1. WWDC 2017: Apple High Sierra is the new version of macOS; here’s what’s new

WWDC 2017: Apple High Sierra is the new version of macOS; here’s what’s new

Apple WWDC 2017: Apple's MacOS Sierra is being ‘perfected’ and will be called macOS High Sierra, the Cupertino giant announced at the Worldwide Developers' Conference.

By: | Updated: June 5, 2017 11:56 PM
With the new version of Apple macOS Sierra OS, Apple has promised to be more secure, quicker, and help apps use less storage than ever.

Apple WWDC 2017: Apple’s MacOS Sierra is being ‘perfected’ and will be called macOS High Sierra, the Cupertino giant announced at the Worldwide Developers’ Conference. The new operating system will be available as a developer beta from today itself. It will come in public beta later in June, and it will roll out globally for free later this year. During the event, Apple’s senior vice president of software Craig Federighi said, “We talked to the guys and they said ‘this might be misconstrued,’ but they also said this name is fully baked.” With the new version of Apple macOS Sierra OS, Apple has promised to be more secure, quicker, and help apps use less storage than ever. The Cupertino has also unveiled a new version of Metal, the company’s graphics technology, and will be called as Metal 2. The biggest advantage of this upgrade to Metal is that macOS will now be able to support Virtual Reality.

A major part of MacOS will be the company’s own File System which will replace the usual Hierarchical File System. Apple has claimed that its own file system will be more secure and stable. Also, it will be a lot faster. Federighi said that when it comes to performance, the internet browser Safari’s JavaScript performance will be a whopping 80 percent faster than even Google Chrome. This, if it happens will be a big news in the tech world. The browser on macOS High Sierra will also get some security upgrades. Safari will be using Artificial Intelligence to select and block ad trackers when users browse the internet. Additionally, the Mail application will take up a massive 35 percent less space than it does usually. Apple is even upgrading the Photos app, and the new feature appears to be close to a Photoshop experience.

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Apple is hosting its WWDC 2017 keynote in San Jose, California. The big Apple event started today and will go on until June 9. Apple is pushing through tonnes of device updates at this event. The entire iMac range has been refreshed with better displayed, graphics and RAM. Apple is also updating its MacBook Pro, MacBook lineup.

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