Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.3 With Graphics Fixes for 2016 MacBook Pro

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  1. rye001 macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2016

    Graphic Switching while playing Dota 2 still not working.... crappy software fix...
  2. TMRJIJ, Jan 23, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2017

    TMRJIJ macrumors 68040


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    Disk Utility in Snow Leopard still messes up when restoring Install OS X _____'s BaseSystem.dmg to USB/Partition :cool:
    And my development project (shown in signature) is based on their graphical failures in this release
  3. mac_in_tosh macrumors 6502


    Nov 6, 2016
    Software getting too complicated. Not enough testing being done. Changes coming too rapidly and with unexpected consequences. Making changes for the sake of change. More OS X resources diverted to iOS and WatchOS (and maybe CarOS?).
  4. Teach4 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2013
    Call Apple, they can help. Mine started lagging Saturday and I called. I talked to a manager and he led me through some steps and deleted a plist and I restarted my computer and the lag is gone.
  5. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    Apple, stop releasing unoptimized versions of Sierra. Completely put my Mac on the go slow. Safari hangs. Startup is longer. Spinning pinwheel is prominent!!! Siri on Mac is atrocious as well gets about 95% of my requests wrong. Doesn't anyone care about a good hardware software experience anymore at Apple?
    Focus on optimization and great user experiences, not bloat. Fix this bloatware mac Operating System please!
  6. nebosphere macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2011
    So ... which plist? Others could benefit.
  7. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    The code may be modernized, but it certainly isn't optimized.
  8. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    I'm too scared to leap from .2 to .3 so early on,

    anyone with 2016 nTB on .3?
  9. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    Mine said 35 minutes, but took more like 1.5 hours. 33-32 minutes seemed to go for 15 minutes!
  10. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    This update fixes a strange iCloud Notes synchronization issue that's been present for about 3 - 4 months.
  11. Benny L macrumors member

    Benny L

    Jan 17, 2017
    Vegas baby
    no problems -seems much smoother
    never really had any problems anyway but like I said seems much smoother and fluid.
    and no problems with update download or anything related-took about 15 min
    btw-also have 2016 ntb 13'' PRO
    --- Post Merged, Jan 23, 2017 ---
    I was in an office building that has super fast wifi so went ahead and downloaded
    no problems at all
  12. Miltz macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2013
    New York
    What is it laggy in? I'm curious. I have the same machine and it's extremely fast.
  13. joechen macrumors newbie


    Jan 23, 2017
    I see that, thank you!
  14. redhatnick macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2013
    10.12.3 needs to go back into beta.

    Late-2016 15" MacBook Pro with Radeon 455 ($2799 model) and the machine hangs just flipping on and off the the 'automatic graphics switching" in Energy Saver preferences. If they fixed the graphics switching, I can't tell.
  15. Fishcake21 macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2011

    That happened when I updated it to 10.2.2

    Usually when I have safari opened
  16. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    Maybe you have an outdated recovery partition. You can update it to a more modern 10.12.3 version as follows:

    1. Download the Lion Recovery Update from . Put it into the downloads folder if it is not there already.

    2. Download the full Sierra 10.12.3 installer from the mac app store and right click on the Install macOS file and click Show Package Contents. Go to Contents/SharedSupport/. Copy the InstallESD.dmg file into your Downloads folder.

    3. Download and decompress the file from and move into your Downloads folder if it's not there already.

    4. Open Terminal and type the following commands:

    chmod +x ~/Downloads/

    sudo ~/Downloads/

    5. Wait a few minutes for it to finish and return back to a prompt. Reboot with holding down the option key to test your 10.12.3 recovery partition.

    I updated my recovery partition this way and now it looks like this:

  17. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    True on the snappiness front. Stability.. I don't know. It doesn't spring any surprises on me, ever. But, today's macOS is trying to do far more than Snow Leopard.

    On the other hand, I am very sure that most of the users who use macOS would love to have that level of snappiness back. I had a chance to use the machine that came just before the unibody, and installed SL 10.6.8 on it, and damn, that machine didn't feel like it was running on just 2GB of RAM. Those days will be fondly remembered.

    But I think this has more to do with animations. SL didn't animate a lot, did it, in terms of Finder and dialogue boxes?
    --- Post Merged, Jan 23, 2017 ---
    Buy it. Why should we give you ours? o_O
  18. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    so glad I backed up the battery Extra Menu core service, and still have that functionality from 10.12.1 on .3 !

  19. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    Difference between "dogfather" and rest of us:

    We install first and crib later. He checks first and installs later. :D
  20. Miltz macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2013
    New York
    wow, thank you for such a detailed response. The odd thing is I followed Apple directions on my sister's MacBook 2016 and I was able to clean install 10.12.3 without any issue, yet it won't work on my new MacBook Pro. I was under the impression that after you install a new update the system updates the recover partition automatically. Well atleast it worked on my sisters computer... I wonder why it won't work on mine.
  21. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    it is true I'm not the average apple consumer,

    this guy gets credit for pointing it out tho, I knew there had to be a way:

    I'll also take some credit for bringing to light 1536 and 1680 custom resolutions on 12" :D

    ..1536x960 got me through using the 12", even though 1440x900 is kinda nice on some occasions and 1280 for tired eyes on that machine

    on my 13" , 1440x900 is stealing the show for a happy medium


    only learned some tricks up my sleeve from
    a) getting burned on software updates in one fashion or another, you live and learn
    b) jailbreaking for many years, since its inception
  22. tywebb13 macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2012
    Whether it updates the recovery partition automatically depends on how you install it.

    Most people will just update from 10.12.2 to 10.12.3 via the mac app store, or update via the delta or combo update from apple's software updates website.

    Unfortunately that does NOT update the recovery partition.

    If on the other hand you install via the full installer, this will update the recovery partition.

    But if you already have updated to 10.12.3 via the mac app store, or the delta or combo then running the full installer just to update the recovery partition is not necessary, as it can be done manually via the method I posted before. This has worked for every point release since 10.7.2 and is still working now for 10.12.3.
  23. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    True, I learned what I learned in a very hands-on way, too! ;)
  24. kissmo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2011
    Budapest, Hungary
    Maybe Apple is doing random spy checks on people to see if they do something indecent when waiting for the update to finish, or maybe rolling a booger or something....
    Or it could be a driver update...

    Who knows...

    Just cover the camera ;)
  25. MacBH928 macrumors 68040


    May 17, 2008
    I used OS X since Jaguar. Since 10.2 the OS just gets better. Unlike Windows which we had 98 that was horrible, then Me(or 2000?) that is most loathed in the world, then we had a very good stable XP jumping to horrible Vista then to a stable Win7 and from there one of the most hated bloated and retarded Win8 and finally a more decent Win10.

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