1New File System Biggest Improvement to Apple’s macOS High Sierra
Apple’s desktop operating system macOS is getting an update. But arguably the most important feature in that update is what’s running in the background with the operating system. At the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple announced it will release macOS High Sierra as a free update this fall. While the operating system will come with some improvements, including a streamlined design and some tweaks to its core apps, it’s also getting a new file system that Apple says will make it more responsive—and reliable—for Mac users. The update will complement other functionality upgrades, including improved video support and enhanced graphics performance. This slide show will describe the important improvements in the macOS High Sierra update.
2It’s the First New Mac File System in Decades
3HEVC Becomes the New Video Standard
4Metal 2 Boosts Graphics Performance
5This macOS is Optimized for Virtual Reality
6Photos App Is Now Easier to Use
Apple has made some big improvements to High Sierra’s Photos app, including a streamlined redesign to help users more easily find photos and albums. It also comes with deeper support for third-party apps, and Apple says it’s using advanced machine learning to help the software accurately identify people’s faces in the app.
7There Are Some New Safari Privacy Features
Safari, High Sierra’s built-in browser, includes a host of security enhancements, such as the ability to stop sites from tracking user behavior and serving ads based on a person’s browser history. Also, autoplay videos are being turned off in Safari. In addition, Apple says Safari has been improved for speed.
8Expect Some Siri Enhancements, Of Course
9It Will Be Easier to Share Content Through iCloud Drive
In macOS High Sierra, Apple has made it easier to share content with others through iCloud Drive, the cloud-based storage service. Users simply choose a file and can opt to share it with anyone, regardless of the operating system they’re on. The recipient will then receive a link to access the file.
10Apple Mail Gets Much-Needed Mail Improvements
11Here’s How to Get It
The new macOS High Sierra will be available as a free download to Mac users this fall. Those who want to try it out now can join Apple’s public beta program and download it. The public beta version could have some bugs, though, so users should take caution before downloading the operating system.