Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update to Address Security Flaws, Bugs

Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update on Thursday. The update fixes two important security flaws, one of which was just recently publicized. It also addresses three relatively minor bugs in macOS High Sierra.

macOS High Sierra

Apple’s patch notes for macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update

This supplemental update includes improvements to the the stability, reliability and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all macOS High Sierra users. This update:

  • Improves installer robustness
  • Fixes a cursor graphic bug when using Adobe InDesign
  • Resolves an issue where email messages couldn’t be deleted from Yahoo accounts in Mail

Security patch notes for macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update

StorageKit

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13
Impact: A local attacker may gain access to an encrypted APFS volume
Description: If a hint was set in Disk Utility when creating an APFS encrypted volume, the password was stored as the hint. This was addressed by clearing hint storage if the hint was the password, and by improving the logic for storing hints.
CVE-2017-7149: Matheus Mariano of Leet Tech

Security

Available for: macOS High Sierra 10.13
Impact: A malicious application can extract keychain passwords
Description: A method existed for applications to bypass the keychain access prompt with a synthetic click. This was addressed by requiring the user password when prompting for keychain access.
CVE-2017-7150:Patrick Wardle of Synack

New downloads of macOS High Sierra 10.13 include the security content of the macOS High Sierra 10.13 Supplemental Update.

The update is a 923.4MB download at the link above for the standalone installer. As of this writing, I’m not seeing the update in Software Update, but it will likely appear later in the day.

macOS 10.13 High Sierra problems: how to fix them

If you are experiencing macOS 10.13 High Sierra problems, then you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve put together a list of fixes for the most common macOS High Sierra issues.

If you have encountered any macOS High Sierra problems, then this guide should show you how to fix them. Due to how new macOS High Sierra is, we may not have covered all of the problems, but we will continue to update this guide as new issues are reported.

If you’ve encountered a macOS High Sierra problem that we haven’t covered, follow and tweet us and we’ll do what we can to find a solution.

From macOS High Sierra installation problems, to security risks and issues with making apps work, read on to find out how to fix the most common macOS High Sierra problems.

macOS High Sierra won’t download

A common macOS High Sierra problem at the moment is that macOS 10.13 begins to download, but then it pauses along with an error message that says “macOS High Sierra download has failed”.

Another common macOS High Sierra download problem shows the error message: “Installation of macOS could not continue. Installation requires downloading important content. That content can’t be downloaded at this time. Try again later.”

There are a few reasons why you may get this problem. It may be because a lot of people are trying to download macOS High Sierra at the same time. If this is the issue, try again later to see if the download now works.

It may also be worth switching from a Wi-Fi connection to an Ethernet cable, to ensure your internet connection is as reliable as possible.

If you’re still having problems downloading macOS High Sierra, try to find the partially-downloaded macOS 10.13 files and a file named ‘Install macOS 10.13’ on your hard drive. Delete them, then reboot your Mac and try to download macOS High Sierra again.

If you still have a problem downloading macOS High Sierra, open up the App Store, click ‘View My Account’ and see if there is anything in the ‘Unfinished Downloads’ section. You may be able to restart the download from there.

Finally, try logging out of the Store to see if that restarts the download.

macOS High Sierra install problems

If you’re having problems installing macOS High Sierra, first make sure you check out our how to download and install macOS 10.13 High Sierra guide, which will take you through the steps you need to take to safely install the new operating system.

If the macOS High Sierra download completes, but there’s no prompt for the installation to continue, then search in your Mac’s application folder for a file called ‘Install macOS 10.13’. Double-click the file to begin installation.

You also need to make sure that there is enough hard drive space on your Mac, otherwise the macOS High Sierra install will fail.

To fix the macOS High Sierra problem where the installation fails due to low disk space, restart your Mac and press CTL + R while it’s booting to enter the Recover menu. Select ‘Disk boot’ to boot normally, then remove any files you no longer need.

If you’re struggling to free up disk space, look out for hidden Time Machine files that may be taking up large amounts of space.

Once you have freed up enough space, retry the installation.

If macOS High Sierra encounters a problem at the end of installation, and then shows an error message, restart your Mac and press Command + Option + R on your keyboard while the Mac boots to start up the recovery system over the Internet. You can also try Shift + Option + Command + R.

If your Mac continues to fail to boot, follow Apple’s instructions on creating an external Mac startup disk.

It may be worth restarting your Mac in Safe Mode, then trying to install macOS 10.13 High Sierra from there to fix the problem.

Mac won’t start after installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra

If you’ve installed macOS High Sierra, but your Mac won’t start, then restart your Mac and hold down Command, Option, P and R, which will reset the NVRAM (non-volatile RAM).

Hold the keys down until the computer restarts and you hear the startup chime for the second time. Release the keys after you hear the second startup chime. The PRAM will be reset as well.

While in Safe Mode, run Disk Utility to see if that will fix any macOS High Sierra boot problems.

For other ways to fix a Mac that won’t start, check out our guides how to Use OS X boot options to troubleshoot your Mac and how to fix a Mac that won’t start.

macOS 10.13 High Sierra keeps logging you out

Some people have been reporting a problem where macOS High Sierra keeps randomly logging them out of their Mac.

