Apple on Thursday released a golden master candidate of macOS High Sierra 10.13 to its registered developers, members of the Apple Developer Program and public beta testers.

A Golden Master (also referred to as a Gold Master or just GM) is a final version of software ready for release to manufacturing. macOS High Sierra 10.13 GM candidate has a build number of 17A362a and can be downloaded to your computer (that is, if you’re a developer or a public beta tester) through the standard Software Update mechanism.

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This is most likely the same version of the software that end users will get to download from App Store when macOS High Sierra releases for public consumption.

High Sierra introduces new core storage, video and graphics technologies and comes, among other things, with an improved Photos app with a new sidebar, precise curve-based editing and support for third-party apps like Pixelmator and Photoshop.

Stock apps like FaceTime, Messages and Notes have received a few subtle refinements, too.

It also brings the new Apple File System to Macs.

macOS High Sierra enables support for High Efficiency Video Codec (also known as H.265) and brings with it an updated version of Metal with support for VR applications and external GPU enclosures, Safari 11 with new anti-tracking features, support for flight status information in Spotlight, more natural voices for Siri and much more.

Apple’s official system requirements for macOS High Sierra are the same as those for the previous release. Specifically, these Mac models are compatible with macOS High Sierra:

  • Late 2009 or newer MacBook or iMac
  • 2010 or newer MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini or Mac Pro

macOS High Sierra will release to the public on Monday, September 25.

Will you be updating to High Sierra when it drops or at a later date?

Leave your comments below.

  • Dany Quirion

    Obviously not a final build sonxe it contains a letter at the end of the build number!

  • Muzz_Tech

    Does Office 2016 work on High Sierra? Need to know for school

    • Joel

      Yep, latest update works great!

      • Muzz_Tech

        Thank you so much!

      • JacktheMac

        How about Office 2011? Not a fan of 2016…

  • Silently Observing

    Wondering why I haven’t go the update. My most recent high sierra update is September 1st…

    • Iliya Motamedi

      im on sep 13 beta 9 but there is no update !

    • LaraCroft835

      log in to developer account and read how to update to GM as it doesn’t show in App store updates

      • Iliya Motamedi

        what about public beta ?

      • LaraCroft835

        log into Apple Beta software and a click link to Mac App Store which will bring you to High Sierra download in Mac App Store https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/41df91d63980a33440535f9f471d25dd6aaacd0b5ec921a3137a23479779fd09.png

      • LaraCroft835
      • Robert

        Thank You for sharing the link as it is not prompting me to download it via app store. When I click the link it brings me to the App Store where it appears that it wants me to download high Sierra beta again and not just the last update. Thoughts?

      • LaraCroft835

        That’s exactly what I did and at completion you will notice the build number is the GM one,

      • Robert

        Thank You, I downloaded it via the link and noticed it was GM build.

      • Silently Observing

        Thanks for the tip. I went to the beta program and followed the link to the App Store page and the download option was there. I appreciate your time and response.

      • LaraCroft835

        no prob, well it wasn’t in my App Store update and install was fine.

      • Adolfo Damaceno

        Share full link 10.13 GM as

      • LaraCroft835

        scroll down I posted the dev blurb for dev site, public beta is posted as well

      • Adolfo Damaceno

        Share link GM!

        Simple

      • LaraCroft835

        sign in to your account
        public Beta or Developer the rest is there

      • Adolfo Damaceno

        My friend! Its possibke you sha a link from apple store?

  • Josiah

    I am part of the public beta testing and I can’t find the update on the Mac App store, maybe its only out for developers right now?

    • LaraCroft835

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/41df91d63980a33440535f9f471d25dd6aaacd0b5ec921a3137a23479779fd09.png Log into beta program page and click link from image to be taken to Mac App Store, the go to Mac High Sierra one

      • Josiah

        Is that the GM release? It just says it’s the high Sierra beta. I already have beta 9

      • LaraCroft835

        ok the developer site says it GM , the link doesn’t say that, but on my Mac it says its the build from dev site

      • Josiah

        Alright then I will give it a shot

      • Josiah

        I got it installed and it is the same build listed. It is the GM, Apple just decided to make it a little harder for the public beta testers to find this time around

      • Robert

        Josiah, I had the same issue and the link prompted me do download the complete beta and I did not do that as I figured it would be the same build I have now 10.13 Beta (17A360a). Let me know if you find the new beta release. Thanks

  • Ghost

    This update was very laggy for my MacBook Pro in public beta, watching youtube and Netflix my Mac starts stuttering like hell

  • Adolfo Damaceno

    Share full link 10.13 GM

  • Robert

    I originally installed the High Sierra Beta update when the public beta was released. The only issue I have is with the contacts on my MacBook Pro are not updating via iCloud and when I enter a new contact on my phone or on the iCloud web portal it does not update to contacts on the computer. Has anyone had this issue? I have troubleshooted this via apple genius and they blamed the beta which they do not support. Thanks