Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]

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    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.6 update to developers, a little less than week after seeding the third beta and more than a month after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.5, a minor bug fix update.

    The fourth beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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    We didn't find any significant features or notable bug fixes in the first three macOS Sierra betas, and because Apple does not provide beta release notes, it's likely we won't know what's included in the update until it sees a public release.

    macOS Sierra 10.12.6 is likely to be one of the final updates to the Sierra operating system as Apple transitions to macOS High Sierra, which was introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

    Update: A fourth public beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 is also available for public beta testers.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 to Developers [Update: Public Beta Available]
     
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    Hurray...

    Please Apple, give us the Public Beta of High Sierra...
     
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    Don't know why they release it for developers only and then turn around and allow the public beta just a few hours later. Is there really that high of a demand that they have to be staggered?
     
  5. WalterTizzano macrumors member

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    Who cares about macOS Sierra, just work on High Sierra please :)
     
  6. dan9700 macrumors 6502a

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    Enough with the dam betas it must be ready by now dam
     
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    I came here just to say that. I bet the Public Beta will probably be out next week.
     
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    Should be out tomorrow actually. Going from last year, they release betas every other week, and most of the time on Tuesday. So if that pattern holds, we should get it by tomorrow morning, hopefully.
     
  11. pommie82 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like all the people that are working on high sierra have gone on holiday i thought they would of released a new version by now it about time they do because this is the worse we have ever dealt with
     
  12. WalterTizzano macrumors member

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    I really hope so ^^
     
  13. pommie82 macrumors 6502

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    Fingers crossed it out tomorrow at some point
     
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    You say that now but when it does releases and one person’s Mac glitches out, Everyone here scream “Apple is Doomed! Steve Jobs would never..! Snow Leopard!.. blah blah blah...”
     
  15. pommie82 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think many people are even interested in Sierra at all any more they are more interested in high Sierra
     
  16. kissmo macrumors 6502a

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    I have the feeling HS DP2 will be only available tomorrow.
    I hope I am wrong though...
     
  17. pommie82 macrumors 6502

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    If it is as bad as this one then they can keep it for a couple of weeks so that we can have a solid build to work from then something that just reboots your machine every 30 seconds which is a complete waste of time

    i have learnt my lesson now this is the last time i am even going to bother messing with beta because they are not worth the bother at all nice to get the new features early but at the end of the day you will get them at some point so it just better to sit tight and wait for the gold release to come out and then use that and save haven all this messing around
     
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    So, there are only two posts that ask about the iOS Beta in the MAC OS thread. I wonder how many more we can have...
     
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    I guess we'll see. That would be neat
     
  22. asiga macrumors 6502

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    You shouldn't forget that there's a not so small group of users (I belong to that group) that choose not to be in the bleeding edge of new releases because we prefer rock-solid stability. I'm one of those still at 10.11.6, and waiting for the last 10.12.x update for going into Sierra. Regarding High Sierra, I don't plan to update to it until next summer at least (or even more, because a new filesystem is not something I like to betatest).

    However, PDFkit could change everything I said in this paragraph. Are there any reputable experiences about the current status of the PDFkit bugs?
     
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    It's in case a developer notices a major issue. Then Apple can stop the public fanbase from installing.
     
  24. Guy Clark macrumors regular

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    macOS Sierra only matured following the 10.12.4 update.

    There is no indication that macOS 10.13 High Sierra will mature any sooner.

    Keep running the previous release until all the bugs have been ironed out.

    Translated that means I shall not be upgrading until the 10.13.4 update has been released.
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    Snow Leopard running on a mid 2011 iMac packs a hefty punch and more than a match for Sierra.
     
  25. macintoshmac macrumors 65816

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    While I agree with you on the snappiness of the OS, frankly, Snow Leopard does not have the feature set that today's Apple ecosystem uses. But, I do wholeheartedly agree with you on the one thing that people remember about SL - snappiness - and that really, really matters a lot.
     

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