Apple Support Document Details Older Pro App Incompatibilities with macOS High Sierra

Apple has alerted some owners of its pro applications that older versions of the software might no be compatible with the upcoming macOS High Sierra.

According to a new report from MacRumors, Apple has begun sending out notification emails to many of its customers, informing them of impending incompatibilities of pro apps with macOS High Sierra.

“Our records show that you may be using applications included in Logic Studio,” reads the email. “We wanted to share some important compatibility information about these applications and macOS High Sierra, which will be available this fall.”

“Older versions of Apple pro music applications – including applications in Logic Studio – will not launch on a computer running macOS High Sierra,” the email continues.

“New versions of Apple pro music applications – including Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 – are compatible with macOS High Sierra. You can purchase these applications on the App Store.”

According to the document, the following versions of pro apps are compatible with the macOS High Sierra update:

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 or later
  • Motion 5.3.2 or later
  • Compressor 4.3.2 or later
  • Logic Pro X 10.3.1 or later
  • MainStage 3.3 or later

The High Sierra update to macOS is intended as a refinement of macOS Sierra, much like Snow Leopard was to Leopard. Improvements shown at Apple’s WWDC keynote include Safari refinements, Photos speed enhancements, the inclusion of Apple’s APFS, H.265 support, and Metal 2. Any computer capable of running Sierra will be able to upgrade to High Sierra.

Check out the support document here.