Apple announces ‘macOS High Sierra’ at WWDC 17

Holden Satterwhite

Today apple has announced its next version of macOS. It’s called macOS ‘High Sierra’. Here are some of the key features to macOS High Sierra.


Organize your library using the enhanced sidebar with new Memories and improved People and Imports. Edit with new tools like Curves, Selective Color, and Live Photo Effects.  Access third- party print services right from your library.


When you search, new Top Hits display the most relevant results. And with full-screen, you can compose a message on the right and still see your existing mail on the left.


Enjoy an even better experience online. Safari now prevents advertisers from tracking you across websites with Advanced Tracking Prevention, and blocks media with audio from autoplaying. You can also configure websites to your preferences, like always using Reader where available.


Siri sounds even better with a more natural voice. And with Apple Music, Siri helps you find new music and control what’s playing. Try “Play some music I like,” “Play more like this,” and more.


Check your flight status with Spotlight or Safari and get current departure and arrival times, delays, terminals and gates, and even a flight map.


Add simple tables right into your notes. And pin notes to the top so you can find them easily.



Capture special moments by taking a Live Photo during a FaceTime call.

iCloud File Sharing

Share files of any kind directly from iCloud with a link. Everyone works on the same file, so it’s always up to date—no need to compile edits.

Family Sharing

Now you can share an iCloud storage plan with your family so you don’t need individual plans.

Apple File System

Apple File System is an advanced architecture for managing storage on Mac, featuring better security, reliability, and responsiveness, all while laying the foundations for future technologies.

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)

With rising popularity of 4K, HEVC, a new video compression technology, comes to Mac. Get up to 40 percent better compression than H.264 for smaller files and a better streaming experience.

Metal 2

Metal 2 in macOS makes building Metal-powered apps easier, while delivering even better performance and accelerating new kinds of apps like machine learning and virtual reality.

Virtual reality support

macOS High Sierra adds support for virtual reality headsets. Just connect a headset, launch a VR- enabled app, then enjoy an exciting virtual world.


MacBook (Late 2009 or later), iMac (Late 2009 or later), MacBook Air (2010 or later), MacBook Pro (2010 or later), Mac mini (2010 or later), Mac Pro (2010 or later)

A public beta will be available to Mac users later in June through the Apple Beta Software Program at
Free download from the Mac App Store in fall 2017


Holden Satterwhite
Author: Holden Satterwhite

Founder of Appleosophy and Redfruit Media. Twitter: @hesatter

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