It’s annoying, but the good news is there’s a number of fixes for this High Sierra problem.

First of all, go to Preferences > Security & Privacy > Advanced, and uncheck the box where it says ‘Log out after… minutes of inactivity’.

In the Security & Privacy window, click ‘General’ and uncheck the box ‘Require password after sleep or screen saver begins’. Remember the security implications of this, however.

If macOS High Sierra is logging you out while you’re using Chrome, try opening up the Chrome web browser and going to the settings. At the bottom of the screen click ‘Advanced’, then turn off hardware acceleration.

Apps won’t work in macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Another common macOS High Sierra problem is that some apps no longer work once you’ve upgraded to the new operating system.

This is especially common if you are using older programs. If you find that an app you used to use no long works in macOS 10.13 High Sierra, the first thing you should do is check to make sure have downloaded and installed any recent updates to the software.

You should also check the website of the software. This may contain updates or advice for getting your hardware to run.

If your software is very outdated, it may no longer be compatible with macOS High SIerra. If that’s the case, you should consider buying a newer version, or finding an alternative.

What apps don’t work with macOS 10.13 High Sierra?

Here’s a list of some of the apps that don’t currently work on macOS High Sierra. If you use them, consider upgrading to a newer version.

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4: Update to the latest version of Final Cut Pro
  • Motion 5.3.2: Update to the latest version of Motion
  • Compressor 4.3.2: Update to the latest version of Compression
  • Logic Pro X 10.3.1: Update to the latest version of Logic
  • MainStage 3.3: Update to the latest version of MainStage
  • Adobe Photoshop CS4: Adobe has said it is not making sure this app is working in High Sierra, so best upgrade to the latest version to make sure.

Mac runs slowly after macOS High Sierra upgrade

If your Mac is running noticeably slower after upgrading, there are a number of things you can try to speed up macOS High Sierra and fix any problems that are slowing it down.

First of all, try restarting your Mac to see if that helps. If it doesn’t, force-quit any apps that appear to be taking up a lot of RAM. You can identify these by using Activity Monitor (in /Applications/Utilities) to establish what apps and processes are using up the most CPU or RAM. Its CPU tab lists active processes, with a real-time view of what’s going on.

To force-quit an item, click it in the Activity Monitor list, click the X at the left of the toolbar, then confirm you want to force-quit.

Also delete the cache. Open the Finder window, select ‘Go’ from the top menu and select ‘Go to Folder’.

In the text box that appears type /Library/Caches

Remove the data from inside every folder. Now repeat the process with /Library/Caches (without the symbol). Running the Repair Disk tool from within Disk Utility may also help, and for more solutions check out our  guide. 

macOS High Sierra battery problems

Has the battery life of your MacBook become shorter since installing macOS High Sierra? 

This is a common complaint at the moment, so you can check to see what’s causing the battery drain in macOS High Sierra by opening up the Finder, then going to  Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor > Energy.

From there you’ll see a graph with how much energy the programs you are running are taking up. If it’s a lot, you may want to check to see if there is an update to make the software run better in macOS High Sierra.

You may also want to uninstall the program and use an alternative.

Turning off location services, or stopping unnecessary animations and graphical effects in macOS High SIerra can also help prolong battery life.

For more advice, visit our how to improve your MacBook’s battery guide, and watch our video below.

macOS High Sierra password security problems

We recently reported that there is a major flaw in macOS High Sierra puts your passwords at risk. The exploit was discovered by Patrick Wardle, chief security researcher at ‎Synack, and also affects earlier versions of macOS, and it can be delivered by an unsigned app.

Apple should be working on a fix to this rather serious problem, but for now you should be extra careful when installing apps, and make sure that you only download them from trusted sources such as the App Store. We will update this section when Apple releases an official fix.

Apple dates macOS 10.13 High Sierra, iOS 11, and watchOS 4

Apple has officially dated the launch of its next operating system iterations: MacOS 10.13 High Sierra will now launch on September 25th, preceded by mobile-centric iOS 11 and watchOS 4 on September 19th – both of which come with next-generation hardware to boot.

The follow-up to last year’s macOS 10.12 Sierra launch, which brought with it a shift from the name OS X back to the classic macOS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra is more evolution than revolution. As well as tweaks to the included software – in particular a boost to Safari which sees it outperform rival Chrome by 80 percent for common JavaScript workloads, Apple has claimed – High Sierra includes the new Apple File System (APFS) to replace the outdated Hierarchical File System Plus (HFS+). The new standard filesystem across all Apple devices, APFS includes a range of improvements including on-the-fly compression, speed improvements, and creates hard links by default instead of copying the contents of files.

Other improvements in macOS 10.13 High Sierra include Metal 2.0, the latest version of Apple’s low-level graphics API, and support for the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) H.265 – though hardware acceleration is only available on newer Apple hardware, with older devices relying on software-driven playback even after installing the final release of High Sierra.

