iOS 13 Compatibility and more!

Addigy is proud to announce compatibility with iOS 13! You can expect your iOS devices that are running iOS 13 from Apple will be managed in the same way as your devices running pre-iOS 13 versions.

With the first of Apple’s new OSs shipping today and the new iPhones becoming available tomorrow, we understand how important it is to be able to ensure you can confidently take care of your end users and customers. And with the new iPadOS shipping “this fall” and macOS Catalina coming “in October”, we are hard at work getting Addigy ready for those releases.

You can now enroll your Catalina and iPadOS test machines into Addigy for testing. Please report via normal channels any problems you encounter during your testing. We have been busy releasing changes in support of Catalina and iPadOS to ensure you’ll be ready to support your fleet when they release.

If you are in Apple’s beta program (Apple Seed or Developer Program) for the OSs you may join the Addigy beta program to get access to the new capabilities in Catalina and iOS 13 as we roll them out in beta testing. Please contact our support team if you’d like access to our beta program.

If you’d like to learn more about some of the changes coming in Catalina take a look at this post.

macOS Catalina: How to Say Goodbye to 32-bit

It’s a Security Thing

32-bit apps are limited in how much memory they can access and require more overhead to run, leading to worse performance than 64-bit apps can provide.

32-bit apps will not run on Catalina. Period.

And that’s a good thing! 32-bit apps can’t leverage the power and sophistication of 64-bit processors or all the memory available in the equipment. Plus, they can’t take advantage of the security enhancements continually be added to macOS.

There’s a finite number of 32-bit apps in the wild. Most apps have been upgrading code and incorporating the new features and functionality provided by 64-bit architecture, all while maintaining security compliance with macOS releases. In fact, Apple began requiring all apps in the App Store to support 64-bit in 2018.

Who’s This Going to Impact?

When Catalina’s here and a certain app won’t work because it’s 32-bit, two people are going to feel it: The end-user and you, the IT admin.

But let’s take a step back from that pain point because we’re not there just yet. Everything is testable. With a quick inventory of your environment, you have the visibility to see which apps are still on 32-bit. From there, you can explore conversations with those vendors to understand if and when they will incorporate 64-bit. Or, you can find a replacement for those apps and run it by your users before making a switch.

We’re Ready. Wait…Are We?

When Catalina ships, apps using 32-bit code won’t work—plain and simple. Seeing your environment and testing within it will always be the name of the game. Today it’s 32-bit apps. Tomorrow you’ll be ready and tackling something new.

Learn More About macOS Catalina

Register for the live webinar on Thursday, September 5 for three things to know before Catalina’s arrival.