Created: 01 November 2017
mac OS High Sierra 10.13.1 Build 17B48 Multilingual |
Name: Mac OS High Sierra
Version: 10.13.1 Build 17B48
Language: Multilingual (including Spanish)
Includes: Pre-Activation (install and ready)
Requires: OS X 10.8 or higher
With MacOS High Sierra, Mac users have new base storage technologies, graphics and video. A new file system guarantees more efficient and stable storage, and support for high-performance video encoding (HEVC) allows for impressive 4K resolution with smaller file sizes. Metal 2 makes it possible to create virtual reality content, superior performance and much more. The Core ML development environment facilitates the creation of apps with powerful automatic learning that predicts, learns and becomes smarter with use. macOS High Sierra also includes a number of improvements for the apps that Mac users use every day, including Photos and Safari.
"macOS High Sierra is an important update that makes the Mac more capable and responsive, and it lays the foundation for future innovations," said Craig Federighi, Apple Software's senior vice president of Software Engineering. "High Sierra incorporates new virtual reality technologies, high-efficiency video streaming and advances in storage technology, among others, and apps like Photos, Safari, Mail and Notes have also been improved, so users have even more reasons to fall in love with the Mac. "
Apple File System
The Apple File System is a new advanced storage architecture that offers an expandable base compatible with new features and future storage technologies for Mac.
The Apple File System offers compatibility with the latest high capacity storage devices and provides higher performance, security and reliability.
Thanks to the Apple File System, the usual operations such as copying files and directories are completed instantly.
The data is safe from power outages and system crashes thanks to advanced data integrity capabilities.
The Apple File System works on all Macs with 100% flash internal storage. The compatibility with Mac systems that incorporate Fusion Drive and hard drives will be available later in the form of an update.
Compatibility with HEVC, a high-efficiency video coding standard
HEVC allows users to view video files in 4K with maximum quality while requiring 40% less storage space than the current H.264 standard. 1
With HEVC, Apple allows streaming video with 4K quality in networks where only HD format was previously possible. 2
The hardware acceleration of the new iMac and MacBook Pro allows the encoding and playback in HEVC with great speed and efficiency.
Developers such as Adobe, Blackmagic Design, GoPro and others have joined Apple in the adoption of the HEVC standard.
Metal 2 is an advanced graphics technology from Apple and the fastest and most efficient way to harness the power of the Mac's GPU.
Metal 2 allows cutting-edge experiences such as machine learning used in speech recognition, natural language processing and artificial vision.
Metal 2 incorporates an improved API and performance that helps developers like Unity, Epic, Valve and Pixelmator to accelerate their next apps.
With the combination of Thunderbolt 3 and Metal 2, the most demanding Mac users have access to very powerful external GPUs.
With Core ML, Apple puts the potential of machine learning in the hands of all developers so they can create new types of apps.
Core ML takes full advantage of Metal and Accelerate, offering great power, speed and efficiency in machine learning operations such as artificial vision, natural language and compatibility with convolutional and recurrent neural networks.
The computation and the processing through Core ML are done in the device itself, so that the data and the confidentiality of the users are respected.
Developers are already using Core ML to improve apps like Pixelmator Pro, which uses machine learning to detect and analyze some of the features of images and create smart editing solutions.
macOS High Sierra incorporates support for the creation of virtual reality content for the first time, allowing developers to create fascinating games and 3D content and virtual reality on the Mac.
Leading companies in virtual reality are collaborating with Apple to promote innovation on the Mac with features that will be available later this year.
Valve is optimizing its SteamVR platform for macOS and connecting HTC Vive glasses, while Unity and Epic are taking their virtual reality development tools to macOS.
Later this year, Final Cut Pro X will support 360-degree virtual reality processes with the ability to import, edit and export 360-degree video on the Mac.
Update of Photos
The renewed sidebar is always active, and there are new filters and selection tools to organize the images quickly and easily.
The editing interface is updated with new and powerful tools such as Curves, to adjust the contrast to detail, or Selective Color, to make changes in a specific color range.
Now Live Photos can be touched up with fun effects, such as Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure, and users can also choose a different key photo.
Editing apps like Photoshop, Pixelmator and others can be opened from Photos, and changes are saved in the photo library.
Thanks to the support for extensions of third-party projects, you can access printing and publishing services from Shutte Shutterfly, WhiteWall, Wix, ifolor, Mimeo and Mpix directly from the app.
Improvements in other apps:
Safari prevents automatic playback of multimedia content with sound in the browser, and the Reader can automatically open the articles in a simple and clear format.
The intelligent anti-tracking system detects and eliminates cookies and other data used by advertisers that monitor traffic between sites to help the user navigate with privacy.
Siri responds with a more natural voice on the Mac and learns the user's music preferences, creates custom playlists and answers questions about Apple Music data.
The Touch Bar of the MacBook Pro shows new options in the control strip, an improved color selector and more video controls.
Notes incorporates simple tables that allow the user to type in cells, make changes, and move the rows and columns of the site.
Spotlight offers information on the status of flights, including departure and arrival times, delays, boarding gates, terminals and even an interactive map with the flight's trajectory.