At the same time Apple announced launch dates for iOS 11 and watchOS 4, the former running across the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple TV families of devices and the latter running on Apple’s smartwatch range as well as driving the Touch Bar integrated into the company’s latest MacBook laptops. For iOS 11, there’s the unsurprising launch of a new iPhone: the iPhone X, which includes 64GB or 256GB of storage, a high dynamic range (HDR) 2,436 x 1,125 pixel 5.8″ display, and Apple’s latest ARM-based 64-bit A11 ‘Bionic’ processor with integrated ‘Neural Engine’ and M11 motion-sensing co-processor. For those baulking at the £1,000-plus price tag associated with the new iPhone X, though, there’s also the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which drop to lower-resolution non-HDR displays but include the same A11 processor. Apple also announced a new Apple TV boasting 4K playback capabilities.

Smartwatch fans, meanwhile, have been offered the Apple Watch Series 3 – a device which borrows a trick Chinese smartwatch companies have been using for years and embeds a SIM card directly into the device allowing it access to LTE data networks without being tethered to a smartphone. The Apple Watch Series 3 will run the new watchOS 4 as standard, of course, which will also be released onto previous Apple Watch devices.

macOS 10.13 High Sierra: our 12 most anticipated features

The next version of macOS, dubbed High Sierra, is in part about laying groundwork for the future – or bringing the Mac into line with other platforms, depending on how you look at it. For starters, it will follow in the footsteps of iOS 10.3 by replacing the Mac’s aging file system with Apple File System (APFS). Apple says this has performance and security benefits, and will enable further innovation for the future.

Like iOS 11, High Sierra adds support for HEVC, enabling up to 40% better compression of video you’re working with. Playback of 4K HEVC video requires at least a sixth-generation (Skylake) Intel Core processor, though.

Apple’s modern graphics API, Metal, reaches version 2, and adds capabilities needed by virtual reality content creators, plus support for external graphics cards on some Macs. There’s more to High Sierra than technological changes behind the scenes, though. Here are our highlights.

1. No more intrusive online audio

Apple’s aware that online video that automatically plays when you land on or scroll down a page is irritating, and sometimes embarrassing. Safari deals with that by stopping videos that include audio from playing in the first place. Of course, you can tell the browser to make exceptions if you want to.

2. Improved privacy from trackers

Apple’s machine learning initiative is applied in Safari to stop your online activity being tracked and used to target you with tailored content that isn’t always beneficial. Time will tell how effective this is; similar initiatives are often circumvented by websites.

3. Custom site settings

Safari has previously provided the ability to adjust the default zoom level for all sites. Apple has recognised that you may want to use different settings for specific sites, so you can tell Safari to automatically use the Reader view for pages that it supports, what a site’s page zoom percentage should be, whether a site can autoplay video, and whether to prompt you or provide automatic access to your cam, mic, and location.

4. Find emails more quickly

Mail’s search feature can feel a little rudimentary at times, so the new version adds an important feature to help you pinpoint an important old message: it highlights likely matches, or Top Hits, above all other search results. These rankings take into account things like messages you’ve read and your designated VIPs, and the algorithm learns as you use it – machine learning once again!

5. Keep important notes in sight

The functionality of the Notes app has grown considerably in recent years, and you may no longer feel the need to use third-party alternatives such as Evernote. But the more you use Notes, the more likely it is that important stuff will get lost among the many items you create – so in High Sierra you can pin those notes to the top of the app.

6. Share files from iCloud drive

We’ve been hoping for this feature ever since Apple discontinued MobileMe and iDisk, the predecessors of iCloud and iCloud Drive. When you share a link with someone, they work on your original copy, which ought to reduce – and perhaps even eliminate – your need to send email attachments.

7. Once more, with feeling, Siri

Both High Sierra and iOS 11 include voices for Siri that sound more natural, with the ability to convey subtle inflection. This news is like music to our ears, and we’re hoping Apple can use this development to similarly enhance the Mac’s Text-to-Speech feature.

8. Tabular data in Notes

Got a few related figures to jot down and thinking Apple’s Numbers spreadsheet is overkill for the job? Or maybe you have other sets of data that are best summed up in a table. You can do all that in Notes now that it supports the creation of tables.

9. Live photos from FaceTime

The FaceTime app can save precious moments in calls as Live Photos, which are stored in your Photos library. Presumably to address privacy concerns, both people on a call receive a notification to tell them this has been done. This all sounds good, though we’re conscious of how short Live Photos are.

10. Share your iCloud storage

If you’re reluctant to pay for more iCloud storage for your family members, there’s great news. Soon you’ll have the ability to share a single plan among multiple people – though only if you choose a 200GB (£2.49/month) or 2TB (£6.99/month) plan. (In case you were wondering, Apple recently discontinued the 1TB plan, and reduced the price of the largest tier.)

11. Advanced photo editing

The Photos app continues to evolve, gaining powerful colour manipulation tools. Firstly, the app now has a Curves tool – as found in many professional image editing apps – enabling subtle contrast adjustments with just the tweak of a few points on a curve. There’s also a new Selective Colour tool for isolating and selecting where you want changes to be applied. But if all you want is to quickly make a picture more striking, colourful, or dramatic, there are new filters for that, too.

12. Third-party photo editors

It seems you’ll no longer be dependent on apps providing an extension in order to access their tools within Photos. When you choose an app from the Edit With menu and make changes to a picture using that app’s tools, your alterations are automatically saved back to your Photos library.

