If you’re an Apple user like me, you’ve seen the good, the bad, and the somewhat ugly when it comes to OSX. macOs High Sierra is to macOS Sierra what OSX Snow Leopard was to OSX Leopard: A mature, purposeful update, which focuses more on what’s under the hood than new features. It’s the type of update that trims the fat and perfects an already amazing operating system. Check out PCMag’s deep dive below for more information:


Apple File System (APFS) adds speed, reliability, and flexibility. Effortless upgrade from macOS Sierra. Safari blocks intrusive tracking by advertisers and silences noisy web pages. Powerful new Photos app features.


New file system doesn’t yet update Fusion or HDDs. Siri produces different results from the results of queries typed into macOS’s keyboard-based Spotlight. Limited gaming options compared with Windows. Some apps not yet updated for compatibility.

Bottom Line

macOS High Sierra is a mature, powerful, and easy-to-use operating system. Its biggest improvement this year is under the hood, with a new file system, but it gets plenty of visible improvements too, including major updates to the Photos app.

High Sierra, Apple’s newest version of the macOS desktop operating system does exactly what an operating system upgrade should do: It makes your system faster, safer, and more reliable, while adding some welcome but unobtrusive conveniences. It lets you use your system exactly as you did before, without climbing a learning curve. The biggest changes from macOS Sierra are invisible technical changes that go to the heart of your system—the file system that underlies everything on your disk. Apple does a superb job of making its new APFS file system fully compatible with the old one, so any app that can run on an HFS+ disk will also run on an APFS disk. That said, there are plenty of changes you can see too, most notably in the substantially updated Photos app.

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