Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 With eGPU Support, Business Chat in Messages, and More

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    Apple today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, the fourth major update to the macOS High Sierra operating system available on Apple's Macs. macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 comes more than two months after the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, which brought fixes for the Spectre vulnerability.

    macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store on all compatible Macs that are already running macOS High Sierra.

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    macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 introduces bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that have been discovered since the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. The update brings support for Business Chat, which will allow you to interface with businesses like Wells Fargo and Lowe's right in the Messages app, and it includes official support for external graphics processors (eGPUs).

    There are also several other small bug fixes and tweaks, as listed in the release notes:
    The update also introduces the smoke cloud wallpaper that was previously only available on the iMac Pro and it introduces a warning when opening up a 32-bit app as part of an effort to phase them out.

    In the future, Apple plans to phase out 32-bit Mac apps, just like it did with 32-bit iOS apps. Apple says macOS High Sierra is the last version of macOS that will support 32-bit apps "without compromises."

    Article Link: Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 With eGPU Support, Business Chat in Messages, and More
     
  2. moabal macrumors regular

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    I first thought they were going to delay iMessage iCloud sync until the new High Sierra Version was released. I guess I was wrong. This sucks.
     
  3. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    Turned on my computer early in the morning and saw the update, wondering why nobody was talking about it on Twitter, then saw your post :p Updating now.
     
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    Few hours after iOS but I'll take it.
     
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    And this finally fixes the problems with RGB Mode and certain intel video cards in Abobe Illustrator cc 2017/2018. Have been waiting for this since November.
     
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    egpu.io folks are very carefully going over this release. Nvidia? Thunderbolt 1/2 compatibility? Memory fix for 2016 MBP eGPU in Bootcamp? So many questions.
     
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  12. dracobdn, Mar 29, 2018
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    Black Screen after Update on my MacBook Pro 2016... :-/

    Update: Did a forced restart after 15 minutes of black screen... now it tells me it will take 15 minutes to finish the installation

    Update 2:
    macOS started and reopened all apps while I had a blank window with spinning gear on top of it... after like 2 minutes the Mac asked me for my password again... then Apple wanted to know if I want to share system information with them...

    Come on Apple...

    Update 3:
    The AppStore is back with the "hey let's install 10.13.4 since although I went through all the steps above, I'm back on 10.13.3...

    Let's not try this again
     
  13. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020

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    eGPU support is long overdue. Why is Apple always late to the game on these kinds of things?
     
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    I thought there already was eGPU support on MacOS? What does this mean exactly?
     
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    Finally able to sort bookmarks in Safari, a small thing but been waiting for this since 2008 ;)
     
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    Think it's less of a hack and officially supported.
     
  17. ColdShadow macrumors 65816

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    High Sietra sucks man,so many un-solved issues and it visibly slowed down my 12" Macbook.
    Worst version of Mac OS ever.
    I re-installed El Capitan which is the version my Mac was originally shipped with.
    Much snappier now.
    Everyone should consider remaining on the original version of the Mac OS their system wasshippedwith,specially 12" MacBook owners with m CPU.
    I don't trust Apple or anyone else saying performance won't be slowed down at all.
    Seeing (feeling) is believing.
     
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    17E199

    Installed fine on both my 2017 5k iMac and 2017 MacBook Pro.
     
  19. zorinlynx macrumors 603

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    The system will create a snapshot before doing the OS install in case something goes wrong. In your case it did, so it probably rolled back to the snapshot it took so you can try again.

    If you're nervous about it I suggest downloading the combo updater and using that.

    Good luck. :)
     
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    That MacBook is slower than an iPhone, you shouldn't expect good performance and shouldn't install new OS right from the start. Now should be a good time to update.
     
  21. twa440, Mar 29, 2018
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    Don't stop it at a black screen. My 2013 MBP dual graphics went in between black screen and a new progress bar 5 times before the update was complete. It took 45 mins. after the initial download to complete the update but everything seems ok
     
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    Yeah wallpaper! What about iMessages in cloud? Maybe that will be a 64 bit only like iOS 11.
     
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    No problem with installing this update on my 2017 iMac.
     

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