macOS High Sierra Arrives on September 25


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Today’s September event was mostly about the iPhone X, but there was time for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, the Apple TV 4K, and the Apple Watch Series 3. macOS High Sierra didn’t get any attention on today’s stage.

That doesn’t mean Apple doesn’t have something to announce, technically. Over on the official landing page for macOS High Sierra, Apple updated it to inform those curious that the next major update for the desktop operating system would arrive for the public on September 25. For those keeping track, that’s a little ways after the official launch of iOS 11 and watchOS 4, which are set to arrive on September 19.

Since Apple didn’t discuss anything new about macOS High Sierra today, everything looks to be staying the same, which means this new update is meant to refine some major aspects of the operating system, while adding only a few important pieces to the overall puzzle.

Here are the important bits:

  • 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.

Circle September 25 on the calendar.

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