Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 With New Emoji, WPA2 Security Fix

Apple today released macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, the first major update for the new macOS High Sierra operating system that was first released to the public on September 25.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App Store on all compatible Macs that are already running macOS High Sierra.


Today's update includes a fix for a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 Wi-Fi standard that protects many modern Wi-Fi networks. Using a key reinstallation attack or "KRACK," attackers could use a now-fixed exploit in the WPA2 protocol to decrypt network traffic to sniff out sensitive information like passwords.

The macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 update also brings new Unicode 10 emoji like crazy face, pie, pretzel, t-rex, vampire, exploding head, face vomiting, shushing face, love you gesture, brain, scarf, zebra, giraffe, fortune cookie, pie, hedgehog, and more. With skin tone and gender variations, there are hundreds of new emoji in the update, which are also available in iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1.

macOS High Sierra introduces APFS, a new more modern file system, HEIF and HEVC photo and video encoding improvements for smaller file sizes without compromising quality, Metal 2, and several new features for Safari, like autoplay blocking for videos and Intelligent Tracking Prevention to better protect user privacy.

For more on what's included in macOS High Sierra and the new 10.13.1 update, make sure to check out our macOS High Sierra roundup.

Update: For older Macs, Apple has also released security updates that address the KRACK WPA2 vulnerability.

Related Roundup: macOS High Sierra


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12 months ago
Photos crashes all the time, but first let's introduce these amazing emojis. All we need is emojis...
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12 months ago
It fixes that dreadful bug that causes QuickTime to verify video files
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12 months ago
Is it bugless enough for most people to upgrade now or is it worth waiting a bit longer?
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12 months ago

All seems fine with macOS 10.12.6 (16G1036) as well.

Still no iOS 10.3.4, AirPort 7.7.9 or AirPort 7.6.9 though.


The lack of software updates to the Airport range ( especially the current models) is outrageous. Come on Apple get your finger out!

As you say iOS should get a 10.3.4 for this, as the problem was made known to them when iOS 10 was the latest OS. I would go further and say that an update for 9 and 8 would be nice. I believe Apple should provide software security patches for 5 years after selling a product.
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12 months ago

Photos crashes all the time, but first let's introduce these amazing emojis. All we need is emojis...


Thank you for your input.
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12 months ago
As expected, they've also released a patch for El Capitan (OS X 10.11) and Sierra (macOS 10.12) as well.
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12 months ago

Build?


17B48
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12 months ago

Will there be combo update for this?

This question gets asked with every .1 update. There is never a combo update in this case.
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12 months ago
Direct link to Mac App Store High Sierra install. Says "Updated: 31 October 2017" and "Version: 10.13.1":
https://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?l=en&mt=12
It's a 5.2GB download though, not a small incremental update. Downloading it now...
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12 months ago

Have they got things fixed with this Office 2011 problems with spinning cursors and other issues? I don't know why this release had to BORK Office 2011. I think people out there still use it, right? What is so great about subscribing to a pay-subscription Office 365 service where you are stuck in a Pay Loop, when you can full-out OWN your software on a DVD and install it, and use it for eternity at your own convenience, and not have to pay another buck? Heck, that is why I still use Photoshop CS6 and Dreamweaver CS6, and I *refuse* to do the Adobe Creative Cloud thing, I don't like the idea of a pay-to-use software rental mode,, at all. Anyone here agree with me on this? FIX Office 2011 for 10.13!

Office 2011 is no longer supported by Microsoft, so it’s not going to get any bugs fixed. You can buy Office 2016 outright, without a subscription.
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