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New support document spells out compatibility of Apple's Pro apps with High Sierra

A support document published in advance of Apple's impending release of High Sierra details what versions of Apple's Pro Apps will work fine in High Sierra —and what has been left behind.




In the document published on August 18, and an email sent on Tuesday and Wednesday to prior registered users, Apple notes that some versions of Apple Pro Apps aren't compatible with High Sierra and won't launch.

The oldest versions compatible with High Sierra are all the most recent versions, including Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4, Motion 5.3.2, Compressor 4.3.2, Logic Pro X 10.3.1, and MainStage 3.3.

Applications left behind by the update include Final Cut Studio, and Logic Studio. Both Logic Studio and Final Cut Studio are 32-bit apps, and were last updated in 2010.




The High Sierra update to macOS is intended as a refinement of Sierra, much like Snow Leopard was to Leopard, and Mountain Lion was to Lion. Improvements shown at the WWDC keynote include Safari refinements, Photos speed enhancements, the inclusion of Apple's APFS, H.265 support, and Metal 2. Any computer capable of running Sierra will be able to upgrade to High Sierra.