Public Beta of macOS Sierra Now Available

Apple's public beta program for macOS Sierra is now live following this morning's announcement that both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra would be made available today. macOS Sierra will include a number of changes and new features such as Siri integration, Apple Pay for Safari, Auto Unlock via Apple Watch, and improvements for Photos, Messages, and Apple Music.

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As with iOS 10, users interested in testing out macOS Sierra should visit Apple's Beta Software Program website for more details and to register for the program. Once accepted, you should be able to access a redemption code and download link to allow you to access the Sierra installer in the Mac App Store. Make sure you have a complete backup of your system before upgrading.

Our macOS Sierra roundup has all of the details on what's new for Mac and users are discussing the changes in our macOS Sierra forum.

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56 months ago
Installing this on my company's mission critical computers. Wish me luck!
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56 months ago
I am totally the beta type of person however considering generally the first three releases of a new OSX, and the first one or two versions of iOS from Apple feel like alpha versions lately I think I will hold off. They don't get things ironed out until x.x.3 for iOS and x.x.4 for OSX it feels like (and unfortunately sometimes they never get that high before they come out with the next version and create more bugs!)
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56 months ago
Exactly! IMO, people should generally avoid betas unless they own multiple computers and have a "spare" or "secondary" one to play with it on.


Then don't download it! Stability of applications you use for your livelihood absolutely must take priority over a few new OS features. :)

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56 months ago
Not complaining, as I appreciate the upgraded features and attention to macOS—but this is the first time in awhile that I don't feel an extreme excitement and urgency to upgrade. And that's ok. But just trying to sort through why.
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* Siri isn't something I want to use, especially around people, but we'll see if it surprises me (Siri frustrates me more than brings me joy)
* New iTunes.. meh, well see
* Optimize storage, not something I trust right now, would rather do things manually


I would have loved to have seen a better, more efficient way to navigate files, manage windows, spaces, and so on.

Either way, I love El Capitan. So if this is more of that, I'm satisfied and will update with the official release.
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56 months ago
Installing on my main computer now. I have two major work deadlines this week, so if something breaks I'm gonna freak out!! Don't let me down, Apple.
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56 months ago
Dark Mode theme doesn't apply to Notification Centre sidebar, reported that to Feedback.
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