - upgraded with no issues and running great. Definitely prefer over previous OSes. I waited or 10.14.2 before upgrading so some bugs ironed out.
    Battery life fine. I have opened and closed my MBP on several occasions to do this and that and currently at 9pm I have 37% left.
    All my apps run great.
    Just wanted to pass on that it's not all bad.
  7. Howard2k macrumors 68000


    Mar 10, 2016
    I had some stability issues on High Sierra, and sleep was effectively useless compared to Sierra.

    I did a clean install of Mojave and I haven't had a single crash. Sleep is still broken, but in 10.14.2 it seems to be slightly less broken than 10.14.0, though I haven't properly tested it. Still doesn't seem to be fixed though, so I'm likely still going to be continuing to shut down if I am not using my MacBook for any extended period of time.

    High Sierra was just a dog for me. It had the sleep issues and it was considerably less stable than Sierra. It's certainly possible it's just something in my configuration that was causing that issue with stability on HS, but I'm absolutely not interested in going back to check. Mojave is a night and day improvement for me.

    As well as the significant improvement in stability, the iPad/iPhone camera/scanner integration is a nice touch too (from a document on macOS you can insert a scan of a page using your iPhone, for example).

    Dark Mode is a pass for me.

    For what it's worth, I normally wait for several versions before installing. I waited for 10.13.6 of High Sierra before moving from Sierra. It was so bad, in my experience, that I went to 10.14.0 instead of waiting for 10.14.5 or 10.14.6. Not that it was crashing all the time, but it was less stable than Sierra by far.
  8. tywebb13, Dec 16, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2018

    tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    Mojave will be supported with updates for 1 year longer than for high sierra and 2 years longer than for Sierra.

    El Capitan is not getting security updates or safari updates anymore. I have a 2014 mba which was on El Capitan and could have upgraded it to Sierra, High Sierra or Mojave.

    I chose Mojave because of the length of time it will be supported compared to the others.

    But there is another thing which will probably make me stay with Mojave for a very long time - even after 10.15 and 10.16 are released.

    When I open several of my apps I often see the message “This app will not work with future versions of macOS”.

    This is because Mojave is the last macos to support 32 bit apps as reported by macrumors of June 5 at https://www.macrumors.com/2018/06/05/mojave-last-macos-release-to-support-32-bit-apps/

    Some may argue that the developers should update the apps to 64 bit or be replaced with alternative apps.

    But many of the 32 bit apps have not been updated to 64 bit and so they will be a pain to replace with alternatives.

    I think I will stick with Mojave for a very long time to keep the 32 bit apps running for as long as possible.

    Unless apple change their mind about this macos 10.15 and above will not be an option.

    Ultimately loss of functionality will decide if - or if not I upgrade.

    I fear 10.15 and above will lead to too much loss of functionalty of the 32 bit apps - and new features of 10.15 probably won’t be enough to convince me otherwise.

    Even worse will be macs which ship with 10.15 or above. I fear too that those macs will be LESS functional than my humble old 2014 mba running a whole heap of really cool 32 bit apps - which those newer macs will never be able to run!

    So why Mojave? Basically because it will give maximum functionality for the maximum time.

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