Apple releases second betas of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 to developers


 

Sixteen days after making the first releases available, Apple on Wednesday released second versions of its upcoming operating system refresh set to arrive this fall, with developers now able to access iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4, tvOS 11 and and Xcode 9.

The second iOS 11 beta, carrying build number 15A5304i, arrives with a host of improvements and bug fixes addressed during the more than week-long interval since the first test version dropped on June 5.

As expected, Apple’s next-generation mobile operating system appears to carry the most changes, with upgrades to Siri, Apple Pay, Photos and a general user interface revamp. Of note, Apple has fully activated “Do Not Disturb While Driving,” a feature previewed at Worldwide Developers Conference that could lower the number of automobile crashes due to in-car device use.

In addition, Apple fixed 3D Touch functionality as it applies to data detectors (phone numbers, dates, addresses and other assets), while addressing a number of issues with third-party apps.

With the new beta, Android Migration now works as intended, Bluetooth communication is more reliable and apps over 100MB can be downloaded over cellular. Apple also fixed a bevy of first-party app bugs and a Control Center quirk that in some cases prohibited Bluetooth radio control.

The macOS High Sierra update, dubbed build 17A291j, contains a number of refinements and other improvements like Apple File System integration, migration from H.264 to H.265, and Metal 2. The update resolves an issue that prevented enabling FileVault on APFS volumes, and Apple incorporated improvements to Messages, OpenCL, FileVault and other apps and services.

Developers evaluating watchOS 4 build 15R5307f gain access to the set of animated “Toy Story” watch faces Apple demoed onstage at WWDC. The update also fixes issues related to haptic feedback, music playback, location-based HomeKit triggers and Siri usability.

Finally, tvOS 11 beta 2 build 15J5310e addresses a host of home screen problems like text clipping and app icons. Issues that cropped with individual apps, like Music, have been resolved, while developers can more easily connect to an Apple TV for QuickTime screen recording.

TestFlight implementation has been streamlined across all platforms.

Registered devices can get the new beta releases through the Software Update feature, while stand-alone images are available through Apple’s Developers portal.

How to Make Bootable MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Beta Installer USB Drive

Making a MacOS High Sierra beta USB install drive

MacOS High Sierra 10.13 beta offers the createinstallmedia tool allowing for the creation of a macOS High Sierra bootable installer drive. Many advanced users prefer to install major Mac OS releases this way since it offers a single boot tool to partition, update, or install macOS from, and though it’s considered advanced it’s really not particularly complicated.

This tutorial will show you how to make a bootable macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta installer, the boot drive will work to update or install macOS 10.13 onto any High Sierra compatible Mac.

MacOS High Sierra Bootable USB Drive Requirements

Before getting started, you’ll need two things;

  • A USB flash drive (16GB or larger) you don’t mind formatting to become the High Sierra installer
  • The macOS High Sierra beta install application downloaded from the Mac App Store (direct link) and located in the /Applications/ folder

This guide shows how to create a macOS 10.13 beta installer with the current developer beta preview release, but the same principles will be true with the public beta when that is available as well.

How to Create macOS High Sierra Beta USB Install Drive

  1. Check to have “Install macOS 10.13 Beta.app” in the Applications folder of your Mac, this is where it defaults to download
  2. Connect the USB flash drive to the Mac, rename the drive to “HighSierra” for easy identification – remember the USB drive will be formatted and erased to become the High Sierra installer
  3. Open the Terminal application in Mac OS, located in /Applications/Utilities/
  4. Enter the following command syntax exactly:
  5. sudo /Applications/Install macOS 10.13 Beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/HighSierra --applicationpath /Applications/Install macOS 10.13 Beta.app --nointeraction &&say Boot drive created

  6. Hit return and enter the admin password (required by sudo)
  7. Let the High Sierra USB installer drive creation process complete, it will take a little bit

When finished the USB boot drive will be called “Install macOS 10.13 Beta” and it is ready to be used.

Booting from MacOS High Sierra Beta Installer Drive

With the High Sierra USB installer connected to the Mac, restart the computer ( Apple menu > Restart) and hold down the OPTION key. At the boot menu choose the macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta install from the boot loader screen where the installer will load.

From the bootable drive you can format, partition, update, or install macOS High Sierra beta easily. It’s generally recommended to install beta system software on a fresh new partition or a separate non-primary Mac entirely, and not update over an existing operating system. Beta system software is notoriously unreliable, unstable, and buggy, and is not fit for everyday use by most users.

Install macOS High Sierra beta via USB installer

Remember that updating a Mac to High Sierra (even the beta) will update the file system to APFS.

Always back up a Mac before updating or installing any system software.

Any questions, ideas, tips or tricks about making boot drives for MacOS High Sierra beta? Let us know in the comments below!

Download iOS 11 Beta 1, macOS 10.13 Beta 1 Now Available

Downloads of beta 1 for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11

Apple unveiled iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra 10.13 at WWDC, and while the final versions will not be available until the fall, users who are enrolled in the developer beta testing program can download the first beta releases now.

The first beta builds give developers an early look at some of the new features announced for the upcoming system software versions for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.


