macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.1

Get ready to update to macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.1 as it is compatible with your Arctic Fox. Keep in mind that you need to avoid formatting your entire macOS boot drive as APFS until you implement a patch as you will lose the ability to boot from your internal macOS drive.

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Update improves the security, stability, and compatibility of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:
> Adds support for 70 new emoji, including food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, and more.
> Fixes a bug where Bluetooth appeared as unavailable during Apple Pay transactions.
> Improves the reliability of Microsoft Exchange message sync in Mail.
> Fixes an issue where Spotlight does not accept keyboard input.

Enterprise content:
> Improves the reliability of SMB printing.
> Makes Touch ID preferences accessible while logged in as a mobile account on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
> Adds support for unlocking a FileVault-encrypted APFS volume using a recovery keychain file. For details, enter man diskutil in Terminal.


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