It is completely 64-bit, has native encryption, crash protection, instant file and directory cloning, fast directory sizing, and parallelised metadata operations.
According to Epic Games, support for Metal 2 and "wideranging" Mac optimisations will ship in Unreal Engine 4.18 binary tools, starting with previews in September and with the full release in early October. This all seems to work only in the beta version of macOS High Sierra, which is now available.
Which Macs will run MacOS High Sierra?What this means in reality is that upcoming Apple computers can power high-end virtual reality headsets. The new version of macOS will support VR technology, as well as an external GPU.
"With partners like Apple, Google, Intel and dozens more, we will continue to make Vive the best VR platform for consumers, developers and enterprises alike". Support will be offered by SteamVR, which is already available in a beta version. The update to macOS is called High Sierra - cue puns, Federighni - and will bring updates to nearly all aspects of the OS.
High Sierra is available now for developers.
In macOS High Sierra, you'll notice changes to the Photos app. Photo App has picked up new editing tools including Curves, contrasts and an ability to edit individual colors.
Photos Upgrades includes better face recognition that syncs across devices.
Metal 2 is coming to make gaming on Apple's Mac OS computers better. Edit view is redesigned and for the first time Photos will support 3rd party extensions.