MacOS 10.13 High Sierra beta 1, iOS 11 beta 1, watchOS 4 beta 1, and tvOS 11 beta 1 are all available right away to users enrolled in the eligible developer beta testing programs.

Downloading iOS 11 Beta 1, MacOS 10.13 Beta 1

For iPhone, iPad, and Mac users with developer beta profiles installed on their devices, they will be able to get the beta update for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra right away through Settings app in iOS and App Store on the Mac.

Users can also get the developer beta profile here at developer.apple.com.

Always back up a device before installing beta software. The developer beta releases are notoriously buggy and are not recommended for anyone but advanced users to install onto secondary hardware.

Anyone can technically purchase a developer license to have access to developer software from Apple, though it is not recommended. Curious users are better off waiting until the public beta is available instead.

Where is iOS 11 Public Beta 1, and MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Public Beta 1?

Apple announced the iOS 11 public beta and macOS High Sierra public beta will debut to all interested users later in June. This means you will need a few weeks worth of patience before being able to install those beta updates on your compatible iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Most users are better off avoiding beta releases entirely and instead waiting until the final version of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra are released in the fall.

If you were enrolled to receive beta updates but opted out for betas for iOS or opted out of betas for MacOS, you would need to opt-in again and download the beta profiles again from the Apple Developer Center.

WWDC 2017 Hub/Live Blog: Apple expected to announce iOS 11, macOS 10.13, Siri Speaker, new iPad Pro and more

It’s WWDC day and it’s expected to be a big one. Apple is set to announce new versions of its software platforms, iOS 11, macOS 10.13, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4.

We are also expecting new Mac hardware, a 10.5-inch iPad Pro and the unveiling of a ‘Siri Speaker’ home voice assistant. There will probably be other surprises as well. The keynote kicks off at 10 AM PT — 9to5Mac will be covering the whole thing live.

Follow along below for our live blog of the WWDC 2017 keynote, news links, and coverage of all the announcements …

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We’ll be bringing full coverage of the lead up to the event, the main show and everything that happens after (like hands-on with the software betas). Here’s all the news from WWDC 2017:

WWDC 2017 News Hub

  • App Store listing for new ‘Files’ application appears prior to WWDC & iOS 11 unveil
  • Feedback app references ‘Drag and Drop’ feature as Apple readies iOS 11 announcements later today
  • Apple promotes WWDC 2017 with sponsored Snapchat filter
  • Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV & TV app later this summer
  • Apple announces watchOS 4 Apple Watch update
  • Apple unveils macOS ‘High Sierra’ w/ Safari improvements, APFS, more
  • Apple updates all iMacs with improved displays, Kaby Lake processors, more
  • Apple updating MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake, faster specs, new price; MacBook Air speed bump included
  • Apple teases upcoming Space Gray iMac Pro, ‘the most powerful Mac ever’
  • Apple launches Metal 2 Developer Kit with support for external graphics, VR headsets
  • Apple unveils iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad
  • High Sierra to be first version of macOS with support for virtual reality
  • Apple announces AirPlay 2 w/ multi-room support, new social features in Music, more
  • Apple announces ARKit for iOS 11
  • Apple announces new 10.5-inch iPad Pro with narrower side bezels, 120hz refresh rate display
  • Apple Pencil: Improved 20ms latency, mark up support in iOS 11, new case w/ storage slot
  • Professional photo editing app Affinity Photo now available on iPad for special introductory $19.99 price
  • Apple officially announces new HomePod speaker to ‘reinvent home music,’ coming in December for $349

 

Live blog: (refresh for updates) 

– That’s it. A monster WWDC 2017 keynote.

– Michelle Obama will join WWDC for a fireside chat on Tuesday.

– Press can get hands-on with the new iPads after the keynote. Developers can also get a go at the new hardware later in the day.

– Tim Cook back to close out the WWDC keynote. Everything they have announced today is shipping this year.

– HomePod costs $349, shipping in December in select countries.

– HomePod will act as a hub, like how the Apple TV works. This allows remote control all around the world.

– HomePod can control HomeKit devices, alarms, timers and much more.

– When you ask a Siri question, the top of the device lights up to display a waveform. Apple says the speaker array can pick up what you are saying even when you are across the room.

– Musicologist uses your Apple Music library to create automatic playlist of continuous music.

– You can setup 2 in one room and they will work together.

– It detects the space of the room that is in to make a large spacious sound. Schiller simulating the experience for the keynote attendees.

– HomePod controlled by Apple A8 chip. It performs real-time acoustic modelling, audio beam forming and more.

– It’s called ‘HomePod’.

– Apple’s speaker will be very loud, free from distortion. Spatial awareness, Musicologist, and more. The new speaker is coming later this year.

– Apple looking to do the best of speakers and smart speakers like Amazon Echo. ‘Breakthrough home speaker’ across many years.

– Apple introducing Music, its sixth segment. Apple wants to reinvent home music.

– “One last thing”

– iOS 11 is available to developers today; public beta later this month. Launching for real to everyone in the fall.

– When you take a screenshot, you can annotate it before sharing straight to Twitter or any other location in the Share Sheet.

– Toby Patterson is up to demo the new Apple Pencil features.

– Scan documents straight into Notes using the camera.

