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macOS is a mature operating system, even so macOS Catalina has a slew of new features including iPad apps on the Mac, the ability to use your iPad with your Mac with a new feature called SideCar, and changes to apps like Photos, Notes, and Safari.

Also covered is the the breakup of iTunes into three separate apps, Music, TV, and Podcasts. The iOS feature Screen Time to help you manage your time in front of all of your screens is now available on macOS. Notes, Photos, and Safari have all seen some changes which will be helpful to users.

macOS Catalina has made tremendous leaps forward for those who may not be able to use a mouse with the new Voice Control features which go way beyond

For Server Administrators we discuss the changes around the Volume Purchase Program (VPP) and Device Enrollment Program (DEP) and how they are being folded into Apple School Manager and Apple Business Manager. We also tackle the payload changes as well as a big change with the command line and even some changes to the Apple File System (APFS).

Developers will have some big changes with Swift 5 and the all new SwiftUI and Combine frameworks. We also look at the improvements to Xcode, Diffable Sources, Natural Language Framework, Notarization changes, and Core Data and CloudKit changes.

If you use macOS, there is something for you in macOS Catalina for Users, Administrators, and Developers.

iPad Air Availability for November 12th, 2020 (Early Morning)


Here is the iPad Air availability for the early morning of November 12th, 2020.

The biggest change is that there are now differences in model availability. Most models will ship between November 24th to November 30th, while the 256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular models all have a December 3rd to December 8th ship date.

If you are looking to get an iPad Air for the holidays, place your order now.

Changes for Apple

  • Wi-Fi Only – 64GB Space Gray iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi Only – 256GB Space Gray iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi Only – 64GB Silver iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 4 – Dec 9
  • Wi-Fi Only – 256GB Silver iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi Only – 64GB Rose Gold iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi Only – 256GB Rose Gold iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi Only – 64GB Green iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi Only – 256GB Green iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi Only – 64GB Sky Blue iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi Only – 256GB Sky Blue iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Space Gray iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Space Gray iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 3 – Dec 8
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Silver iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 3 – Dec 8
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Silver iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 3 – Dec 8
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Rose Gold iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Rose Gold iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 3 – Dec 8
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Green iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Green iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 3 – Dec 8
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 64GB Sky Blue iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Nov 24 – Nov 30
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB Sky Blue iPad Air has changed from 7-10 business days to Dec 3 – Dec 8

iPad Air

Wi-Fi Only 64GB 256GB
Space Gray Nov 24 – Nov 30 Nov 24 – Nov 30
Silver Dec 4 – Dec 9 Nov 24 – Nov 30
Rose Gold Nov 24 – Nov 30 Nov 24 – Nov 30
Green Nov 24 – Nov 30 Nov 24 – Nov 30
Sky Blue Nov 24 – Nov 30 Nov 24 – Nov 30
Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB 256GB
Space Gray Nov 24 – Nov 30 Dec 3 – Dec 8
Silver Dec 3 – Dec 8 Dec 3 – Dec 8
Rose Gold Nov 24 – Nov 30 Dec 3 – Dec 8
Green Nov 24 – Nov 30 Dec 3 – Dec 8
Sky Blue Nov 24 – Nov 30 Dec 3 – Dec 8