Apple Seeds macOS High Sierra Beta 8 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]


macOS High Sierra

Apple announced macOS High Sierra at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, showing off an update that’s meant to refine an already great desktop operating system.

Soon after unveiling the platform, Apple seeded the first beta to developers. Today, the company is moving forward by seeding the eighth developer beta of the pre-release software. The company has also seeded a series of public betas of macOS High Sierra up to this point, laying the first of many bricks ahead of the stable, public launch of the desktop operating system later this year.

Here are the Macs that support the newest version of macOS:

  • MacBook (Late 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010 or newer)
  • iMac (Late 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or newer)

There are a variety of new features added to macOS High Sierra, including the Apple File System, Safari improvements (including auto blocking autoplay ads, faster performance), improvements to the Photos app for Mac, and much more.

You can see a roundup of the new features discovered in macOS High Sierra right here.

To install the newest beta, registered developers just need to go to the Updates tab in the Mac App Store. The new software can also be downloaded and installed directly from the dedicated developers site from Apple. While this is a software update that does not add a ton of new features, it is a highly anticipated release anyway, due to the improvements it rolls out to the desktop operating system, as well as adding the new file system.

If there are any new features discovered in the eighth developer beta, we’ll update this post accordingly.

Update:

Apple has also released public beta 7 of macOS High Sierra for public beta testers.

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