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Recap: macOS Sierra Launch Day

It's been a busy day of macOS Sierra news following the public launch, so we've put together a quick rundown of all of our coverage to make it easy for everyone to find everything all in one place. With enhancements involving Siri, iCloud, Apple Pay, Photos, Messages, and more, there's a lot to catch up on.

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- Apple Releases macOS Sierra With Siri, Apple Pay, Apple Watch Unlock, Universal Clipboard, and More

Feature Highlights and How Tos


- macOS Sierra: How to Use Apple Pay on the Web
- macOS Sierra: Save Disk Space With the New 'Optimize Storage' Option
- macOS Sierra and iOS 10: Universal Clipboard for Cross Device Copy/Paste
- macOS Sierra: Photos Gains 'Memories' and Messages Adds Rich Links, Tapback, and Large Emoji
- macOS Sierra: Picture in Picture Mode for Safari and iTunes Videos
- macOS Sierra: How to Unlock Your Mac With Your Apple Watch
- macOS Sierra: Apps Gain Safari-Style Tabs
- macOS Sierra: iCloud Drive Syncs Desktop Files and Documents Across Devices
- How to Perform a Clean Installation of macOS Sierra
- How to Use Siri in macOS Sierra

Other Sierra-Related News


- Tweetbot for Mac Updated With Support for macOS Sierra and Extended Tweets
- iWork Apps for macOS Sierra Updated With Real-Time Collaboration
- Safari 10 Now Available for OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite
- macOS Server Updated for Sierra With New Setup Assistant Options and More
- macOS Sierra Addresses Dropbox Security Concerns by Asking for Accessibility User Permission

For more on macOS Sierra, make sure to check out our dedicated roundup and visit our macOS Sierra forum to discuss all of the new features and changes.



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32 months ago

AWESOME... Its not available for install on my Mac, so officially my Macbook Pro from Mid 2009 with new solid state HD and 8GB of ram is not-good enough.... So no more updates for me I guess. What a crock of SHIZZ


Your computer is more than 7 years old, dude. I mean, come on.
Rating: 69 Votes
32 months ago
What a great way to release a new Mac operating system... With no new Macs.
Rating: 49 Votes
32 months ago

What a great way to release a new Mac operating system... With no new Macs.


This is something only Apple could do.

Rating: 33 Votes
32 months ago
AWESOME... Its not available for install on my Mac, so officially my Macbook Pro from Mid 2009 with new solid state HD and 8GB of ram is not-good enough.... So no more updates for me I guess. What a crock of SHIZZ
Rating: 26 Votes
32 months ago

Lol .. never thought of it like that


Apparently neither has Apple...
Rating: 19 Votes
32 months ago

Your computer is more than 7 years old, dude. I mean, come on.


My Mac Pro is 8 years old, but I have put almost as much money into the machine as it originally cost. This arbitrary cut-off by Apple is complete ********.
Rating: 16 Votes
32 months ago

AWESOME... Its not available for install on my Mac, so officially my Macbook Pro from Mid 2009 with new solid state HD and 8GB of ram is not-good enough.... So no more updates for me I guess. What a crock of SHIZZ

I recommend you take a look at this thread ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macos-10-12-sierra-unsupported-macs-thread.1977128/').

Your computer is more than 7 years old, dude. I mean, come on.

As long as their needs are met and the Mac continues to be usable, age is just a number. :)
Rating: 16 Votes
32 months ago
Not looking forward to updating. If the security updates kept coming for older versions of the OS I don't think I'd bother 'upgrading' at all, which I'm sure is part of the reason they don't.

But I still miss Leopard to be honest, that was the high point of Mac OS /OS X for me. Will just have to get used to Sierra.

*packs world's smallest violin away* #firstworldproblems
Rating: 13 Votes
32 months ago

My Mac Pro is 8 years old, but I have put almost as much money into the machine as it originally cost. This arbitrary cut-off by Apple is complete ********.


Put another way: You could've bought a new one (better, and cheaper) for the amount of money you spent upgrading the original one. Upgrading PC's is never cost effective, and on Macs it's even worse.
Rating: 13 Votes
32 months ago

I don't have a Siri device. Why is it that siri on my mac, in a quite room, often doesn't get what I'm asking the first time and My Amazon echo hears me across the room while sitting on the speaker that music is coming out of?


Your Mac device doesn't have the sophisticated microphone array that Echo does. When your Mac was built, the mic was primarily designed to be used in video chatting etc. where the thing listening was another human being, not a computer that's trying to learn the nuances of your speech. Even if you're in quiet room, your sound may be echoing off a table and reverberating into the mic, making it hard for the software to understand.

Siri on a phone will work better than earlier Mac devices because phones are designed with noise (like extraneous sounds) in mind so that the phone and the person on the other side can hear you better.

In short it's not because Siri sucks (I mean she's not great, but in this case that's not the problem), it's because the HARDWARE hasn't been designed to properly relay clear audio to your Mac.
Rating: 9 Votes

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