Sickness and progress on Apple software

I’ve been having a shocker of a winter this year where I have gotten sick twice – not just ‘sniffle, sniffle, cough, cough’ but both times really crippling sickness where I have been not only having a runny nose, sore throat, coughing up phlegm but the inability to focus with a clear mind, maintain my balance when on my scooter. Normally I would soldier on and get on with life but this past winter has really taken the stuffing out of me – maybe I’m just getting older but then again the weather has been colder than past winters where tonight the temperature has gotten down to 8°C overnight where as at this stage I was hoping that things would have started to warm up already.

Beta 8 of 10.13, iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4.0 has been released although it appears that there is still a lot of work that is still on going in hammering out the last major bugs but that being said however the release date could be anywhere from 20 September through to mid to late October depending on the progress. APFS seems to be a bit of a challenge to get right when it comes to the conversion process but that being said I tend to be a bit paranoid/old school where I tend to favour wiping the slate clean and starting with a freshly formatted storage device. There are two known issues that have stood out for quite some time:

  • HDD-only Macs cannot be converted to APFS.
  • Some iMacs with 3TB Fusion drives and BootCamp may be unsupported for use with APFS.

Such limitations have been noted over several beta releases which make me wonder whether known issues that’ll be resolved in a future release or a known issue that won’t be resolved because of technological limitations or if it is enabled that there is significant performance or reliability issues.

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