I have a late 2013 rMBP 2.6/8/256. Was wonderin if Sierra will make it slow?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    Never mentioned if 13 or 15, I'm using a late 2013 15", still almost as smooth as the day i bought it. You're...worrying too much...
     
  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I am using 13
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    The theory is, according to some, that Apple inadvertently sometimes makes devices slow with software updates and some people then have to upgrade. Happened to iphones in the past i think.
     
  5. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    I have essentially the same machine - late 2013 13" MBP. 2.4GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD.

    Running MacOS Sierra. Runs great. No issues.
     
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  7. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Should I upgrade? El cap is running fine... am worried
     
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    No difference here between El Cap and Sierra (Late 2013, base 13").
     
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    I have a mid-2011 13" MBA. 1.7GHz i5, 4GB RAM, 256GB SATA SSD.

    Sierra runs like a champ for me. I'd say faster than El Capitan as well.

    Worst comes to worst, you can always TM backup your Mac, throw Sierra on it, and if you don't like it, go back to El Capitan and restore from that TM backup.

    BL.
     
  10. thedeske macrumors 6502a

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    Same machine as the OP - Had problems with El Cap, so stuck with Mavs until now.
    Sierra runs fine. One or two minor glitches, but my big apps (Photoshop/Lightroom/Illustrator) run great.
     
  11. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Only you can decide.

    I wanted the new features (iCloud desktop/documents, Siri, Apple Watch unlock, etc.). Working perfectly. I made sure all the applications I use were fully supported with Sierra.

    We can't guarantee you wont have some kind of issue weird, but I've been 100% satisfied.
     
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    It's fine...why would a 3 year old computer not run a modern OS...it's not smart phones were talking about.
     
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    I have a 2012 and it's running better with the new OS as it gets more optimized.
     
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    I also have to say this for my MBA. It actually runs better with Sierra than it did with Lion, and it came with Lion OOB.

    BL.
     
  15. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    No. Apple doesn't "make devices slow with software updates."

    Newer software is more demanding than older software. Older hardware sometimes can't perform the task as well as newer, faster hardware.

    It's fine. Sierra, so far, seems to just be a bit of polish to El Cap.
     
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    Was it this person who told you?
     

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