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Apple Seeds First macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS Sierra update 10.12.2 to developers, just one week after releasing macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and more than a month after launching the new macOS Sierra operating system.

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 1 is available for download through the Apple Developer Center and through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store. A public beta will likely be available for public beta testers later this week.

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It is not yet clear what improvements the second update to macOS Sierra will bring, but it will focus on bug fixes and performance enhancements to address issues that have popped up since the release of macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

macOS Sierra includes new emoji introducing Unicode 9 characters like clown face, drooling face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancakes, croissant, and more, plus many profession emoji available in both male and female genders.

Apple has also updated the artwork on many existing emoji, adding detail and making them look less cartoonish and more realistic.


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28 months ago
still abstaining from Sierra - I just don't trust it
Rating: 15 Votes
28 months ago

still abstaining from Sierra - I just don't trust it


macOS is still good. One of the few things that is still good. I'm sure Apple is hard at work wondering how best to **** it.
Rating: 14 Votes
28 months ago

still abstaining from Sierra - I just don't trust it


Every machine is different, but on my 2015 rMBP 13", it's the most stable macOS release I've ever used, and I've run everything since Lion on a handful of different machines.
Rating: 10 Votes
28 months ago
Apple has had a rough week, but Sierra has been great.
Rating: 8 Votes
28 months ago
Still can't auto-mount network shares without prompting for credentials (even if saved in keychain). Pretty lame bug. I'd verify that the bug report for it is still open...but, "An error has occurred. For assistance accessing Apple Bug Reporter, please contact Apple Developer Program Support."
Rating: 8 Votes
28 months ago

macOS Sierra 2 includes new emoji introducing Unicode 9 characters like clown face, drooling face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancakes, croissant, and more, plus many profession emoji available in both male and female genders.


Well if that's not reason enough to upgrade, I don't know what is!
Rating: 5 Votes
28 months ago

still abstaining from Sierra - I just don't trust it


It messed with my Photoshop and Illustrator performance. Did a fresh install and it got even worse. Not specifically Apple's fault, but still.

Kind of fed up with Apple atm.
Rating: 5 Votes
28 months ago
This is the first version of a Sierra update available as a combo too.

But there is something else which is new now.

There is the usual firmware update which comes with macos updates - but also a second one called embedded os firmware.

I suspect this is because of the touch bar:



Rating: 4 Votes
28 months ago
I always wait to update until the .2's :)
Rating: 3 Votes
28 months ago

still abstaining from Sierra - I just don't trust it

It works perfectly on my Early-2011 MacBook Pro. No major issues. Far better than El Capitan and Yosemite in terms of performance. I'm actually really surprised at how well it runs.
Rating: 3 Votes

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