The macOS High Sierra update delivers new features to your Mac and upgrades some of the existing features from macOS Sierra so that you can do more with the computer you have. With the macOS 10.13.1 update you get new emojis and security features worth upgrading for as well.
The full macOS High Sierra release arrived in September, but came with many problems. With macOS 10.13.1 Apple aims to fix those and convince more users to upgrade to macOS High Sierra. Keep in mind the macOS High Sierra install takes a while to complete if you are coming from macOS Sierra.
Apple’s macOS High Sierra comes as a free upgrade to all Apple computers that support macOS Sierra. The High Sierra update is packed full of important upgrades that will allow you to do more with your photos, browse the web better and with the right computers even explore Virtual Reality on your Mac.
Under the hood, Apple is switching up the way your Mac stores files to supercharge the speed of copying and moving files and taking new steps to better secure your privacy while browsing online.
If you have a MacBook with limited storage, and let’s be honest most of us do, you’ll benefit from new space saving techniques that will keep your videos looking great, but that will take up less space. It also helps your Mac work better with your iPhone and iPad on iOS 11.
These are the new macOS High Sierra features and how they compare to macOS Sierra when applicable.