Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina) Public Beta Compatibility Statement
Published: June 17, 2019
Apple’s latest upcoming Operating System Mac OSX 10.15 (Catalina) has started its Public Beta Phase. As Apple's Public Beta progresses, changes will be made to their Beta builds along the way.
Pre-release / Beta Versions of OSX are not supported.
Should you be part of Apple's open public Beta, the versions shared to the public (prior to the actual commercial release) do not fully reflect the final version that is actually approved for commercial usage.
Until such time as PreSonus has fully reviewed its products after Apple has officially released the commercial version of OSX 10.15, compatibility and usage of OSX 10.15 Beta Version is at your own risk and PreSonus Support will defer you to Apple's Beta Program for further information.
What we do know:
- Initial confirmation from Apple about which Mac computers will be supported with macOS Catalina.
- macOS 10.15 will be 64-bit only
Tech Tip when upgrading your install of OS X to a newer version of OS X.
First and foremost, back up your computer, play it safe!
We do recommend that when you do update your OS from a previous version, make sure you power down and/or unplug (especially Thunderbolt devices) all of your existing hardware from your system except of course keyboard/mouse and networking. **this means all audio interfaces, external hard drives, usb drives...etc Let the system update all preferences to the new OS version, then plug in and power on your gear and let the new system initialize a new set of preferences. If you're arriving at this article because you're having issues after the upgrade and want to know why you may have to uninstall and reinstall drivers and/or applications to resolve any OS update issues.
This has been a norm with Apple OS updates since the early days of OS X. For future versions of OS X that come out as dot releases can create the same issue, download and install the combo update for the OS version you're installing for can also help to remedy the problem.
An alternative would be to partition your storage drive and install new OS X, you'd have to reinstall your applications and your drivers, then you'll have the option of going back to the older version if needed and all your files are still accessible across partitions.