WWDC 2017: macOS High Sierra Update Announced
Apple just unveiled the latest operating system for its computers at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference in California and is called macOS High Sierra. The much expected update will be referred to as OS X Version 10.13 and will be available as a developer beta from today. The Public beta will be made available somewhere later this month and the final version will see light this fall.
The newest update will, obviously, be faster, safer & much lighter on memory than previous operating systems. Accordint to Apple’s Craig Federighi, the team has spent more than a year to perfect High Sierra.
Lot of Apple’s applications have been revamped to make them more reliable, fast and light. Firstly, the Safari Browser gets the tag of being the fastest web browser, especially in terms of JacaScript performance. It is claimed to be upto 80% faster than Google Chrome. It will also block auto-playing videos and use machine learning to identify cross-site trackers which will make it difficult for advertiser to track the user easily across different sites.
“macOS High Sierra delivers important forward-looking technologies and new opportunities for developers wanting to tap into the power of machine learning and create immersive VR content on the Mac,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.
Apple’s File System is now being replaced with the Hierarchical File System which will make it much more stable and speedy. The Photos App also gets an overhaul making it much more than just a photo management application. The application will make better use of machine leaning to improve face recognition, and hence sorting. The built-in Mail also uses less space than before.
With this update, Apple also wants to make the OS look much better, for which they announced Metal 2 – a new version of their graphics technology. Metal will also be getting VR support. Apple Pay also makes its way to macOS.