After a week Apple releases the iOS 11 software update to the general public, the time has come for the macOS High Sierra to show its newest features and capabilities as well as showcase its improved performance to the Mac computer owners. Apple’s MacOS High Sierra free software update came out today and is ready to be downloaded and install to your Macbook or iMac. The MacOS High Sierra update was first introduced at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) back in June 2017. Although the latest update will only sport an improvements to the performance of your computing machine, there are a plenty of features worth mentioning including the new Apple File System (APFS).
After a lot of beta trail and testing, the MacOS High Sierra is ready to be installed on your Macs. Given that there was a plethora of hard work spent in the research and development (R&D) of the new system, many are expecting nothing less than the best software update ever in Apple computers.
In this entry, we will explain how you can download and install the Apple MacOS High Sierra free software update on your MacBook or/and iMac computers so continue reading through the this story to make sure you install it without a hassle.
First Things First
First and foremost, before you download the MacOS High Sierra software update make sure your machine is compatible.
Basically, Apple said in its press release that every Mac computer that was released in the market after 2010 will be able to run MacOS High Sierra operating system. Additionally, the latest OS is compatible with all MacBooks and iMacs that made their announcements publicly by the end of 2009.
If you are not sure whether your Mac device is compatible with the High Sierra or not, you can check it here.
Prepare your Mac
You need to backup of your Mac and it’s is always a good practice to safeguard your data in case that the installing of update process comes to issues.
In case you ran out of space, you can always delete or transfer large files like photos, videos, music or documents to an external hard drive to allocate enough memory of your Mac for the High Sierra. The most useful tool to back up your machine’s system is by using Time Machine.
Installing Mac OS High Sierra
Just like every software update on the Mac computers, you can always find and download MacOS High Sierra in Apple App Store. Download the the software update and launch the installation and from there the update process will then take it over.
Mac OS High Sierra Key Features
MacOS High Sierra is a major upgrade in 30 years in the Macs backbone, even it isn’t comes with major functionalities compared to the Sierra and Yosemite.
The new Apple File System (APFS) replaces the Apple’s aging HFS+ file system, that used on all Macs since 1998 which was based on the archaic HFS, introduced dating way back in 1985. APFS has been developed in order to deliver a more secure and consistent performances. APFS is an entirely new system designed for modern and more advanced hardware and the cloud, and equips with encryption, security, and reliability features that don’t exist in the Cupertino’s older file systems. Naturally, like every other new file system replacing the older ones, the APFS leads to compatibility issues that’s why the Macs released in 2010 are the only compatibles, but the tech company worked hard to smooth out the tangles before APFS it was released to the general public.
Other features include High-Efficiency Video Coding, widely known as HEVC (H.265) is a new industry standard that promises an immensely efficient compression but uncompromised streaming and video playback quality without sacrificing the storage of your Mac. Apple’s macOS High Sierra also included an excellent Virtual Reality support for VR content creations enabling developers to create immersive gaming, 3D and VR content on the Mac.
Apple’s popular Siri has been enhanced with new and more human voice. as well as other useful functionalities.
Despite all developer beta testing to fix the bugs and other issues, it is quite better to be safe than sorry. Avoid installing the MacOS High Sierra free software update unless you are 100% sure. It is indeed best to wait for a week when the Apple servers will be less congested to avoid wait time. Moreover, early released software update basically comes with undiscovered bugs and issues and OEM patches it with a fix on the next update. Apple in the past several years issued an important update to fix security issues to its iOS 11 and MacOS. But, people confirmed that the MacOS High Sierra is stable enough to be used for your daily tasks.
What do you think about Apple’s new MacOS High Sierra software update? Did you download free MacOS High Sierra yet and how was it compared to the predecessor? Let us know in the comment section. — The Velvetiere/ Velvetiere.com