I ordered my MacBook Pro Max 15 minutes after the Apple event. I got delivery on 10 Nov to 17 Nov as an estimate. Many people on the internet seem to report 5 days for delivery. This morning I was pessimistically thinking that I would receive it on the 16.
To my great surprise, my wife told me this morning that she could see Apple had debited our account today. One hour later I got a mail with delivery expected tomorrow. I got a tracking number on DHL, but they do not “know” about it yet. My guess is that it has already arrived in Amsterdam and will be on a plane to Oslo, Norway this evening. I live a 1 hour drive from DHL facility in Oslo.
Although I am a fan of Migration Assistant, my plan is to not move any apps or system files over from my old MacBook Pro (mid 2015). There are far too many applications I will not need. I will have to move over some system files manually, like PDF presets and ICC-profiles and color settings. I know where most of them are located. All the files I work with are on a separate partition on the MacBook Pro (mid 2015) so that is just a copy job which I will do with rsync. I have a Samsung SSD filled with 44 applications I will copy into the Application folder and a checklist of about fifteen apps from App Store and Adobe.
I will split the 1gig disk on the new mac in two just like on the old one. I find this very convenient because you can, if needed, have two different MacOS to boot to and have a dedicated disk for current jobs. Now with APFS I wonder if I should partition it or make an additional APFS Volume…