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"Apple's MacOS Sierra is being "perfected" and will be called macOS High Sierra, the Cupertino giant announced at the Worldwide Developers" Conference.

Moving on, there are subtle changes and improvements coming to your Mail app as well, including split view for composing messages, and 35 percent less disk space for general storage. Coming this fall, macOS will be called High Sierra. However it has now been updated to Metal 2, which is more suitable when it comes to Machine Learning!"We're bringing Metal for VR to High Sierra", Craig Federighi commented.

All Mac devices supporting Sierra OS will receive a free upgrade to macOS High Sierra.

Moving on, Apple said its biggest area of refinement in High Sierra is in photos. This software includes a number of updates to apps across the Apple spectrum, starting with the web browser Safari.

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Apple has officially revealed iOS 11, the next major update available for the iPhone and iPad. iOS 11 has added an array of new features, from person to person ApplePay payments to an enhanced Siri and fully redesigned App Store. Of course, selective benchmarks don't always mean much, but Safari was no slouch before and performance improvements will make it even zippier.

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Metal 2, Apple's updated graphics application programming interface (API) created to better harness the graphics accelerators on its iMac and MacBook product line. It should provide better performance, security, and data reliability.

If you don't want your Mac or Macbook crashing at random times while you're working, we'd strongly recommend waiting until the final stable release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra later this year.

That said, the Apple-approved enclosure on the company's website is a Sonnet external GPU chassis with Thunderbolt 3 support and a 350-watt power supply. Apple also announced a few welcome tweaks to its core apps. An ILM tester dropped TIE Fighters, Imperial Cruisers, and Darth Vader into a Star Wars-themed world, using nothing more than an on-screen GUI controlled with HTC Vive wands.

With Intelligent Tracking Prevention, Apple suggests that ads will no longer follow users around the web.

High Sierra is released to developers in beta today and in public beta later this month. Facial recognition training you perform on one device will now appear on all your devices, the Memories feature has new categories, and new editing tools will help with fine-tuning and color saturation.

Photo edits sync back to photo library from Photoshop or Pixelmator. And for the first time, support for third-party project extensions gives users access to printing and publishing services, such as Animoto, ifolor, Shutterfly, WhiteWall and Wix, from right within the Photos app.

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