When will High Sierra be EOL?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by Superspeed500, Jun 5, 2018.

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For how long can we expect to get security and maintance updates for High Sierra?

  1. ~1 Year

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    11.1%
  2. ~3 Years

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. ~5 Years

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    0.0%
  4. More than 5 years

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  5. Not possible to predict

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  6. ~2 Years

    6 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. Superspeed500 macrumors regular

    Superspeed500

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    #1
    I have an old MacBook Pro mid-2010 model that still works fine. The Mac will not support macOs Mojave and I am therfor stuck with High Sierra. I always try to use my hardware all the way out as long as there are security updates available for the software running on the hardware.

    My question is therfor: For how long can we expect to get security and maintance updates for High Sierra?
     
  2. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816

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    Your survey does not include the (likely) correct answer. In recent years Apple has continued to provide security updates for the previous 2 versions of OSX/MacOS, so assuming the pattern remains the same you can expect High Sierra to receive security updates from Apple for ~2 years once Mojave is released to the public (i.e. you should be covered until roughly September 2020).
     
  3. SoCalReviews, Jun 5, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018

    SoCalReviews macrumors 6502a

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    It's an important question but as already mentioned in the previous reply and missing from your survey... you should be good for 2 years after the next release (Mojave) or until Fall of 2020 which gives you a lot of time to consider your options. The other concern will be application updates for your installed software which could run out before the High Sierra EOL. I have heard about and know many people who successfully run their Macs well beyond the OSX/MacOS EOL. The biggest issue for important updates is browser security. if you want updates and support beyond the EOL of MacOS HS and Safari you could use a third party browser such as Firefox which usually offers support well beyond the EOL of the OS.
     
  4. Superspeed500 thread starter macrumors regular

    Superspeed500

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    Thanks for feedback and reply. Added an option for ~2 years in survey.

    Thanks for feedback and reply. Good to know. My primary browser on all of my devices is Firefox. Havn't used Safari as main browser in ages.
     

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