On Aug 18 Apple published an document to notify its customers that earlier versions of Apple Pro apps – including Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Motion, Compressor, and MainStage – may not be compatible with macOS High Sierra, the upcoming fourteenth major release of macOS. Customers who are using the older version need to update these apps if they would like to run macOS High Sierra after this fall.
Here are the versions of Pro apps compatible with macOS High Sierra:
- 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
Previous version of these apps are not supported in macOS High Sierra. That means, apps like Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio will not launch on a computer running macOS High Sierra. Both of them are 32-bit apps and were last updated in 2010.
To check the version number of your app, you can do the following: choose Go > Applications in Finder, select the app in Finder, and then choose File > Get Info. Then the version number can be seen in the General section of the pop-up window.
To update to the latest versions of Apple Pro apps, open the App Store on your Mac, and click the Updates in the toolbar. If the update is available for the current installed Pro app, click the Update button to start downloading and installing the update. You can purchase these apps on the Mac App Store if you haven’t installed them yet.
If you want to keep running an earlier version of Pro app on your Mac, then don’t upgrade to macOS High Sierra. If not, you may as well update all your Pro apps to prepare for the upcoming macOS High Sierra. After all, macOS High Sierra is a major update of Mac OS that brings many new core technologies to make your Mac more powerful, and existing apps and features are improved with notable changes.