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> MicroSDXC cards use the exFAT system by default. Windows has supported it for over a decade, but macOS only since version 10.6.5 (Snow Leopard).

Snow Leopard was released a decade ago[0], so seems like their choice of wording is indicating a bias there.

[0] 10.6.5 was released in Nov 2010 however per Wikipedia, so almost 9 years. Still feel my point remains.




Worth adding that exFAT has aspects that Microsoft hold patents for. Yes they do license for a flat fee, though not aware Apple holds such a license. Also it wasn't until circa 2009 that the SDCARD collective adopted it as a standard. That and wasn't until 2013 that a GPL Linux driver was available.

So yes, very unfair to bash Apple about over this, you raise valid concerns.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExFAT


> Worth adding that exFAT has aspects that Microsoft hold patents for. Yes they do license for a flat fee...

When exFAT was released I added this to the Wikipedia entry only to have it reverted within hours. Hmm.


The article says it was "updated in" 2018, but the Wayback Machine has a copy of it from 2015 with that line included: https://web.archive.org/web/20151024052332/https://www.makeu...




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