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arthurba said:Ok - I’ve long had a gripe with this behaviour from Apple - it’s their Achilles Heel.
I first encountered it years ago with iTunes. Apple would release the latest iTunes and it would run on/support 7 year old Windows XP, but only run on the last 2 or 3 Mac OS X releases.
iTunes today is worse - the latest release will run only on Mojave, but it runs on Windows 8 (an 8 year old OS) just fine.
Now they block lock access to apple.com for 5 year old MacOS releases, but not 8 year old Windows releases.
Apple make their money from hardware - so they do everything in their power to get you to upgrade your hardware. I get that - and I prefer it than buying from an advertising company who do everything in their power to get you to give up personal information and watch adverts. But it’s the choice between two evils, not the choice between good and bad.
If apple would just update the SSL libraries on those old MacOS releases then they would be secure for web browsing.