Finally, MacOS High Sierra is out in the wild. The long-awaited update is available for Apple computers everywhere, although only a part of them have the necessary requirements to take the next level #softwaremagic
Before you get extremely disappointed by the inability to update your operating system, let’s see if your laptop fits the bill. Check you MacBook and iMac computers year of release and see if it was on the market before 2009. That’s important because only “Macs introduced in mid 2010 or later are compatible. MacBook and iMac computers introduced in late 2009 are also compatible.”
If your computer passes the test, then take a breath and do a system backup before you upgrade. It’s common knowledge, but still, it should be said. Once that’s done (Time Machine can take care of things remarkably quickly), it’s safe to download the update. You’ll either find it in the Updates tab from App Store or you’ll need to do a bit of search for it.
As you know, MacOS High Sierra is a free update, so either way you won’t have to pay a thing to Apple. The first thing you’ll probably notice after the update is the eerie silence in Safari. That’s because one of the things this update brings along is the browser’s ability to mute automatically autoplaying videos. The video opens but the sound is paused, so you can decide if you want to listen to it or not.