Connect with us


4 Reasons Not to Install macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 & 10 Reasons You Should



Install if You Need Better Security

Install if You Need Better Security

If security is important to you, then you will want to install macOS High Sierra. Apple includes a ton of security fixes in this update and will continue to add security patches.

Yes, macOS High Sierra had a major root user issue that compromised security and Apple had to fix it twice, but it is now fixed. 

The macOS 10.13.2 update also fixes Spectre and Meltdown problems that you've heard about during this last week. Everyone should install this update to protect your computer. 

We also learned that Apple is adding a new feature that will check the Mac firmware weekly to see if there are any security issues and let you know if there are any problems. This message won't appear unless there is something wrong, and if there is you can see what you should do. 

Users who are already on a version of macOS High Sierra, should make sure they install the new Security Update 2017-001 which fixes a major issue with security. Anyone who is on High Sierra needs to install this as soon as possible. 

If you are using a Hackintosh or a are making your Mac Pro look like a newer model, you may not want to update until we know more about this, but for the average user macOS High Sierra brings a lot of security fixes. 



  1. German

    11/13/2017 at 8:54 am

    What would it be a really old Mac? I have a MacBook Pro late 2011.. would it be this a really old one?

    • JackDanielJenkins

      03/09/2018 at 7:25 pm

      Same question – I have a MacBook Pro Retina (Late 2013)

      Seems anything over 3 months old is considered “really old” these days.

  2. Morten Carlsen

    12/13/2017 at 1:50 pm

    Every time I come here to read about Apple (I find this site via Google) I never get a straight answer nor opinion.

    Not once do you ever dare to call the child by its name.

    Are you afraid of Apple ?

  3. Prudencio Mendez Jr

    05/31/2018 at 7:39 am

    Trouble with the version 10.13.4 and Safari and the slowness never seen before. I hope Apple is aware that they NEED to get a better version. I have had no problems with Firefox…

  4. Marikov

    08/24/2018 at 12:17 am

    Hey! I have MacBook pro retina 2015. Is that old?

  5. Victor

    08/27/2018 at 10:31 am

    Look at the upgrade requirements information. As I recall if your Mac is 2009 or later, you should be OK.


    11/11/2018 at 11:48 am

    After 50 years of writing software and managing software development programs, including operating systems, I would label the Mac high sierra software as junk software. I have version 10.13.6. Mac mail is nearly unworkable, and almost every operation leads to a spinning beachball.
    Come on, guys, just make one stable version of OSX that recaptures the Mac-feel of the operating system that drew us to Macs in the first place.

    • David Collins

      07/02/2019 at 10:16 pm

      Absolutely. Apple: have dancing girls careering across the screen if your sales manager imagines that’s what your 16- to 26-year old target customers want, but don’t forget, as you have done, that a lot of people actually depend on their systems WORKING, reliably, no glitches, no down-time while problems generated by your latest heap of increasingly-irrelevant software are sorted out. And glued-together hardware doesn’t impress all of us, either.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.