– Inline drawing for Notes. You can write straight over what you typed.

– OCR handwriting analysis for Notes.

– iOS 11 lets you markup PDFs and screenshots using your finger or Apple Pencil.

– You can tap and hold on apps in the Dock to find recent documents to drop straight into the main application.

– Files has a Recents view, a grid view and a list view. You can drag and drop files together. Files supports tagging as well as subfolders.

– Attachments from Mail can be dragged straight into the new Files app.

– Drag and Drop works as you expect. Pick up text and images from one side and let it go on the other. You can even drag across Spaces.

– Activate App Switcher by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. Spaces are preserved to keep two apps together whilst multitasking.

– New Files app reinvents Finder for the iPad, supporting iCloud Drive and many more third party services too.

– Gestural keyboard, flick up to get alternative characters.

– Drag and Drop content between multitasking apps.

– App Switcher is redesigned, kinda like Spaces on macOS.

– Pull an app out of the dock and place it onto the screen to launch Slideover.

– Now iOS 11 features for iPad. Dock can be summoned from anywhere and contain many more apps.

– Apple doubles memory of iPad, starting at 64 GB. Maximum storage goes up to 500 GB.

– New iPad Pro features same camera as iPhone 7.

– Demo of Affinity Photo app for iPad to highlight the 120hz display, performance and more.

– New 10.5-inch iPad and new 12.9-inch iPad use the Apple A10X Fusion chip, with up to 40% better performance.

– Apple launches 10.5-inch iPad with 120hz refresh rate display.

– Apple introducing new iPad announcements, pushing iPad further ever before. Joz on stage.

– iOS 11 in China: QR Code support, SMS fraud, traffic cameras and more.

– ARKit demo by ‘Wingnut AR’. Full battlefield mapped onto a table, using iPad to play the game.

– LEGO bringing new app that expands Batman logo onto a table. Move in the real world to see different perspectives on the battle. Pokemon GO enhanced with ARKit allows the ball to bounce along the ground.

– ARKit to become the largest AR platform in the world, powered by hundreds of millions of iPhones and iPads.

– Apple bringing ‘ARKit’ to iOS enabling developers to take advantage of augmented reality. This includes ways for apps to place virtual objects on a table in the real world. This includes interactive shadows.

– Federighi says Core ML on iPhone is 6x faster than Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8.

– Core Technologies update for iOS includes Metal 2, HEVC and machine learning. Machine learning is now easy for developers to incorporate into their apps. This includes a Vision API like face detection, Natural language API and more. This is wrapped into a framework called ‘Core ML’.

– New app pages highlight reviews, rating, videos and more. Reviews are more visible.

– Today view in the App Store is like Apple News for Apps. You can see stories about upcoming releases in Today. Apple has an editorial team making continuous content for apps.

– App Store has been redesigned. Looks like a magazine. New tabs: ‘Today, Games, Apps, Updates, Search’. In-app purchases surfaced alongside.

– Developers can now schedule calls, more TestFlight tesers and phased releases. This lets developers release app updates slowly to customer instead of all at once.

– 500 million visitors to the App Store, 180 billion App Store downloads to date, $70 billion paid to developers.

– Social features for Apple Music, including what Friends Are Listening To. MusicKit allows full access to the Apple Music service for developers.

– Multiroom audio ‘AirPlay 2’, requires new hardware or an Apple TV. Third party audio apps can support multi-room too.

– Do Not Disturb Whilst Driving will reply to contacts automatically to let them know you can’t answer yet.

– Do Not Disturb whilst driving. This means notifications are hidden automatically when you are in your car, based on Bluetooth and WiFi sensors.

– Maps adds detailed floor plans for malls and airports. Navigation now supports speed limit and lane guidance.

– iOS 11 Siri extends Memories into the Messages app.

– Live Photos can now create seamless loops based on machine learning.

– Lock Screen and Notification Center are integrated together.

– Control Center redesign, back to one page. Everything is arranged into a grid although it’s not clear where the organisation is.

– Photos app has upgraded Memories to recognise even more types of events. You can do portrait and landscape memories. Live Photos are editable.

– iOS 11 devices with two cameras result in improved image quality, improved low light, and more. There’s a Depth API of developers.

– iOS users take 1 trillion photos per year. Camera app updates include HEVC video quality, better compression. Apple is also replacing JPEG capture with HEIF — photos up to half the size.

– Siri Intelligence has been revamped. It learns about topics of interest, calendar appointments and more.

– SiriKit can now do more than ever with task management, banking, QR codes and more.

– Updated with more natural Siri voice in both male and female. There’s a UI improvement with new rounded bubbles. Siri can now translate from English to Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

– Person-to-person Apple Pay coming with iOS 11. It works like an Apple Pay app. Apple Pay cash card can be transferred to your bank. Available on iOS and Apple Watch.

– ‘Messages in iCloud’ saves all conversations into the cloud so you can restore them when you log in. You can now delete a bubble and it vanishes everywhere.

– iMessage apps are now visible in a horizontal row that you can scroll through.

– Apple is turning it up to 11 with iOS 11. Craig Federighi is revealing it.

– Tim back to introduce iOS 11. 86% of customers are running iOS 10.

