Apple Notifying Customers Using Older Pro Apps About Incompatibilities With macOS High Sierra

Apple today started sending out emails to customers who are using older versions of its pro apps to inform them about impending incompatibilities with macOS High Sierra.

MacRumors readers Lee and Dane both received emails letting them know that macOS High Sierra will not work with Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio, both of which are 32-bit apps that last saw updates in 2010.
Our records show that you may be using applications included in Logic Studio. We wanted to share some important compatibility information about these applications and macOS High Sierra, which will be available this fall.

Older versions of Apple pro music applications -- including applications in Logic Studio -- will not launch on a computer running macOS High Sierra.

New versions of Apple pro music applications -- including Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 -- are compatible with macOS High Sierra. You can purchase these applications on the App Store.
A support document linked in the email directs users to an article that further outlines which versions of Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, and other software will work with macOS High Sierra.

According to the document, the following versions of pro apps are compatible with the macOS High Sierra update:
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 or later
  • Motion 5.3.2 or later
  • Compressor 4.3.2 or later
  • Logic Pro X 10.3.1 or later
  • MainStage 3.3 or later
Customers running earlier versions of these apps will need to update them to ensure compatibility with macOS High Sierra.

macOS High Sierra is in the final stages of testing and will see a public release this fall. The update brings many under-the-hood improvements, including a new file system, new high efficiency video encoding, a Metal 2 graphics API, support for eGPUs and VR content, and more.

Related Roundup: macOS High Sierra


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13 months ago
I appreciate the email from Apple. I'd hate to install High Sierra, fire up one of my Pro apps, and fail.

Also, can I take a moment and mourn the loss of Aperture?
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13 months ago
As much as this is annoying I commend Apple for emailing customers before the release so no one is caught out unawares.

Most companies wouldn't bother.
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13 months ago
But what about Aperture? :p
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13 months ago
As a former Aperture user, I am mostly fine with Photos app's photo editing capabilities, especially now that High Sierra allows third party integration (at least with Pixelmator and Photoshop).

But I really miss Aperture's much more powerful organization tools that can filter, sort, and search by just about any meta data.
Rating: 11 Votes
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13 months ago
Logic Pro X is infinitely better anyway. And dirt cheap for what you get. I love it.
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13 months ago

Logic Pro X is infinitely better anyway. And dirt cheap for what you get. I love it.


This exactly. Sorry to you photo and video guys, but for audio this is by far the best it has ever been. Logic Pro X is unbelievable.
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13 months ago
What am I missing??
Do people understand what actually PRO- Users mean?

To me, pro users are the ones using the tools for a business that generate money.
They reinvest in newer tools and technology.

Businesses pay for the tools. Period.

Those of you who have a job - please tell me - does your company still use Windows 95 on your daily PC or Mac os 9?
Common guys.... Seriously.
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13 months ago
I still use Aperture, I have not found a better Photo Organizer with more than a basic photo editing capabilities.
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13 months ago

I appreciate the email from Apple. I'd hate to install High Sierra, fire up one of my Pro apps, and fail.

Also, can I take a moment and mourn the loss of Aperture?

We should always mourn the loss of Aperture.
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13 months ago
Apple treats its Pro customers like DIRT and that's why many have already switched to Winblows out of disgust.

When I bought my 1st Mac Pro, I had Final Cut Pro, Compression, Motion, and Logic Pro installed with Mavericks.

All incompatible with Yosemite update. They all still work if I boot Mavericks. But Apple forced Pro customers to pay a "Yosemite price" and re-pay for all the apps. This kind of stuff leads to people leaving the platform. :(
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