Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS 10.12.6 to Public Beta Testers

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today seeded the first beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to public beta testers, one day after releasing the beta to developers and two days after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.5, a minor update with bug fixes and other improvements.

    Beta testers who have signed up for the Apple beta testing program will receive the macOS Sierra 10.12.6 beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.


    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 macOS Sierra betas.

    No notable features were discovered in macOS Sierra 10.12.6 developer beta, suggesting this update is minor in scale and focuses on internal improvements like bug fixes and security enhancements rather than outward-facing changes.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds First Public Beta of macOS 10.12.6 to Public Beta Testers
  2. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
  3. ncollingridge macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2002
    So no changes yet in PDFKit? I'm still sticking with El Capitan until I know for a fact that they have sorted out PDFKit. No news==no update. Last I saw was that there are still some big issues and I use PDFs all the time.
  4. MacBird macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2010
  5. peppespizzapie macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2010
    3-5 update's of apple software a month....EVERY month...for over 3 years now...And always with the same reason! " like bug fixes and security enhancements " !!
    So no new stuff....bugs, security.....How many bugs ARE there in apple software? How risky IS apple software?
    Even in it's worse time windows software didnt have that many bugs. So are we paying the highest price for apple products not knowing we are paying for IOS WINCRAP?
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Where are you getting 3-5 updates per month?

    Are you talking about betas? That's quite different from actual public updates. Nothing about it says anything about one thing having more bugs or less bugs or anything of the sort. Development of any OS is ongoing pretty much all the time (whether or not betas are being released).
  7. -BigMac- macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    I would love actual detail in the update notes
  8. macintoshmac macrumors 68000


    May 13, 2010
    Apple is the biggest scam and joke in the world. Not only are the products inferior quality, but there is no quality control, no innovation, nothing going on for a long time now, and especially since Jobs died. They charge exorbitantly for crap Chinese products and yes, we hate it, we hate it, we hate it! And let's not even begin to talk about the "3-5" updates every month! I mean, yes, how much buggy is the software!

    There, it's said. Now relax, and let's just look forward to some exciting new things this WWDC. I, for one, am looking at bootable APFS. :)
  9. btrach144 macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2015
  10. tmoerel macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    Do you have any idea of the complexity of developing an OS? There is millions of lines of code written by many people. There is always possible bugs in there.
  11. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

    May 20, 2015
    Nothing in it, just instalation instructions and some other boring stuff. :(

    So, no need to break the NDA. :oops:

  12. -BigMac- macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    this is what I mean. They barely reveal anything.
    This is the same case when example - Facebook does an iOS App update. It never specifies whats happened. annoying
  13. RednBlue, May 18, 2017
    Last edited: May 21, 2017

    RednBlue macrumors member


    Dec 17, 2013
    Reading UK
    Damn. USB crackle is back.

    OK now after reboot.
  14. T909 macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2008
  15. macintoshmac macrumors 68000


    May 13, 2010
    Didn't you just break the NDA by sharing confidential, beta white space? :D
  16. jenst macrumors newbie


    May 18, 2017
    You can sign up for apple's security announce mailing lists, at

    They'll mail you things like (but only after final release, not on beta's)
    macOS 10.12.5 is now available and addresses the following:

    Available for: macOS Sierra 10.12.4
    Impact: An application may be able to gain kernel privileges
    Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved
    memory handling.
    CVE-2017-2545: 360 Security (@mj0011sec) working with Trend Micro's
    Zero Day Initiative
  17. sashimimi macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Look closer !

  18. macintoshmac macrumors 68000


    May 13, 2010
  19. TechLover52 macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2017
    I found a new wallpaper, as well as a feature mimicking tabs if you click the square in the top right in terminal. So I do believe that there are new and noticeable features.
  20. Erdbeertorte, May 23, 2017
    Last edited: May 23, 2017

    Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

    May 20, 2015
    I think you are correct Sir! ;)

    At least one of them is new...

    Death Valley, Desert, Mountain Range? (macOS 10.13 named like the first one... :eek:)

    Bahamas, Bahamas Areal, Foggy Forest? (macOS 10.13 or 11 named like one of them... :eek:)

    Floating Ice, Snow, Blue Pond? (macOS 11 Alaska, Antartica, North Pole... :eek:)

    What the xxx...:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "">
    <plist version="1.0">
        <string>Sierra 2.jpg</string>
        <string>El Capitan.jpg</string>
        <string>El Capitan 2.jpg</string>
        <string>Yosemite 2.jpg</string>
        <string>Yosemite 3.jpg</string>
        <string>Yosemite 4.jpg</string>
        <string>Yosemite 5.jpg</string>
        <string>Rolling Waves.jpg</string>
        <string>Earth and Moon.jpg</string>
        <string>Earth Horizon.jpg</string>
        <string>Milky Way.jpg</string>
        <string>Bahamas Aerial.jpg</string>
        <string>Rice Paddy.jpg</string>
        <string>Forest in Mist.jpg</string>
        <string>Foggy Forest.jpg</string>
        <string>Mountain Range.jpg</string>
        <string>Floating Ice.jpg</string>
        <string>Blue Pond.jpg</string>
        <string>Death Valley.jpg</string>
        <string>Ducks on a Misty Pond.jpg</string>
        <string>Pink Forest.jpg</string>
        <string>Mt. Fuji.jpg</string>
        <string>Antelope Canyon.jpg</string>
        <string>Eagle &amp; Waterfall.jpg</string>
        <string>Grass Blades.jpg</string>
        <string>Floating Leaves.jpg</string>
        <string>Bristle Grass.jpg</string>
        <string>Foxtail Barley.jpg</string>
        <string>Red Bells.jpg</string>
        <string>Pink Lotus Flower.jpg</string>
        <string>Hawaiian Print.jpg</string>
        <string>Abstract Shapes.jpg</string>
        <string>Color Burst 1.jpg</string>
        <string>Color Burst 2.jpg</string>
        <string>Color Burst 3.jpg</string>

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