Just a heads up, APFS might still have a few bugs...
Multiple product deprecations in one release? That’s sooo Apple!
A friendly reminder, as the original retina MacBookPro full charge capacities have eroded over time, sticking to integrated video can give you a substantially longer battery session. gfxCardStatus is an essential tool that is still unbelievably free (though it certainly deserves your donation!)
Add iStatMenus (which is also amazingly still priced at $10 for black friday) and you are golden to keep your low-impact MBP sessions running as long as possible: https://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/
Finally, KRACK and Broadpwn fixes for Airport routers. It's about bloody time.
Purposefully not running High Sierra so I cant confirm first hand, but if true, this is a serious ruh ro Apple!
Glad they're not leaving EC and Sierra users unpatched. Also note Apple finally observing TLS 1.0 EOL.
Some big changes coming with High Sierra's new APFS filesystem. Some incompatibilities may ultimately get third party patches, but before you upgrade a single drive SSD Mac to 10.13, consider you won't be able to share AFS, mount from bootcamp, or even device mount 10.13 drives on older systems. Worth a read, as is the original tech note.
For freelance techs like myself, it probably means our diagnostic Macs/boot drives will need to be High Sierra if we fix new systems. Not sure I care for that requirement.
"Despite rising Mac sales, Apple's financial situation remained dire. The company needed more income. After being informed of IBM's hundreds of millions in yearly patent revenue, CEO Steve Jobs authorized a change in FireWire's licensing policy. Apple would now charge a fee of $1 per port. (So if a device has two ports, that's $2 per unit.) The consumer electronics industry was outraged."
I know I've whined about Apple a lot the last while. But it's good to be reminded why we're not on the dark side.
I find it utterly weird that this has actually become necessary.