Apple Seeds Second macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of the upcoming macOS Sierra update 10.12.2 to developers, one week after releasing the first 10.12.2 beta and two weeks after the public release of macOS 10.12.1.

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 2 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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macOS Sierra 10.12.2 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.

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

The update will also focus on bug fixes and performance enhancements to address issues that have popped up since the release of macOS Sierra 10.12.1.

Available since September, macOS Sierra is the latest Mac operating system. It includes Siri support, Apple Pay for the web, Universal Clipboard, Apple Watch auto unlocking, improved iCloud Drive integration, Picture-in-Picture multitasking, and dozens of smaller features that can be found in our macOS Sierra roundup.

Top Rated Comments

Firebrand Avatar
62 months ago
Still wish they’d sneak in a Sierra game in there
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cpnotebook80 Avatar
62 months ago
iOS and OSX updates - emojis, emojis, emojis,
That is apple's priorities, priorities, priorities,

MBP update - emoji bar,
Can't wait for iphone hardware change to include more emojis!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nunyabinez Avatar
62 months ago
Revolutionizing emojis. Reworking them from the ground up.
However, half of the functionality in the previous emoji is not there, but will be added back in in future updates. This will cause professional emoji users to completely alter their workflow, resulting in their moving to a competitor's emojis. This was necessary to get all the emoji on a common framework.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StevieD100 Avatar
62 months ago
New or improved Emoji's? Is that it?
Wow.
And to get a whole relase just for them. They must be sooooooo important.
Consider me unimpressed.
mind you I have not upgraded my main system to Sierra yet.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steve333 Avatar
62 months ago
Good thing we're getting new emoji's, now I don't have to be concerned about my computer being slower with Sierra or the delay when placing items in a folder
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
poi ran Avatar
62 months ago
Emojis? Fine, but I'm not sure when to use them. What's wrong with smileys? Guess I'm too old fts.

I'm still waiting for Finder to actually merge folders, if that's what I want, and not delete destination folder's previous contents - sometimes.

I see little use for a "common user" such as myself to install betas these days. Well, I do install them...but it was ages ago that a beta or "preview" actually was exciting to install.

With that being said I'm happy as long as Apple updates don't kill off my hackintosh, "real apples" are too expensive here in Scandinavia :-/
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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