Apple announced Tuesday that its latest operating system for Mac laptops and desktops, MacOS High Sierra, will be available to download on Monday, September 25.
The new MacOS High Sierra will be able to run on any Apple computers that could run MacOS Sierra, which includes any MacBook or iMac made in 2009 or later, and any MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, or Mac Pro released in 2010 or later.
MacOS High Sierra includes a few key updates :
- The Safari web browser will include a new service called “Autoplay Blocking,” which stops media from autoplaying across the internet. There is also a new feature that stops ads from tracking you around the internet.
- The Photos app will include improved organization and search. The updated app will recognize more faces, and will include more filtration and categorization updates. Edits on Apple Photos will also seamlessly transition to other photo editing applications, like Photoshop.
- The core file system of MacOS is getting an overhaul to make it faster than ever before. It will be quicker and easier to back up files or move them around, which means fewer crashes all around.
- The new operating system will also include support for high-end virtual reality. Apple previously showed off its ability to use the HTC Vive headset, though it doesn’t support the Oculus Rift of Oculus SDK.