Apple issues sixth public, seventh developer betas of macOS Sierra

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Apple on Monday released sixth public and seventh developer previews of macOS Sierra, continuing to pave the way for a final release due sometime this fall.




The new code can be downloaded as updates from the Mac App Store. For people looking to jump into the beta stream for the first time, the software is available through Apple's developer and Beta Software Program portals.

AppleInsider will share any significant feature changes if and when they're discovered. In any case the new betas are mostly expected to polish up Sierra, cleaning up any serious bugs and performance issues.

Apple issued equivalent iOS 10 betas on Friday. That OS is expected to debut next month -- macOS could follow suit, but might also wait for October, depending on Apple's progress and/or whether it wants to time the update with new Macs, which are more likely to be announced away from the usual September iPhone event.

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    I had the public beta 6 on Friday
  • Reply 2 of 7
    Nope. It would have been Public Beta 5.

    I checked this morning and there was not a Beta update but there is now and it's 6.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    Would it make sense/be likely for the new MacBook Pros to not launch until at least after Sierra is out and thus just launch with the new OS on board?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Mutton said:
    Would it make sense/be likely for the new MacBook Pros to not launch until at least after Sierra is out and thus just launch with the new OS on board?
    You’d think so, but Apple’s known for releasing hardware on existing OS’. Saves them from supporting it for an extra year at EOL, seven years on.

    The first aluminum iMacs were released with whatever was already out at the time, and Steve said “They run great on such-and-such, and they’ll run even better when whatever-it-was comes out.”
  • Reply 5 of 7
    dysamoriadysamoria Posts: 1,921member
    "The new code"???
  • Reply 6 of 7
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    dysamoria said:
    "The new code"???
    That’s what happens when the media completely exhausts their thesauri and also doesn’t have anything meaningful on which to report.
  • Reply 7 of 7
    gdoggdog Posts: 224member
    on older imac i7 with ssd, safari and chrome faster, animations slightly slower, native apps fast, quicken essentials does not work, notifications screen nicer.  less disk space used.  almost ready for prime time.
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