Apple Notifying Older Pro Apps Users About macOS High Sierra Incompatibilities

Posted in Apple News, Apps, macOS on 24/08/2017 by Chris Hauk


Apple is sending emails to customers who are still using older versions of Pro apps Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio about the apps’ incompatibilities with macOS High Sierra.

MacRumors reports some of their readers have received emails saying the following:

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.

Final Cut Studio and Logic Studio are both 32-bit apps that last saw updates in 2010. The email contains a link to a support document which tells users which versions of the Pro app are compatible with the macOS High Sierra update.

Compatible versions are:

  • 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 still using earlier versions of the above apps will need to update them to ensure compatibility with Apple’s upcoming macOS update, which will be released to the public this fall.


Chris Hauk

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