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      macOS Sequoia unveiled

      WWDC Keynote, June 10th, 2024. Apple unveiled macOS 15 Sequoia. As usual, 1st beta version was immediately made available to developers and 1st public beta will be available in July with a final release in the fall.     Very little in terms of (exciting) new features in Craig's presentation, apart from iPhone mirroring.     Surprisingly, Sequoia only drops support for 2018/2019 8th gen. Amber Lake MacBookAir8,1/8,2 thereby raising the minimum MacBook Air platform to final 2020 Ice Lake-based MBA9,1. The rest of the supported platforms remain identical to Sonoma so we can kind of thank Apple for the reprieve. Who knows whether Apple will chop it all next year or retain only 10th gen. Comet Lake/Ice Lake models next year in Sequoia's successor?   KBL graphics drivers remain provided so that'll be good news to all owners of Skylake laptops who should all be able to run Sequoia with full acceleration through the SKL graphics patch required since Ventura.   Minimum platform requirements are therefore: iMac19,x (8th gen. Coffee Lake) iMacPro1,1 (Skylake Xeon) MacBookAir9,1 (10th gen. Ice Lake) MacBookPro15,x (8th gen. Coffee Lake) Macmini8,1 (8th gen Coffee Lake) MacPro7,1 (Cacade Lake)
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      macOS Sonoma 14.5 update is out

      Released May 13th, 2024. Build 23F79   Enhancements, bug fixes ans security updates. Safe to install on our Hackintosh platforms. No changes compared to Sonoma 14.4 (see dedicated update article), i.e. no kexts update for wireless services required this time.   Also released at the same time: macOS Ventura Security Update 13.6.7 (Build 22G720) macOS Monterey Security Update 12.7.5 (Build 21H1222)
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      macOS Sonoma 14.4 update is out

      Released Mar 7th, 2024. Build 23E214   Enhancements, bug fixes ans security updates. Safe to install on our Hackintosh platforms. Note that it's important to update wireless kexts IO80211FamilyLegacy + IOSkywalkFamily to new versions tuned for Sonoma 14.4 (kexts used up to 14.3 no longer work). No wifi without those revised kexts. All details are available here in our dedicated thread on the matter.   Also released at the same time: macOS Ventura Security Update 13.6.5 (build 22G621) macOS Monterey Security Update 12.7.4 (build 21H1123)
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      macOS Sonoma is out

      Released Sep 26th, 2023 as announced. Version 14.0, build 23A344 (same as RC2 published Sep 21st).         Sonoma drops official support for Kaby Lake platforms that remained supported in Ventura, Apple raising minimal requirements to Amber Lake and Coffee Lake platforms (with the exception of iMacPro1,1 as in Ventura). However, support for Kaby Lake graphics remain provided with all KBL kexts still present, this in order to ensure support for Amber Lake MacBookAir8,1. By extension, this means that graphics support for Skylake iGPUs can also be retained using those same KBL settings as used in Ventura. For other iGPUs, patches are available through OCLP tool to regain graphics acceleration.   Officially supported Intel platforms are now limited to : iMac19,x (8th gen. Coffee Lake) iMacPro1,1 (Skylake Xeon) MacBookAir8,1 (8th gen. Amber Lake) MacBookPro15,x (8th gen. Coffee Lake) Macmini8,1 (8th gen Coffee Lake) MacPro7,1 (Cacade Lake)   With Sonoma, Apple also dropped official support for what they call "legacy" Broadcom cards that remained supported up to Ventura. These include cards based on Broadcom BCM4350, BCM4360 or BCM43602 chipsets. If Bluetooth remains natively supported on such legacy cards, native Wifi support is now limited to those Apple proprietary Broadcom SOCs that have been fitted to the above Mac models. Support for "legacy" Broadcom cards can however be recovered with specific patching using OpenCore bootloader, kexts blocking and OCLP patches.   Officially supported Broadcom SOCs include: BCM4355 (802.11ac): pci14e4,43dc (iMacPro1,1 + MacBookAir8,x) BCM4364 (802.11ac): pci14e4,4464 (Mac mini8,1 + MacBookPro15,x + MacBookPro16,x + iMac19,x + iMac20,x + MacPro7,1) BCM4377b (802.11ac): pci14e4,4488 (MacBookAir9,1) BCM4378 (802.11ax): Apple Silicon Mac models BCM4387 (802.11ax): Apple Silicon Mac models BCM4388 (802.11ax): Apple Silicon Mac models   NB: macOS Big Sur is now officially unsupported.
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      macOS Ventura is out

      Released Oct 24th, 2022 as announced. Version 13.0, build 22A380.           Ventura drops support for Intel Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake platforms that remained officially supported in Monterey. Patches are available to regain graphics acceleration though. This time, Apple raised minimal requirements to Kaby Lake platforms (with the exception of iMacPro1,1): iMac18,1 (Kaby Lake) iMacPro1,1 (Skylake) Macmini8,1 (Coffee Lake) MacBook10,1 (Kaby Lake) MacBookAir8,1 (Amber Lake) MacBookPro14,1 (Kaby Lake) MacPro7,1 (Cascade Lake) On the AMD front, it's Polaris minimum.   Also released at the same time: macOS Monterey 12.6.1 Security Update (build 21G217) macOS Big Sur 11.7.1 Security Update (build 20G918)   NB: macOS Catalina is now officially unsupported.
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      macOS Monterey is out

      Released Oct 25th, 2021 as announced. Version 12.0.1, build 21A559.         Monterey drops all support for Ivy Bridge HD4000 and nVidia Kepler. Patches are available to regain graphics acceleration though. This time, Apple raised minimal requirements to Haswell/Broadwell/Skylake graphics depending on platform (MacBook Air/MacBook Pro/iMac/Mac mini/MacBook).   Also released at the same time: macOS Big Sur 11.6.1 (build 20G224) Security update 2021-007 for Catalina 10.15.7 (build 19H1519)   NB: macOS Mojave is now officially unsupported.
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      OSXL 10th Anniversary!

      🎆 🎂 🍾 🎇 Dec. 2010-Dec. 2020 It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years already! What a road since the early days of Snow Leopard on the Latitude D430!        To celebrate this, we've undertaken a small forum clean-up, implemented some optimisation on the hosting server side, upgraded the community board and splashed out on a new forum Theme.   We hope you'll all enjoy it and thank you for your loyalty to OSXLatitude.   OSXL Crew
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      macOS Big Sur is out

      Released November 12th, 2020 as announced. Version 11.0.1, build 20B29         Officially, this drops support for Ivy Bridge systems with Intel HD4000 graphics to raise the minimum requirements to Haswell graphics. Yet, as per all beta versions, Big Sur 11.0.1 still provides all the drivers required to support HD4000 graphics so it can be installed and run on such platforms with full graphics acceleration.   nVidia Kepler graphics remain fully supported. A notable exception to these specifications appears to apply to the iMac14,1/2/3 (Haswell models with Iris Pro 5200 or Kepler GT7x5M graphics) that all appear officially unsupported.   Also released at the same time: High Sierra 10.13.6 Security Update 2020-006 (build 17G14042), which should be the last one, High Sierra reaching end of support. Mojave 10.14.6 Security Update 2020-006 (build 18G6042).
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