Apple Unveils macOS High Sierra
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 14:56
For Silicon readers the real interest lies with the new version of Safari which Apple is claiming is the fastest browser around; some 80 percent faster than Google's Chrome. An advanced architecture optimized for today's massive storage technologies, APFS makes common operations such as copying files and directories instantaneous, helps protect data from power outages and system crashes and keeps files safe and secure with native encryption. macOS High Sierra also maintains complete read-and-write compatibility with previously formatted HFS drives and data and is created to accommodate future advancements in storage technology.
Autoplay blocking is a new addition that we're genuinely excited about, however. There's also a new split-screen view in the Mail app. Currently, all Mac machines since 1985 have been using Hierarchical File System (HFS), another proprietary Apple file system that has since been succeeded by HFS+ with support for much larger files.
This will also feature improved support for virtual reality. So, today, we catch a glimpse of macOS High Sierra, which is shaping up to be a pretty impressive upgrade over its predecessor, macOS Sierra.
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MacOS High Sierra is the successor to macOS Sierra, which Apple announced previous year.
Shortly after Apple hyped its commitment to VR, employees from Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) and Unity demonstrated the first native HTC Vive demo on a Mac system.
Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new "smart" home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning. Safari detects sites that play video automatically, and gives the user control over whether they see it or not.
The iMac Pro is a matte gray 27-inch computer that Apple says is the most powerful Mac it's ever made. SteamVR is the software which is said to power most virtual reality headsets now available on the market such as HTC Vive. Finally, Photos allows for new Filter and View options, improvements to facial recognition, and more editing tools. Furthermore, High Sierra is set to be available as a free update this fall, for everyone who has Sierra on their devices.