Apple Releases macOS Sierra With Siri, Apple Pay, Apple Watch Unlock, Universal Clipboard, and More

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    Apple today released macOS Sierra to the public, making the latest Mac operating system available for free to all Mac users around the world. Apple seeded eight betas of macOS Sierra and multiple versions of the golden master before its official launch.

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    macOS Sierra can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store, and Apple should begin offering it through the Software Update function shortly. It's compatible with the following Macs:

    2009 and Later
    - iMac (Late 2009)
    - MacBook (Late 2009)

    2010 and Later
    - MacBook Air (Late 2010)
    - MacBook Pro (Mid 2010)
    - Mac mini (Mid 2010)
    - Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

    macOS Sierra (10.12), which follows OS X Yosemite (10.10) and OS X El Capitan (10.11), features a new name that brings it in line with Apple's other operating systems, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The update focuses heavily on introducing new features to better integrate with the iPhone and Apple Watch and improve user experience.

    macOS Sierra brings Siri to the Mac, allowing users to conduct voice searches to find files, look up information, and more, with the ability to pin searches to the Notification Center for continual monitoring. There are new Continuity features including an "Auto Unlock" option for unlocking a Mac with an Apple Watch, and a "Universal Clipboard" option for copying text on one Apple device and pasting it on another.

    Better iCloud integration allows files stored on the desktop and in the Documents folder of a Mac to be accessible on all of a user's devices through iCloud Drive, and there are new deep learning algorithms in Photos for improved facial, object, and scene recognition that make searching for specific photos a whole lot easier.


    A "Memories" feature in Photos displays collections of pictures and resurfaces old events, while Messages features rich links, bigger emoji, and Tapback response options.

    Apple Pay is coming to the web in macOS Sierra, with payments authenticated through an iPhone or Apple Watch, and new features like multiple tabs, Picture in Picture multitasking, optimized storage, and revamped emoji are also available.

    More information on macOS Sierra can be found in our macOS Sierra roundup, which includes details on all major features and a list of more minor changes. Our forum members are also discussing Sierra's new features in our macOS Sierra forum, and we encourage readers to join in with questions and new discoveries.

    Article Link: Apple Releases macOS Sierra With Siri, Apple Pay, Apple Watch Unlock, Universal Clipboard, and More
     
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    Anyone going to upgrade their macbook air 2011?
     
  4. 576316 macrumors 601

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    Looks like my job for tonight is my annual fresh install! It may not be necessary but I do it out of habit and to keep my mind at peace. Clearing out a year's worth of hidden cache and junk files feels good!
     
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    STOP DOWNLOADING AND LET ME DO IT FIRST:+"*""ç*
     
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    Alright folks, if you haven't learned from last week - you might want to wait a little before downloading. And definitely backup your system with Time Machine or a cloning solution.
     
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    I still read "macOS" as rhyming with "tacos", and this is making me hungry.
     
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    does it give me the option to install the jack back on my iPhone 7?
     
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    Will I need an iPad to restore my Mac afterwards?
     
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    Move out the way, I need to get my dose of insta-consumer gratification before anyone else
     
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    Who dares to update? My phone got bricked for five hours last week :D
     
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    Is this the same version as the latest GM? It shows up as downloaded already.
     
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    I am also interested in the build number. Could someone please post it? Thanks
     
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    I'm going to upgrade my MacBook Air 2013, but not today. I'll do my test machine first (MacBook Pro 2012) that is currently running the latest beta of Sierra. Safari has stopped working and nothing that I've tried has fixed it. Just freezes when the window opens. I hope that's fixed after installing the general release.
     
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    Can someone please post the build number once they get it downloaded? Wondering if I need to upgrade from 16A323 or not..
     
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    Actually most excited about cross platform clipboard. I oddly enough finding myself wanting it all of the time!
     
  19. profets macrumors 601

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    But you can do that with the new storage manager:

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    Though gotta say I do love that new clean install feeling.
     
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    I'm excited to see what this new file system will do.
     
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    downloaded :)
    Now installing (or upgrading really)
     
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    4 hours download time with a 201.48Mbps DL, 80.79 UL connection (just tested using speedtest). :(
     

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