14 responses

  1. Andy
    September 14, 2017

    It’s the GM Candidate, not yet the GM.

  2. Tyll Parker
    September 14, 2017

    So, are Mail problems fixed in the High Sierra GM? Mail is unusable to send emails and very slow to receive emails.

    • Dave
      September 14, 2017

      My personal decision (and recommendation) is to wait until macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 or 10.13.2 or later comes out. Changing the file system is no small task, and updating system software can lead to all sorts of annoying problems if it is buggy or goes wrong.

      I always wait for the first major software updates now, I do not risk the early first releases on my necessary hardware.

      If you’re having difficulty with existing beta versions, you can try out the GM but my experience suggests it’s the .1 and .2 and .3 releases where things get fixed and more stable.

      • no way
        September 16, 2017

        Excellent advice Dave!!!!!! I NEVER update an OS or iOS until there are at least 2 updates to the initial release and I read of few issues for my usage.

  3. AJ
    September 14, 2017

    Does APFS support normal hard drives yet, or is it still SSD only?

    • B9bot
      September 15, 2017

      No AJ according to the release docs normal and fusion drives are still not APFS supported.

      • Lee
        September 15, 2017

        I tested the public beta on a Macbook Pro with a standard hard disk and it ran fine when converted to APFS. Didn’t notice any difference but it worked just fine.

    • BuffyzDead
      September 15, 2017

      Yes.
      Don’t listen to anyone here.
      Educate yourself. That what the internet Late 2017 is all about.

      take from Apple directly.
      Read the first three sentences here, from APPLE

      https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/FileManagement/Conceptual/APFS_Guide/FAQ/FAQ.html

  4. B9bot
    September 15, 2017

    APFS does not support normal hard drives or Fusion drives according to the release docs. Sad as I have a 2014 iMac 5K and cannot run the latest OS because of this. I don’t want it just for the other stuff. I want the faster file system but it looks like Apple has failed this time. Very disappointed.

    • RobD
      September 16, 2017

      You can run the OS, it will just keep using the older HFS+ file system rather than APFS.

  5. M Sterling
    September 15, 2017

    I’m on Public Beta program. Just checked App Update again at 11am Pacific. Still no prompt for update.

    • RobD
      September 16, 2017

      You have to download the beta tester app and download the full installer from the App Store, it doesn’t come through software update.

  6. bertilsson
    September 16, 2017

    Downloaded the Beta tester installer, already enrolled and tried to download the latest beta thru App Store, trying to install it just gives me the following error: “An error occured while preparing the Installation. Try running this application again.”

    Tried it like 6-7 times, still the same error. No more info xD

    Weird.

  7. Orlando
    September 18, 2017

    I can’t complete the install because the installer won’t recognize my mouse. Any tips anyone?

    Background is that I have a Fusion drive formatted for AFS. Since that’s not supported with Fusion drives in the initial release I’m trying to follow Apple’s instructions to boot from the GM Candidate Installer on a USB drive so I can reformat. I’ve tried 2 different Apple Magic Mice and a hard-wired generic USB mouse with the same results. Help very much appreciated.

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