The beta versions of macOS High Sierra are exactly that: beta. However, if you can’t wait that long, there is now a way to get macOS 10.13 High Sierra early.
The first thing you’ll notice about the new Photos app is how much easier it is to navigate with the new persistent sidebar on the left and the new editing panel, which allows you to see all the adjustments you can make in one place. Apple has changed from HFS+ to APFS, the file system already used by iOS devices. The new operating systems are slated to release sometime this fall.
Safari is getting intelligent tracking prevention to ward off all those advertisers, while it’ll also be possible to stop videos from autoplaying. If you have any of the above compatible Macs, you can go ahead and try out the new macOS High Sierra public beta.
This update brings a swathe of improvements including new core technologies which Apple says will help improve performance.
Other features of High Sierra include the Metal 2 graphics API, which supports VR and external GPUs, and the new HEVC and HEIF video and image formats which have also been added to the upcoming version of iOS.
At WWDC 2017, Apple announced iOS 11 for iPhones and iPads, watchOS for Apple Watch, tvOS for Apple TV and macOS High Sierra for MacBook and iMac. Memories now shows dozens of new categories from your library, and shows all previously imported photos displayed on an always-on sidebar, so you can easily grab last weekend’s wedding photos, pictures of your friend’s cats and your cousin’s new addition to the family. If you’re anxious that a beta flaw will prevent you from using your Mac, don’t install it.
If, for some reason, you can’t see the public beta update, restart your Mac, and go back to the Update section in the Mac App Store, and download the update.
Apple has explained which machines will run the new macOS High Sierra OS.