Good news for all Mac users and Apple lovers. New major version of macOS released. It is called High Sierra.
What's new in macOS High Sierra?
The new version of macOS was announced on the WWDC 2017. Before now, only beta version was available.
macOS High Sierra
So, the major updates and changes are:
Apple File System update. New version of file system for Macs is way faster and safer. It allows users to work with flash drives of high capacity, standard functions are being performed faster, for example, copying files, and also includes built-in encryption.
macOS High Sierra
Metal 2. A new version of Metal technology, now supports virtual reality and external graphics processors. High Sierra Macs are able to work with VR-solutions due to improved support for SteamVR from Valve and HTC Vive. As for macOS developer, it enables you to maximize the graphics and compute potential of macOS apps. Metal 2 further boosts performance by letting the GPU take more control of the rendering pipeline. Metal Performance Shaders comes to Mac helping your app to accelerate much more than just graphics. It also offers enhanced developer tools that make it even easier to debug, optimize, and deploy apps that use Metal. macOS High Sierra gives developers and content creators the ability to create stunning video and 3D content using the whole new level of interactivity that VR provides.
macOS High Sierra Metal 2
HEVC. Now Mac users are able to work with HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) videos. It allows to view 4k video and use 40% less memory. HEVC is designed to help users send videos faster and safe computer's memory.
New photo tools. Advanced side menu, new filters, editing tools and effects for Live Photos.
macOS High Sierra photo tools
Safari update. The updated Safari browser will disable automatic video playback, it deletes the cookies of third-party ad networks every 24 hours, open web pages in Reader mode without ads and allow creating individual settings for each site.
macOS High Sierra Safari settings
Supported versions. With macOS High Sierra, the MacBook and iMac are not older than 2009, the MacBook Air is not older than 2010 and the MacBook Pro, Mac mini and Mac Pro are not older than mid-2010.