– Starts at $4999, so it isn’t cheap but Apple says it is good value for what’s inside.

– iMac Pro can deliver up to 22 teraflops computation power, Radeon Vega graphics. You can configure it with up to 128 GB ECC RAM. 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. Coming in December.

– Apple adding workstation performance into the iMac. 27-inch ‘iMac Pro’ in space gray. ‘Most powerful Mac we have ever made’. iMac includes 8-core Xeon processor, a 10-core Xeon processor and a 18-core Xeon processor option.

– MacBook and MacBook Pro are also getting a refresh with Kaby Lake processors. A 13-inch MacBook Pro configuration now available for $1299. The MacBook Air is getting a ‘megahertz’ bump.

– 4K iMac now starts at $1299.

– Demo of iMac graphic performance from John Knoll at Industrial Light & Magic. It’s a virtual reality headset demo, in a Star Wars universe.

– 27-inch iMac has up to 8 GB VRAM and Radeon Pro 570 and up.

– All iMacs boosting graphics performance. Low end gets better integrated graphics, up to 80% faster. Retina 4K 21.5-inch iMac adds Radeon Pro 555 GPUs as the base, up to 3x faster than the previous generation.

– Apple updates iMac with 43% brighter display, 500 nits brightness and 10-bit dithering. The whole iMac line is updating to Kaby Lake with HEVC decode. 27-inch iMac can now go up to 64 GB. They also have 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports.

– macOS High Sierra is coming this fall.

– Apple is adding VR support to macOS with spherical video support, VR engines from Unreal and Metal integration with Virtual Reality.

– Apple is supporting external GPUs with High Sierra. They are launching a developer kit with an AMD Radeon GPU to let developers get ready for eGPUs.

– Apple developer portal now down, awaiting new betas after the keynote!

– ‘Metal 2’ is a 10x improvement over Metal 1 in graphics performance. Debugging options for developers.

– Apple is migrating macOS to h.265 video codecs, 40% higher compression with the same quality. Software encoders in High Sierra and hardware acceleration in newer Macs.

– macOS High Sierra now uses Apple File System.

– macOS Photos adds a persistent sidebar and they have a new dropdown for filtering. They have added a lot more editing tools and added a better UI for advanced editing. Faces now sync across devices. New printing options.

– macOS Mail now includes Top Hits search. They have also added Split View Mail Compose.

– macOS Safari includes auto-play blocking and intelligent tracking protection.

– macOS’s new name is ‘High Sierra’. This update is about deep technologies and refinements.

– macOS up now. Craig Federighi coming up.

– Kevin Lynch back to talk about watchOS 4 features for developers, including improved Bluetooth. watchOS 4 beta releasing later today.

– News app on Apple Watch!

– New presenter Vera Carr from the Apple Watch team. She is showing off the new Dock, which is kind of like the iOS 10 multitasking but vertically.

– Apple Watch Music has been revamped to support automatic syncing and you can flip through albums with the Digital Crown. You can sync more than one playlist finally!

– You can now connect gym equipment to the Apple Watch, allowing all the information to be more accurate and synced together. Compatible equipment will roll out from this fall.

– They’ve also added an easier way to start multiple workouts in succession.

– Apple has also redesigned the Workout app and added new Pool Swim features for Series 2 Apple Watch. They have also added High Intensity Interval Training with custom motion algorithms.

– Better achievement progress from the Activity app. New animation when the rings are completed.

– There’s also Toy Story watch faces.

– Kaleidoscope face adds a ‘trippy’ effect to the watch face.

– watchOS 4 announced by Kevin Lynch. Siri clock face will give automatic suggestions on watchOS called ‘Up Next’.

– Amazon Prime TV coming later this year to Apple TV and the TV app. No tvOS.

– Tim Cook says they have a lot to talk about, six flagship announcements.

– 5300 developers, more than ever. Attendees from 75 different countries. Youngest student developer is 10 years old.

– Tim Cook: ‘Best and biggest WWDC ever’

– Tim Cook on stage, fifteen years since they last held a developer conference.

– Intro video is a gaffe about security, shows original iPod. Apple data centre accidentally unplugged; all the app icons vanishing from people’s iOS devices around the world.

– Apple showed who’s speaking on stage, Vera seems to be a new face.

– TestFlight updated for iOS 11 beta!

– Here’s Jordan’s perspective from inside the McEnery convention center.

– Apple’s live stream is up. Ten minutes from showtime.

– Jony Ive is in the audience! New software design or just for new hardware?

– Developers rushing to their seats, many queueing since last night.

– Press hearing that it is going to be a long show, over 2 hours.

– We are going inside. 45 minutes until showtime!

– One hour away from the show!  The livestream usually goes about fifteen minutes before.

– If you want to install the betas after the event is over, remember to charge your Apple devices now; this includes accessories like Apple Pencil in case there’s new stuff for those too!

– 9to5’s Seth Weintraub is talking about WWDC on Cheddar.

– Apple has special Snapchat filters for developers in attendance at the venue.

– Jordan is watching the event from inside the McEnery convention center. Here’s his badge:

– Tim says ‘there is a big week ahead’. Keynote line is already packed.

-Late-breaking leaks include new Files app, and references to drag and drop.

