New models of Apple Mac, iMac and MacBook are also coming MacOS High Sierra therefore; but which existing versions of the Cupertino computers are compatible with the new macOS 10.13 operating system? Here you will find the answer and a few details about macOS High Sierra itself. So you know exactly whether you will be able to enjoy HEVC, APFS, auto-play blocking and Co. with your Apple computer from autumn 2017.
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Macs, iMacs, and MacBooks compatible with macOS High Sierra
According to some reports that came from the beta installation of macOS 10.13 High Sierra When setting up the new operating system, you can choose whether you want to migrate from HFS + to APFS. What that means, you can read below. Here is an overview of the individual Apple computers and laptops that are compatible with macOS 10.13 High Sierra:
- Mac mini: Generation 5 (2010), 6 (2011), 7 (2012), and 8 (2014)
- Mac Pro: 2010, 2012, 2013
- iMac: Generation 6 (2009, 2010, 2011) and 7 (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
- MacBook (also Retina): 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016
- MacBook Air: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
- MacBook Pro (also Retina): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
- And of course everyone on the Apple WWDC 2017 Keynote was presented
Instructions and tips for the new macOS: The standard work
What's new in macOS 10.13 High Sierra
Here are a few changes and innovations that the new Apple operating system brings with it:
- File system can be changed from HFS + to APFS: Details about APFS here!
- Siri gets a more natural voice and a new symbol
- Siri inquiries can now be made either by voice or by typing
- It can be determined on which content / Apps Siri can access
- High Efficiency Video Coding: Coding of video content in HEVC or H.265 or MPEG-H Part 2 is supported
- The Safari web browser automatically blocks auto-play content; Authorizations can also be set individually for each page
- Tables can now also be created in the Notes app
- Particularly important notes can be pinned
- Messages (formerly iChat app) on macOS 10.13 is limited to iMessage, leaving AIM and Hello left out
- The mail app gets an improved toolbar and a revised search function
- Photos gets a new sidebar for better navigation
- Like at Apple WWDC 2017 Keynote shown, editing images in the Photos app becomes richer and easier
- Batch option: Rotation or adjustment of several selected images at the same time
- Content from the iCloud Drive can be accessed via the Finder share with others
- Everything about macOS High Sierra is given up, of course Apple.com
Slightly disappointed with the name
By the way, we are slightly disappointed with the name of the new Apple operating system. And that is not primarily due to the fact that only one word was added to the current system, but rather to the fact that the proposal made on this page in January was not implemented. There is nothing wrong with it macOS Saxon Switzerlandright? ;) Well, maybe with macOS 10.14 ...
Presentation at the Apple WWDC 2017 Keynote
Are you doing the update?
Are you going to update your Mac, iMac or MacBook to macOS 10.13 High Sierra? Or do you stick with the version of the Apple operating system that you currently have? Feel free to leave your opinion on the topic as a comment;)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.