Today Apple released the final version of macOS 10.13 High Sierra. The new version of the system contains many minor changes aimed at improving its performance.
The changes include support for the Apple file system, which first appeared on devices with iOS with the iOS 10.3 release in March this year. The new system has been optimized to replace the outdated HFS system.
Another important change is support for H.265 video (HEVC). However, it will only be available on Macs with Intel Core 6th Gen and newer processors.
Apple has also made some changes to Safari, adding 'smart tracking protection' that prevents sites from tracking your activity using machine learning. The Reader mode has also been improved, and the browser can now automatically disable autoplay for videos.
macOS High Sierra is compatible with all Macs that support macOS 10.12 Sierra. These include:
- MacBook – 2009 and newer
- iMac – 2009 and newer
- MacBook Air / Pro – 2010 and newer
- Mac mini and Mac Pro – 2010 and newer
You can upgrade to High Sierra through the Updates tab on Mac App Store. Downloading can take a long time now, as many users will update the system in the first hours. So it's best to wait a couple of hours before updating your Mac.