Monday, December 14, 2020

macOS 11.1

Juli Clover:

There were no major new features discovered in the update during the beta testing period, but according to Apple’s release notes, the new software adds support for AirPods Max, introduces a new Apple TV+ tab[…]

It reportedly fixes lots of problems, especially with Rosetta, so I would definitely update from macOS 11.0.x. If you’re still on Catalina, I don’t think this is the release you’ve been waiting for. There are still data loss and rules bugs in Mail, none of the various other bugs I’ve filed have been fixed yet, SuperDuper isn’t available, etc.

The downloadable update is not yet available but should eventually be here.

See also: Mr. Macintosh, Howard Oakley.

Update (2020-12-14): Mr. Macintosh:

Apple has added the Mac-189A3D4F975D5FFC BoardID for the 2013 & 2014 13" MacBook Pro’s back to the 11.1 distribution file. This means that Apple has found the issue and you can install Big Sur again!


Update (2020-12-16): Howard Oakley:

There appear to be firmware updates for all compatible Macs, and with concurrent security updates to Catalina and Mojave, this looks to have brought these versions in line for all models which have been updated in this round.


There’s a long list of security fixes, over 50 in total, with audio, FontParser, and ImageIO bugs particularly numerous, although there are only two kernel vulnerabilities which have been fixed.

Update (2021-01-04): Victor Vrantchan:

Under certain conditions, macOS 11.0.1 and macOS 11.1 hosts are requesting the update server send the 11.0.1 update, instead of requesting the next available one. The server rejects this update as it’s already either installed or older.

See also: Mike Peterson.

3 Comments RSS · Twitter

Thanks. I guess I will wait for a little longer.

Thanks for the information. I was about to pull the trigger but I'll wait until 11.2

Oh well. That mail bug irks me, this is why I’ve been skipping Kakalina. Still on 10.14.6 and missing my reminders b/c my iPhone is on iOS 14 already 🙄 Thanks for the information!

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