Despite nearly four months passing after Apple released the MacOS 10.13 High Sierra developer beta on June 5, Wacom apparently needs more time to sort out their tablet drivers for the new operating system. High Sierra was released today to the public, however Wacom is advising not to upgrade just yet to keep your tablets working.
In a tweet sent out today by the company, Wacom pins late October as for when to expect the driver to be updated. In the meantime, it is suggested by Wacom to not update your system from MacOS 10.12 Sierra which is the latest version to be supported by their tablets.
The tweet links to Wacom’s support page which gives the following statement:
Driver for 10.13 High Sierra
Apple has announced 10.13 High Sierra will be released September 25th. Wacom is currently working on a new driver update to support the new operating system. The new Wacom driver will be ready by late October at the latest. Due to nature of the changes in High Sierra, the existing Wacom driver for 10.12 will not work. To continue to use your tablet uninterrupted, Wacom suggests not to upgrade to 10.13 until the new driver is released. Once released the update will appear in the Wacom Desktop Center and posted on the Wacom driver page found here.
Unfortunately for many photographers and retouchers, the dependency on Wacom tablets to perform our jobs may mean having to hold off a little bit longer until we can safely upgrade.