macOS High Sierra Will Be Released on September 25

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    macOS High Sierra, the new version of the macOS operating systems for Macs, will be released to the public on Monday, September 25, according to Apple's macOS High Sierra website.

    That's nearly a week after the iOS 11 and watchOS 4 release date, with those software updates coming on Tuesday, September 19. It is not unusual for the Mac operating system to be released after new watchOS and iOS operating system updates.


    macOS High Sierra builds on features first introduced in the macOS Sierra update in 2016, focusing primarily on new storage, video, and graphics technology. The update brings a new Apple File System (APFS), High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC), new HEIF image encoding, and an updated version of Metal with support for VR and external GPUs.

    Multiple apps have been updated with new capabilities in macOS High Sierra. Photos features a new sidebar to make it easier to access editing tools and albums, and there are new filters and editing options like Curves and Selective Color.

    Safari is gaining speed enhancements, an option to prevent autoplay videos, and a privacy feature aimed at cutting down on cross-site data tracking. Siri in macOS High Sierra has a new, more natural voice, and Spotlight offers flight status information. iCloud, FaceTime, Notes, and Mail also include useful new features.

    macOS High Sierra will run on all machines that are capable of running macOS Sierra, the current Mac operating system.

    For a complete overview of changes coming in macOS High Sierra, make sure to check out our macOS High Sierra roundup.

    Article Link: macOS High Sierra Will Be Released on September 25
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Earlier than I expected. I think I'll wait for .1 and hopefully SuperDuper will be updated for APFS by that time.

    Besides, I can get almost all the new features I want in the new Safari for Sierra!
  3. jdillings macrumors 68000

    Jun 21, 2015
    I don't plan on upgrading. I'm just going to wait for Higher Sierra or Highest Sierra.
  4. DFZD macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2012
  5. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Weird - I guess GM will come sometime between now and next Tuesday.
  6. modemthug macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    It troubles me that they didn't even mention this during the keynote

    Hopefully I'm reading too much into it and that the future of the Mac isn't in jeopardy
  7. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    I hope Apple will seed another beta. APFS FileVault caused nothing but trouble for me, even on the very last beta where I did a clean install.
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    It was kind of strange given all the useless retail updates. They had plenty of time. But the future of the Mac was in jeopardy then they wouldn't be making a new Mac Pro or iMac Pro.
  9. Markoth macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2015
    Behind You
    You are. They recently had a major Mac event, so there wasn't much to mention.

    Thus far though, APFS has been vaporware for some of use, since High Sierra seems to refuse to convert certain configurations. A bit of a shame, really.
  10. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    They never mentioned it in past keynotes. Mac are rarely mentioned at Sept keynotes

    It was always just randomly mentioned during a earnings call.
  11. iBluetooth macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2016
    The new APFS file system will make your computer run faster if you have SSD.
  12. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2014
    known but velocity indeterminate
    Doesn't it usually release with iOS each year?
  13. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    While certain file operations are indeed faster, day-to-day operations like opening an app or large file are almost the same.
  14. Kabeyun macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA
    Conventional wisdom reminder: never install x.0 version of an operating system. i.e. The term for those who do is "beta tester."
  15. bladerunner2000 macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2015
    1. Has the green button bug finally been fixed? It's annoying as hell to see windows go full screen and hide essential things like the file menu and dock!
    2. Has Apple stopped disrespecting indie developers like XtraFinder / TotalFinder and allow us to do things like cut/copy/paste files with NORMAL keyboard shortcuts (cmd+x, cmd+c, cmd+v) ???
  16. MikhailT macrumors 601

    Nov 12, 2007
    Vaporware means it doesn't exist in any form or fashion and has been over-hyped/promised.

    All iOS 10.3+ users are using APFS for several months now.

    In addition, APFS will be mandated on any Macs with flash storage when updating to macOS 10.13.

    As for the certain configs such as the Mac Pros, they make up a small number of users. Apple said it was coming in a future seed or beta update as far as I know.
  17. dogslobber macrumors 68030


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
  18. navaira macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2015
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    I actually worried about this for about a minute, then realised they had nothing to say other than repeat bits of the last keynote. "As we said, a new Mac Pro is coming, a new iMac Pro is coming and well-baked High Sierra is coming..." Now all I need is release date of the .5 version "focusing on under-the-hood updates and stability improvements", so I can safely install it on all our computers – might give .1 a try on the Macbook... after backing everything up a few times.
  19. justperry, Sep 12, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017

    justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    My iPhone 6S got substantially faster when APFS got introduced, It (APFS) didn't make macOS 10.13 faster (yet). (On a Samsung aftermarket SSD)
  20. Janichsan macrumors 65816


    Oct 23, 2006
    It's what, three years now? You still have not realised that this is not a bug, but an intentional design decision?
  21. nvmls macrumors 6502


    Mar 31, 2011
    You can easily move (cut) with cmd+c & cmd+alt+v to place, same as cutting.
  22. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
  23. verpeiler macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2013
    Munich, Germany
    The power of imagination is strong in this one.
  24. MikeAnd macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2008

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