With the turn of the fiscal year, macOS version 11.x Big Sur transitions from supported status (since December 2020 for Intel-based systems and January 2021 for Apple Silicon-based systems) to supported and recommended. It replaces macOS version 10.15.x Catalina as the recommended version of macOS. As of July 1st, 2021 the current version of Big Sur is 11.4.

Updated May 12, 2021

Following extensive testing by many Penn constituents, Information Systems & Computing (ISC) is approving Apple's M1-based Macs for general use. The current Mac mini (M1), iMac (M1), MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1) are now considered appropriate choices for the University's Mac users who are buying in those product classes.

Lenovo's ThinkPad T14s is an upper-midrange notebook currently available with either AMD or Intel processors. It replaces the T490s (Intel-based) and T495s (AMD-based) systems and marks a change in Lenovo's nomenclature for many ThinkPads. The T continues to mean thinnest mainstream system, while the 14 indicates screen size in inches, and the s means thin and light—at least compared to a normal T-series.

At the end of this month, December 31, 2020, Adobe will formally discontinue Flash Player. Adobe will provide no further security updates for it and will continue to encourage users to uninstall it. Simultaneously,  Information Systems & Computing (ISC) will remove the Flash Player entry from the University’s supported computing products list.

On September 16, 2020, Apple released version 14 of both iOS and iPadOS, along with updated versions of tvOS and watch OS. Today, Information Systems & Computing (ISC) approved iOS and iPadOS 14.0.1 for general use.
ISC and other Penn constituents have tested iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 extensively. They have not discovered any compatibility issues with various University systems and many current University apps, including the apps and services listed here: