A serious tension was created among the consumers when they upgraded their macOS to the latest, Catalina.
It was named after Santa Catalina Island, which is located off the coast of southern California.
For those consumers who follow the “Apple way” find it okay with “the Catalina”, but for those consumers who use other apps found it a serious headache.
It all started when the macOS Catalina was announced at WWDC (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference) 2019 on June 3, 2019 and was released to the public on 7th of october 2019.
In the upgraded version, the consumers will no longer be able to use the 32-bit applications and are restricted to use only the 64-bit applications. In short A serious tension was created among the consumers when they upgraded their macOS to the latest, Catalina.
For instance, legacy versions of Adobe products like Photoshop use some 32-bit licensing components and installers, which means they won’t work after you upgrade; And the funny thing is that not even Adobe’s uninstaller will work after upgrading to Catalina because that too is a 32-bit component.
However, the advantage is that the music app is “lightning fast” and offers a library of “50 million songs, playlists, and music videos” in the upgraded version.The 64-bit apps are more proficient than their 32-bit counterparts as they can take better advantage of more powerful 64-bit multi-core processors. “These apps can access dramatically more memory, enable faster system performance, and take advantage of technologies that define today’s Mac experience, such as Metal graphics acceleration,” Apple says in a support page explaining the transition.
But for all those consumers that rely on their 32-bit applications are advised not to upgrade their macOS to Catalina. For those who have upgraded and want to revert back to Mojave will need to have a backup of their MacBook and will have to undergo a complicated process that involves wiping off their hard drive.