Apple debuted the newest version of MacOS on Monday - here's what's new

Elizabeth Williams
June 6, 2017

Apple's Photos app also includes interface enhancements including a new sidebar as well as better filters in search. All beta tester will get the update later this month through the beta tester program and the final version will ship free for all Sierra compatible Macs later on this fall.

But Apple will not just improve apps in High Sierra.

Tim Cook welcomes developers from 75 different countries to WWDC 2017. Apple traditionally releases macOS after iOS, which leads to October in most cases. This will be the standard used from High Sierra onwards. Apple is providing developers with $100 towards a HTC Vive headset to use for VR purposes. Remember, VR and AR apps need heavy GPU power, so we're not surprised to hear Apple announce is doubling down. If you are running macOS Sierra, your computer will support High Sierra. John Knoll, chief creative officer and visual effects supervisor of Industrial Light and Magic, came on stage to show off the results of creating VR games using the device and software.

Safari is faster. With High Sierra, Apple claims its Safari web browser is faster than all the competition in various benchmarks.

Federighi absolutely slammed through the macOS updates today, but it feels to some extent like an update that is all about refinement rather than major new consumer-facing features.

Safari also brings more customization to the browsing experience, including settings centered around content blockers, Reader, and more. Additionally, Safari now has Autoplay Blocking with Safari, to avoid annoying surprise video ads in browsers. It also has "Intelligent tracking prevention" to make sure websites aren't invading your privacy and revealing your history. Furthermore, Photos includes faces syncing across all Apple devices. This latest version of the operating system that runs on Macs and MacBooks comes with a number of great new features. Photos now supports external editors, so Photoshop, Pixelmator and other apps can launch directly within Photos, with edits saved back to the Photos library. Expanded physical printing options are also being introduced, like third-party photo printing options.

Apple today announced the latest update for its desktop operating system.

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