As we know from the keynote, High Sierra is “fully baked” as Craig said. Starting off with the first new big feature in the Safari application.
The fastest web browser, on Mac and Windows compared to all the other popular web browsers! The first new feature – Autoplay Blocking. This will allow you to always control the autoplay videos on videos, allowing you to manually play/pause the video if needed. It detects sites that autoplay video and blocks playback. Safari now also has Intelligent Tracking Prevention, using machine learning to identify trackers, and protecting your privacy.
The next thing is Mail. Mail now has split-view compose window abilities, to allow for a much better experience whilst composing an email – making it far more efficient.
Now, let’s talk about Photos. Alongside facial recognition, there is now a far more advanced editing software in Photos. Any edits you make in the Photos application, are directly synced to popular other photo editors such as Photoshop.
The Mac file system has its roots in HFS from 30 years ago. A lot has changed since then. Our storage is a billion times larger. It’s time for a more modern file system. I’m pleased to announce we’re bringing the Apple File System (APFS) to macOS High Sierra as our new default file system on Mac. The Apple File System is going to be the new default for data structures in macOS!
Apple also went ahead and announced Metal 2. Boasting new optimizations and APIs. Up to 10x better draw call throughput. Metal is also coming to VR! Steam VR SDK is coming to Mac!
Developer Update available today! Public Beta available in Late June.