Apple macOS High Sierra now rolling out to Macs purchased after 2009

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Apple macOS High Sierra has arrived. If you own Mac, you will get it as a free upgrade. But older Macbooks and iMacs purchased before 2009 won't be able to get this update, you can check whether your Mac would be getting the update from the list below:

Apple macOS High Sierra Compatibility List

  • MacBook: Late 2009 and later
  • MacBook Air: Mid 2010 and later
  • MacBook Pro: Mid 2010 and later
  • iMac: Late 2009 and later
  • Mac Mini: Mid 2010 and later
  • Mac Pro: Mid 2010 and later

In case you own one such iMac or MacBook released before 2009, you are out of luck. Remember this is manufacturing date, not purchase date.

Confused about the release year of your Mac?

  • Just click the Apple icon on the upper-left.
  • Choose About This Mac.
  • You will see the releasing year of the model under the OS section.

How to update your Mac to High Sierra?

If your Mac is eligible, follow these simple steps.In short, open Mac App Store>> Click Updates tab>> Click Download for macOS High

  • Open Mac App Store
  • Click Updates tab
  • Then click on Download for macOS High Sierra.

Not much has changed with the UI on High Sierra. There are bug fixes, performance improvements in tow along with better battery-life for MacBooks on offer. The main highlight of the latest version is its privacy features including preventing autoplay of video ads in Safari Browser. Safari 11 prevents the advertisements getting played automatically on web pages. Even though the video appears on the screen, the browser blocks the playback even before a sound comes out. Moreover, Apple has been working on ways to completely block cross-domain cookies keeping you from being tracked across websites.

Now, even though your Mac may not be eligible for the High Sierra upgrade you can always update Safari to version 11 to get the privacy features.