“Who on Earth regards a computer’s file system as anything more than a bland office worker?” Jean-Louis Gassée writes for Monday Note. “But if we dig a little deeper there’s a story to be told, one that concerns the future of Apple’s widening array of operating system versions and hardware devices.”

“APFS’ esoteric-sounding new features mean encryption will be easier to use, disk space will be better utilized, backups will be more reliable, to name but a few improvements,” Gassée writes. “Overall, iPhone and iPad (and Apple Watch and Apple TV) have become ‘future-proof’ now that they’ve shed the 30-year-old HFS+.”

“You probably didn’t even know it happened,” Gassée writes. “That’s high praise for a vital organ transplant.”

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MacDailyNews Take: What Apple has done with iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 – seamlessly moving hundreds of millions of users to APFS – is a marvelous achievement!

Hopefully the macOS transisiton goes equally as well!

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