macOS Catalina is a major Apple software update and is considered a new age for the software of the Cupertino-based tech giant. When it was released last week, users seem excited about it. However, a week later, it appears that the latest build comes with a slew of both minor and major complications.

In a report released by The Verge, it revealed that the macOS Catalina is the first significant update to drop the support for 32-bit apps. This alone causes all kinds of headaches, particularly for users of plug-ins, small apps, and several other software that may not be updated for some time or may have been developed by a team that no longer operates. Additionally, there is a fair number of other issues with macOS Catalina, including incompatibility issues with Adobe software, and unforeseen issues associated with the removal of iTunes.

macOS Catalina Apple finally rolled out the macOS Catalina update but while it introduces a lot of enhancements and advances it also introduces several issues. Photo: Azz Bad/Pexels

These issues lead to a set of essential questions for most Mac users who are now may be at risk of experiencing severe workflows disruption caused by macOS Catalina. Apple’s official release of macOS Catalina canceled the function of 32-bit apps. This caused a different degree of mess among users.

In the case of legacy versions of Adobe products like Photoshop, which utilize 32-bit licensing installers and components, apps like these will not work after the user upgrades to macOS Catalina. Even the uninstaller will not work after the update simply because it is a 32-bit component. Apple blogger Steve Mosher has collected a list of, so far, 235 apps that are not supported by macOS Catalina.

Players who used to play games on their Mac games running on 32-bit will no longer work, and there is no way that users could salvage them after upgrading to macOS Catalina. Other apps not working with the latest update include Quickbooks, Parallels, 1Password, Transmit, and VMWare. It is worth noting, however, that the issues go beyond the severance of 32-bit app support.

Because of macOS Catalina compatibility issues, even the latest versions of Photoshop installed using Creative Cloud are currently having file naming problems, video rendering issues, and plug-in verification problems. Apple has not yet made any statement about this recent issue some users are experiencing after installing macOS Catalina.