Tag Archive for ‘High Sierra’

How to Create a Bootable Installer for macOS ➝

I used this last night to install High Sierra on an old MacBook Air. I wish it didn’t require a Terminal command, though. Why can’t the macOS installer apps include an option to create a bootable installer? Seems like that could come in handy.

But I did hit a road block along the way. My MacBook Pro has Catalina installed and I wasn’t able to download High Sierra from the App Store — it just kept throwing an error. I ended up downloading it on my Mac Mini, which is still on a High Sierra. But what would someone do if they didn’t have access to another machine with an older version of macOS installed?

➝ Source: support.apple.com

Considering Apple’s Fall Event Schedule ➝

Stephen Hackett thinks there will only be one fall event this year from Apple. I disagree. I think there’s far too much to cover in a single event. Three new iPhones, an on-stage game demo built on ARKit, the 4K Apple TV, an Amazon Prime Video app demo, an updated Apple Watch with built-in LTE, a more concrete release date for the HomePod, as well as recaps of iOS 11, watchOS 4, and High Sierra. Maybe they can pack it all into a single event, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

macOS High Sierra ➝

Announced at yesterday’s keynote, macOS High Sierra will be available this fall and is compatible with all Macs that Sierra supports. The new operating system’s landmark features include Apple File System, support for HEVC (H.265 video), Metal 2, major improvements to Photos, and a privacy-focused Safari update.

I can’t believe they actually used the name “High Sierra”. During the announcement, I kept waiting for Craig Federighi to reveal the real name. Which, of course, never happened. I think they should have named it after one of the highest peaks in the Sierra Nevada — macOS Whitney sounds pretty good to me. Setting that aside, High Sierra looks like a solid release. It isn’t filled with a ton of whiz-bang-boom features, but it doesn’t have to. Desktop operating systems have reached the point in their lifecycle where they’re practically feature-complete. From here, refinement is the name of the game.