Today’s Mac experience relies more than ever on the graphics processor (GPU) in your computer. Metal is a technology built into mac OS that allows apps to unleash the full power of the GPU.
Now Metal 2 not only takes the visual experience to the next level, but also adds capabilities like machine learning, virtual reality, and external GPU support for entertainment and professional creative apps.
From rearchitecting how it stores your data to improving the efficiency of video streaming to unleashing the full power of your graphics processor, it’s all central to today’s Mac experience. It can compress video up to 40 percent more than H.264, the current standard for video compression.
Our current file system was designed in the early days of Mac, and it has performed beautifully ever since.
mac OS High Sierra makes a great experience even greater.
Quickly find what you’re looking for with the always‑on sidebar.
With optimized support for Valve’s Steam VR and the HTC Vive VR headset, and content creation apps like Final Cut Pro X, Epic Unreal 4 Editor, and Unity Editor, developers have everything they need to create immersive new worlds for you to explore.
Navigate, organize, and edit your photos like never before with new features in the Photos app. Find what you’re looking for even faster in your Mail inbox.
Personalize your browsing experience in Safari by enabling settings for individual websites, like page zoom level, location services, notifications, and content blockers. Siri has a more natural voice, with more changes in expression, intonation, and emphasis based on what it’s saying.
New technologies at the heart of the system make your Mac more reliable, capable, and responsive — and lay the foundation for future innovations. But today’s flash‑based Mac systems open up new possibilities for innovation, so it’s time to lay a new foundation.