macOS Sierra 10.12

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by ip3g10, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. ip3g10 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    Hi Everyone,

    I have a late 2011mbp 13 inch, 512gb sad, 16 ram. Currently running El Capitan 10.11.16. to surf the web, email and word processing is what I use this machine for. Is there any benefit and will macOS Sierra run on my MBP?

    I have heard mixed messages and wanted to get other options.

    Thank you in advance!
  2. jbarley macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2006
    Vancouver Island
  3. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    I have a very similar machine, a late 2011MBP 13 inch, 256gb sad, with 16 ram, and it runs Sierra 10.12.6 very well. You also get all the latest security updates, some of which will not be updated in El Cap.
    My pet peeve with Sierra is the default folder icon's garish bright green color. That can be rectified using the disable SIP terminal command from the recovery partition, and after a reboot, using Liteicon ( and some folders from the DeviantArt HP ( etc).
    You can reenable SIP after that by rebooting to the recovery partition (terminal commands shown below).
    csrutil disable, csrutil enable
  4. iKS macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2017
    I have a similar machine (Late 2011, 12 GB of ram, 850 EVO) and I can safely say that Sierra is worth the upgrade on these older machines, as they can still pump out decent performance, and you'll get all the new features that come along with the newer OS. If you're just using a computer for the tasks that you specified, there will be no observable performance change between versions.
  5. ip3g10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    Should I upgrade or do a clean install?
  6. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    It shouldn’t matter. I’ve not done a clean install since Panther.
  7. iKS macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2017
    I personally only do clean installs for betas, so I suggest just go ahead and upgrade.
  8. ip3g10, Aug 5, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2017

    ip3g10 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
    Thank you everyone I just upgraded and currently indexing :)

    macOS Sierra way more stable than El Capitan.

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