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Apple’s MacOS High Sierra Is Now In Public Beta, Here's How To Install It

By Monica U Santos , Jun 30, 2017 10:09 AM EDT
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MacOS High Sierra includes the Metal 2 graphics API, which supports VR and external GPUs, and the new HEVC and HEIF video and image formats which have also been added to the upcoming version of iOS. (Photo : Cult of Mac/YouTube)

Apple recently launched the public beta of its very own MacOS High Sierra. The operating system is now available to download but Apple and tech critics warned all Apple Mac users to be ready to face the possible risks and breakages. 

MacOS High Sierra Beta Tweaks

According to The Verge, the final version of Apple's MacOS High Sierra might launch this fall. The dangerous and possibly most interesting part of this version of OS is the new APFS file system, which substitutes the HFS+ as the new default. HFS Plus of HFS+ served as the primary file system of all the variant of macOS. For the past betas of High Sierra, there's always been an option to stick with HFS+ when installing.

Aside from that, Apple also includes to the beta of MacOS High Sierra the Metal 2 graphics application program interface or API, which supports virtual reality and external GPUs. It can also provide great quality on the new HEVC and HEIF video, as well as image formats, which have been added to the most anticipated version of iOS for iPhones and iPads. Some of the user-facing improvements introduce tweaks to applications such as Safari, Photos, as well as Siri.

How To Install MacOS High Sierra Beta

Apple has released the public beta of its MacOS High Sierra, which means that a user doesn't need a developer account in order to test this version. To those Apple users who want to install the new High Sierra, Apple ID is the only thing needed, CNET claimed.

To start with, download the MacOSHigh Sierra Public Beta. Second, launch the installer and follow the given instructions. After it installs, launch the Mac App Store with MacOS High Sierra. If it doesn't automatically head back to Apple's beta site, go back to step 3 and click the link provided for View the MacOS public beta in the Mac App Store. Click the Download button on the Mac App Store to install the public beta.

 

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