Apple’s macOS High Sierra Public Beta is Now Available

Apple has released the public beta for macOS High Sierra this afternoon, following the release of iOS 11 public beta earlier this week.

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While macOS High Sierra beta has been available for developers to test since day one of WWDC, now the public beta is available, which means consumers willing to try this pre-release can do so.

macOS High Sierra introduces Apple File System to the Mac for the first time, which brings “an advanced architecture that brings a new level of security and responsiveness.” Also new is HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding, also known as H.265) to bring up to 40% better compression for videos, plus Metal 2 for better graphics performance.

Other new features coming include an improved Photos app in macOS High Sierra also gets a revamp, with better editing tools, better organization, more support for third party apps, plus an improved People album.

Since this is beta software, consider installing it on a secondary machine instead of your main Mac, in case any bugs or issues arise.

Click here to sign up for the macOS High Sierra beta program.

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  • Bleep Bloop

    Any problems so far? I’m hesitant to try it out when it changes the file system completely.

  • Bleep Bloop

    I report no problems yet after upgrading. It’s not a terribly exciting update, to be honest.