Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

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  1. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    It's the macOS beta...
     
  2. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    lol thanks, not sure why I thought "ios", when I first read this.
     
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    Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    No worries. They often post both iOS, macOS, and watchOS, at least lately.
     
  4. mariusignorello macrumors 6502a

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    You mean the f.lux business killer? Wait isn't it open source?
     
  5. Guy Clark macrumors 6502

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    Crazy comments showing up here. Had Sierra 10.12.4 been released after 5 Betas and it had been buggy there would have been uproar. Keep the Betas coming if it ensures a solid stable update. As it stands with some of you guys Apple are damned our they do and damned if they don't. You cannot have it both ways. Whatever the opinion it is nothing like the rollercoaster ride of Windows 10 Insider Preview which I also participate in.
     
  6. jezbd1997 macrumors regular

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    No. It's only going to be on iOS (10.3) at this point in time
     
  7. Phil in ocala macrumors 6502

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    If this does not include getting my ethernet port to work again after it was disabled by a prior update.....I will pass.
     
  8. Guy Clark macrumors 6502

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    Crazy comments showing up here. Had Sierra 10.12.4 been released after 5 Betas and it had been buggy there would have been uproar. Keep the Betas coming if it ensures a solid stable update. As it stands with some of you guys Apple are damned our they do and damned if they don't. You cannot have it both ways. Whatever the opinion it is nothing like the rollercoaster ride of Windows 10 Insider Preview which I also participate in.
     
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    Pike R. Alpha macrumors 6502

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    Same Build ID (16E192b) for the Public Beta. Waiting for the first 10.12.5 Beta.
     
  10. Jayderek macrumors 6502

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    I know right? the horror of it all....
     
  11. Altis macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. I have a plugin for Chrome that makes web pages red text on black background (but leaves images), and you can feel your eyes physically relax when it's toggled from white to black.

    The amber tinting is nice, especially during the day, but it's no substitute for dark background when the lighting gets low.
     
  12. robeddie macrumors 68000

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    My guess: They'll introduce a 'budget' mac pro for $2300 with a spinning hard drive. And update the mac mini by again cutting the number of cores in half - a one core mac mini!
     
  13. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    Amen. I'm not comfortable when not running beta builds.
     
  14. KingOfStuff macrumors member

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    Rottenchester Zebras
     
  15. chris.finazzo macrumors newbie

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    This is the reason why I downloaded the 10.12.3 update earlier today. I'm still on El Capitan so that all of the assorted utilities I use have "absorbed" the impact of Sierra long before I attempt to upgrade them. For example, my Homebrew.txt (via `brew bundle dump`) has 90+ items. I'm going to be damn sure they work before doing anything major.

    To your point, flipping the switch on APFS in a point update seems risky. Better to do an OS upgrade when HFS+ is still in play, and not have to jump that hurdle at the same time.
     
  16. Jim Boonie macrumors newbie

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    So it's come to this... Time to pack it in, fellas.
     
  17. verpeiler macrumors 6502a

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    That's why APFS won't be live until next MacOS or even later.
     
  18. Asclepio macrumors 6502a

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    i hope so, nice site btw
     
  19. chris.finazzo macrumors newbie

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    At WWDC last June, there was a slide which indicated it will be the default file system for all products at some point this year. My concern here - other than my own upgrade situation - is a) That somebody high up on the org chart might have decided to green light an effort to convert iOS and macOS at the same time and b) APFS might have shown up in a late beta of 10.12.4 and then been released on short notice.

    While I do have a developer account, the ability to download past updates or combo updaters is sometimes iffy because Apple's default answer for getting Xcode is through the App Store.
     
  20. casperes1996 macrumors 65816

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    And available for Terminal use. I reckon that a lot of these betas do introduce changes and whatnot to the APFS stuff, even though it'll have no user-facing influence before presumably macOS 10.13. If you want to see how your app works with the new file system, you can create an APFS container through the Terminal
     
  21. photophanatic macrumors newbie

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    It would be nice if my LG 4K monitor would work properly with my MacBook Pro 2016 instead of failing to awaken after sleep and occasionally causing a crash upon wakeup that requires a restart. To me a fix of that issue is much more important than Night Shift.
     
  22. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    Beta 8 isn't showing on my MBP - showed up on my other Mac, but won't appear on this one. I reinstalled the Beta profile and still no go. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  23. ivan_k, Mar 21, 2017
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    This. Fixing the 3 finger drag issue would be good to have before anything else in my book as well.
     
  24. baddj macrumors 6502

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    I have similar wake issues with a HDMI 1080p display on my MacBook Pro 2016 only if I drag the menu bar to it in the display setting making it the primary display.
     
  25. jezbd1997 macrumors regular

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    I meant mainstream. iOS 10.3 is converting everyone to the new file system. I'm pretty sure that's what the other person was asking..
     

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