Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS High Sierra to Developers

Apple has just seeded the first beta of macOS High Sierra, the newest operating system for the Mac, to developers. Apple had unveiled the software at its WorldWide Developers Conference earlier today, which includes a number of new features and improvements.

macOS High Sierra builds on the features introduced with macOS Sierra and introduces new core storage, video, and graphics technology. macOS High Sierra supports the new Apple File System (APFS) and High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), plus it introduces an updated version of Metal with VR support.

Photos is gaining a new sidebar that makes it easier to access editing tools and albums, plus there are new editing options like Curves and Selective Color, and it supports external editing apps like Photoshop and Pixelmator.

There are improvements to Safari, including speed improvements and a new feature that blocks tracking data, Siri on the Mac has expanded music capabilities and a new more natural voice, and Spotlight has been updated with flight status information.

The new beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center, and once installed, subsequent betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

Apple plans on releasing the public beta version of macOS High Sierra in late June. macOS High Sierra will be available later this fall as a free software update from the MacApp Store.

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