Software update?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by The Macallan, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. The Macallan macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2017
    Hi guys!
    I get a macbook pro retina 15.4 inch and i wanna ask if i must update my software or should i ignore because i know from iphone once you update the software phone not working like before updating.
  2. Mikael H macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2014
    The reason for updating is to get bugs and security issues fixed. Even if you don't care about your own computer, this also acts as a sort of vaccination, where herd immunity may help squash potential attacks on others, not only on your own machine.
    That said: Unless you've got ancient hardware, your performance shouldn't drop a lot from common software updates, so there's usually no good reason not to upgrade to the latest OS version unless you disconnect your computer entirely from the Internet.

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