At it’s annual WWDC earlier today, Apple also announced the latest version of its operating system for MacBooks and iMacs, macOS High Sierra. Well, the name is as is, at least according to them.

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Photo: The Verge

In any case, the new version brings improvements in some key areas such as performance, safety, and storage, thanks to Apple’s File System which will now be the standard, taking out the old Hierarchical File System.

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Photo: The Verge

There are also refinements in mail and photos in particular, wherein they’ve now introduced some new editing tools.

Here are some of the notable changes in this version:

  • Apple File System has Replaced the Hierarchical File System (Faster, Safer)
  • Safari now performs up to 80% faster when compared to Chrome
  • Machine Learning is now integrated into Safari. This means that it can now intelligently identify and block ad trackers while your browsing the web.
  • Autoplay Blocking for videos
  • Mail app now takes up to 35% less space
  • Compose window in Mail app now supports split view
  • Photos app now has some basic editing capabilities
  • You can now search through your photos

Apple also announced the next iteration of Metal, Metal 2, which introduces native VR and external graphics card support.

Source: The Verge


Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.