Tell you a joke, macOS Sierra has a new name, called macOS High Sierra. When Crag Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, announced the new name on the stage, many people really laughed out, Crag Federighi obviously also know that the new name does have a slot, and quickly added:
Those guys with me to ensure that the name that is after careful consideration.
In many of the previous broke the news, many people are expected to name the new version of the macOS system will still use California's names, but never thought it would be the result, after the highest voice Mojave and Mammoth now seems more like an apple Release the smoke bomb. Not only that, on the other bursts of macOS almost completely annihilated.
Then the new version of the macOS High Sierra in the end than last year & ldquo; high & rdquo; how much?
First of all, the native browser Safari in performance and security have greatly improved. Safari adds the Intelligent Tracking Prevention feature, which automatically recognizes web pages with audio and video and prevents it from playing automatically, and helps the user block ads by machine learning.
In terms of performance, Federighi said the new system Safari browsing speed will be 80% faster than Chrome. While its mail application will release 35% of the storage space.
Apple Photos in the last year has been no small update, but also in the High Sierra also improved. Photos This time, you have added a persistent sidebar and photo filtering feature to improve the accuracy of face recognition, character and edited photos can be automatically synchronized to iCloud to the user's all devices.
In addition, Photos has added more editing tools, such as Curves for fine-tuning color and contrast. And Apple will allow third-party photo print service providers to access the Photos, to provide users with print services.
In this update, has been serving for 30 years of file management system HFS is also officially retired, replaced by Apple's recently launched a new file system APFS (Apple File System), after Apple has been used in iOS and tvOS APFS file management system.
APFS built-in crash protection and real-time file copy and other functions, which means that the new system will be faster and more stable, according to Federighi introduced in HFS show copy dialog box takes a minute, in High Sierra will be able to complete.
In terms of video, Video application will support H.265 on the basis of the current mainstream video format H.264, which will allow 4k video to show better on macOS, while 40% increase in compression rate, save with iMovie Video can save more memory.
If these updates are not enough, the new version of Apple's high-performance graphics framework, Metal 2, will make the developers excited. Metal 2 allows developers to use OpenGL to accelerate graphics development. The latest version of the Metal 2 image processing engine 10 times faster than the first generation of Metal 2, can handle 3D video and can learn in depth.
From Safari to Metal 2, the shadow of artificial intelligence is looming in this update. As Crag Federighi said:
I hope that more and more people will discuss how Apple uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to make the system more intelligent, AI should not be understood as Siri.
There is also an update that may make the developer and the user excited. The new system not only supports an external GPU, but an external GPU can also support VR. Metal 2 connects to AMD's Radeon RX 580 GPU via Thunderbolt 3 PCIe and 90 fps in VR mode.
The Metal for VR looks similar to the VR technology currently supported on the current Windows PC, including a way to reduce computing requirements based on a single drawing with multiple ViewPorts, sound tracking based on ray tracing, and so on.
Metal for VR mainly supports two major game engines, including Unreal and Unity, and also with Steam's Vive to showcase.
And Final Cut Pro X will also increase support for professional 360-degree workflows, import, edit and export 360-degree video.
MacOS High Sierra developer beta released today, in June began beta, as for the official upgrade will have to wait until the fall of this year.