Apple previews Apple File System to replace HFS+ in 2017

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Apple’s Mac operating systems have used the HFS+ file system for more than 18 years, but that era is coming to an end. At the Platform State of the Union today after the WWDC 2016 keynote, Apple took the wraps off the replacement for HFS+, its new Apple File System.

Apple File System will have some benefits that should be a really big deal for developers.

According to a document on Apple’s Developer site, Apple File System improves on HFS+ while supporting “nearly all” of its features. But it’s optimized for flash and SSD storage, with modern touches like 64-bit support and strong encryption.

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