-We are live in the keynote line.

macOS 10.13 release date, news and rumors

At this year’s WWDC 2017, Apple is expected to reveal macOS 10.13, its follow-up to last year’s macOS 10.12 Sierra operating system for desktop Mac and MacBook devices.

Last year’s update to the Mac OS X of old was very well received, bringing better integration between Macs running the software and iPhones and Apple Watch devices

With the reveal of macOS 10.13 likely only a few hours away – find out how you can watch the WWDC keynote live – here’s what we know so far about the new operating system from Apple.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The 2017 edition of Apple’s Mac operating system, macOS
  • When is it out? Likely June 5 announcement and September launch
  • What will it cost? macOS 10.13 will be free to download

macOS 10.13 release date

It’s widely assumed that macOS 10.13 will be revealed today (June 5, 2017) at the WWDC 2017 keynote event. This is a rather safe bet, as it’s traditional for Apple to announce the latest version of its Mac OS X (later renamed macOS) software at its annual developer event and showcase.

But when will we be able to download and use macOS 10.13? If you’re really keen to try it out – and if you don’t mind using early software that’s potentially buggy and incomplete – then you’ll probably be able to download the macOS 10.13 beta shortly after the WWDC keynote.

Apple usually releases updates at 10:00 PDT (13:00 ET, 18:00 BST, 03:00 the following day AEST), so it’s worth checking out the beta.apple.com website to see if it’s available.

To download the early version of macOS 10.13 you’ll need to sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program.

Bear in mind that this is early software, so we wouldn’t recommend running it on your Mac or MacBook that you rely on every day. 

There will likely be a public macOS 10.13 beta in July, which will be more stable and feature-complete, but for many people we’d recommend waiting until the final version, which we think will launch in mid-September, as previous versions have.

What will macOS 10.13 be called?

It’s been a while since Apple stopped naming its operating systems after big cats; instead we’re likely to see a name based on a location in California, which has been the theme since OX X 10.9 Mavericks in 2013.

In 2014 Apple trademarked a number of names of iconic Californian locations, including towns, mountains and deserts.

Names from that list that haven’t been used yet are: Redwood, Mammoth, California, Big Sur, Pacific, Diablo, Miramar, Rincon, Redtail, Condor, Grizzly, Farallon, Tiburon, Monterey, Skyline, Shasta, Mojave, Sequoia, Ventura, and Sonoma.

Meanwhile, another rumor suggests that Apple will use a name that begins with ‘M’, and that it won’t use a mountain or park name. From that list, this narrows it down to Monterey, a town in California.

So, will we see macOS 10.13 Monterey? We’ll find out in a few hours…

macOS 10.13 release date, news and rumors

At this year’s WWDC 2017, Apple is expected to reveal macOS 10.13, its follow-up to last year’s macOS 10.12 Sierra operating system for desktop Mac and MacBook devices.

Last year’s update to the Mac OS X of old was very well received, bringing better integration between Macs running the software and iPhones and Apple Watch devices

With the reveal of macOS 10.13 likely only a few hours away – find out how you can watch the WWDC keynote live – here’s what we know so far about the new operating system from Apple.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The 2017 edition of Apple’s Mac operating system, macOS
  • When is it out? Likely June 5 announcement and September launch
  • What will it cost? macOS 10.13 will be free to download

macOS 10.13 release date

It’s widely assumed that macOS 10.13 will be revealed today (June 5, 2017) at the WWDC 2017 keynote event. This is a rather safe bet, as it’s traditional for Apple to announce the latest version of its Mac OS X (later renamed macOS) software at its annual developer event and showcase.

But when will we be able to download and use macOS 10.13? If you’re really keen to try it out – and if you don’t mind using early software that’s potentially buggy and incomplete – then you’ll probably be able to download the macOS 10.13 beta shortly after the WWDC keynote.

Apple usually releases updates at 10:00 PDT (13:00 ET, 18:00 BST, 03:00 the following day AEST), so it’s worth checking out the beta.apple.com website to see if it’s available.

To download the early version of macOS 10.13 you’ll need to sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program.

Bear in mind that this is early software, so we wouldn’t recommend running it on your Mac or MacBook that you rely on every day. 

There will likely be a public macOS 10.13 beta in July, which will be more stable and feature-complete, but for many people we’d recommend waiting until the final version, which we think will launch in mid-September, as previous versions have.

What will macOS 10.13 be called?

It’s been a while since Apple stopped naming its operating systems after big cats; instead we’re likely to see a name based on a location in California, which has been the theme since OX X 10.9 Mavericks in 2013.

In 2014 Apple trademarked a number of names of iconic Californian locations, including towns, mountains and deserts.

Names from that list that haven’t been used yet are: Redwood, Mammoth, California, Big Sur, Pacific, Diablo, Miramar, Rincon, Redtail, Condor, Grizzly, Farallon, Tiburon, Monterey, Skyline, Shasta, Mojave, Sequoia, Ventura, and Sonoma.

Meanwhile, another rumor suggests that Apple will use a name that begins with ‘M’, and that it won’t use a mountain or park name. From that list, this narrows it down to Monterey, a town in California.

So, will we see macOS 10.13 Monterey? We’ll find out in a few hours…