Apple has just released macOS High Sierra Beta 9 for developers only four days from the last update. With build number 17A360a, the latest beta offers a couple of refinements and some changes to major features.
The latest beta version comes via an over-the-air update. To download it, head over to Mac App Store and click on the Updates button at the top. Once refreshed, a new update shall be available. Click on the Update button. Begin installing the update. Once done, restart the Mac to completely load up the new update.
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There are no specific tweaks mentioned in the release notes but there are some notable ones. The macOS High Sierra Beta 9 update offers several improvements in Apple File System integration, transfer to H.265 from H.264 and Metal 2.
While Apple has achieved some new developments in eGPU support, it remains uncertain if the company will be releasing it with High Sierra in the fall. This kind of support allows Thunderbolt 3 PCI-E enclosures to network and accelerate graphics. According to Apple Insider, this might become available in the spring of 2018.
In another news, Apple has already confirmed the 12 September event for the launch of the next-generation iPhone models. Speculations have surfaced detailing Apple's plans to release three models by then—the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Edition.