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Apple today released the golden master version of macOS Sierra, the newest operating system designed for the Mac. Today's GM update comes two weeks after the release of the seventh macOS Sierra public beta and one day after the launch of the golden master for developers. The macOS Sierra golden master represents the version of macOS Sierra that will be released to the public on Tuesday, September 20.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program can download a redemption code for the golden master version from the public beta program website.

Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to both iOS and OS X betas.


macOS Sierra is a major update that brings Siri to the Mac, allowing users to conduct voice searches to find files, look up information, and more. New Continuity features include an "Auto Unlock" option for unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch and a "Universal Clipboard" for copy paste that works across multiple devices.

Deeper iCloud integration makes files stored on the desktop or the Documents folder of a Mac available on all of a user's devices, and Photos features new deep learning algorithms for facial, object, and scene recognition. The Messages app includes rich links, bigger emoji, and "Tapback" response options, and the macOS Sierra update will also bring Apple Pay to the web.

For full details on all of the new features included in macOS Sierra, make sure to check out our macOS Sierra roundup.

Article Link: Apple Releases macOS Sierra Golden Master to Public Beta Testers
 
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Wiejeben

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Can I install the Golden Master without being apart of the beta testing program? If so, will this exclude me from future beta updates, basically acting like I'm running stable?
 
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topdrawer

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sounds awesome, but i work in an open office, i don't see myself talking to my computer at work or listening to others give repeated commands that siri doesn't understand.

should get some use at home. but not as much.
 
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Eorlas

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Can I install the Golden Master without being apart of the beta testing program? If so, will this exclude me from future beta updates, basically acting like I'm running stable?

You can always enroll, download & install, then go to the App Store section of System Preferences and take your system off the beta update schedule.
 
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SandboxGeneral

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Looks like I have something new to download later when I get home. Then a couple of weeks on that and we get to the public release version.
 
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I spent hours finding a developer preview on Google last night and downloading it from France...

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steveing64

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I went to Apple Public Beta site, redeemed code from there and got macOS Sierra as a new item on Purchased tab in the MAS. So I guess it won't show up for beta users automatically.

Same here still not showing in App store but went through beta site and is now downloading as we speak 4.77GB
 
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AtheistP3ace

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I am super excited for sierra and the ability to pop out videos from safari. I listen to videos all day while programming at work, like all the last week tonights. Can't wait to put them in corner and see them too while I work!!!
 
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mdw1

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I went to Apple Public Beta site, redeemed code from there and got macOS Sierra as a new item on Purchased tab in the MAS. So I guess it won't show up for beta users automatically.
Look in purchased mine started to download after I used the code you won't see it in updates
 
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netsped

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It appears on the Purchased tab just as macOS Sierra. Last year with El Capitan it appeared as OS X El Capitan GM Candidate. Also the download it quite smaller this time, at just 4.77 GB (versus 6.21 GB of El Capitan).

Hopefully it will take less space when making a clean install.
 
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