Released September 2017
The latest operating system released by Apple is High Sierra. Even though it’s technically a new OS, it’s more of just an upgrade on top of Sierra. Sierra was a very clean system that ran quite smooth so it will be interesting what this new software will bring to the table (the good or the bad).
A new file system
New video compression standard — (HEVC)
Next-gen graphics processor — (Metal 2)
Updated applications — (Safari, Photos, Mail)
Apple File System:
“Your data is under new management”
Apple has decided to change the way their computers store your files. Utilizing flash technology to create a more advanced file system. Available to every Mac with all-flash internal storage.
- Future proof — using a new 64-bit architecture to be able to utilize the flash technology now while being ready for the next innovation
- Responsive – Able to speed through tasks at record time
- Security – Ability to use the built-in encryption, crash-safe protections, and simpler data backups.
“The new industry standard HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding)”
“Up to 40% better compression than the current standard”
This new software allows apps to take full advantage of a systems GPU. Adding new capabilities not thought of for Mac-like, virtual reality, machine learning, and even external GPU support.
Is your Mac Compatible?
The following models can run the latest OS version.
MacBook Pro: 2010 and later
MacBook Air: 2010 and later
MacBook: late 2009 and later
iMac: late 2009 and later
Mac Pro: 2010 and later
Mac Mini: 2010 and later