|Client Alert #31 Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite
Please read this entire alert!
On Tuesday afternoon Apple released the latest version of their operating system for Macintosh computers. Dubbed “Yosemite”, OS X 10.10 is touted as having dozens of new, exciting features. As before, Apple is offering the operating system for free through the online App Store. Here at Call Andy! headquarters, we’ve already installed Yosemite on various systems for testing and we're closely watching the web for reactions and impressions.
In the meantime, as always, we're recommending that you take a more conservative approach. While many of your existing apps will probably run just fine in Yosemite, it’s important to verify that the critical applications you rely on everyday are going to work before upgrading. More importantly, many of the new features are tied to your Apple ID and iCloud account.
During installation, you will be asked a to make a series of decisions related to these features. Choosing the wrong answer to these questions can have dire consequences for you and your data. So, despite the relative ease of installation, we recommend that all clients refrain from upgrading to OS X Yosemite at this time.
We’ll be sending a followup message to this alert on November 15, if not sooner, with an update of our recommendations. Until then, sit back, be patient, and consider some of Apple’s additional announcements…
Exciting New Hardware!
Along with the excitement of announcing OS X Yosemite, Apple spent a great deal of time showing off some exciting new hardware:
- iPad Air 2:
- It’s even thinner than before, has a brand new, super-fast processor, and now comes with Touch ID!
- iPad mini 3:
- Still sporting the amazing Retina display, this beauty now comes with the fantastic Touch ID sensor.
- Mac mini:
- Updated for 2014: Faster than ever before. Featuring two Thunderbolt 2 ports
All of these new machines are packed with Apple’s legendary quality and attention to detail. If you’re in the market for some new hardware, or are starting to make your holiday shopping list, please give us a call and we’ll help you decide on the best option for your needs.
As always, thank you for your continued reliance on us as your Mac IT resource.