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Apple Seeds Fourth macOS Sierra 10.12.2 Beta to Developers [Updated]

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of the upcoming macOS Sierra 10.12.2 update to developers, two weeks after releasing the third 10.12.2 beta and a month after the public release of macOS 10.12.1.

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 4 is available for download through the Apple Developer Center or through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 includes new emoji, introducing Unicode 9 characters like clown face, selfie, face palm, fox face, owl, shark, butterfly, avocado, pancakes, croissant, bacon and more, plus many profession emoji are available in both male and female genders. Apple has also updated the artwork on many existing emoji, adding detail and design elements to make them look less cartoonish and more realistic.

There are few other outward-facing changes aside from the addition of new emoji, but the 10.12.2 update also likely includes many bug fixes and performance enhancements to address issues that have surfaced 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.

Update: macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta 4 is also available for public beta testers.

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36 months ago
The face palm emoji seems especially relevant.
Rating: 20 Votes
36 months ago
Nice to see "outward-facing changes aside from the addition of new emoji". Courageous.
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
Now we can have the upside down smiley face emoji on our gimmicky touchbar. Thanks Tim!
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
What turd MacOS Sierra is. After spending all that effort to clean up the bugs in Mavericks & Yosemite with El Capitan, they release a fresh stinking pile of buggy software full of emojis.

Wish I never upgraded. The 3 positive benefits of MacOS Sierra is their space-reducing feature, ApplePay, and App Tabs, and none of these are dramatic user experience improvements. Other than that, 3rd party software suffices for any of their new 'features'.

Siri? - Used once just to see how it worked.

Universal Copy-Paste? - I have 2 apps that can do that

Unlock via TouchID? - I have an app for that and I don't have to buy a new MacBook to do it

Desktop & Documents folder on all devices? - Even more fragmentation? No thanks. As if the iCloud environment isn't already confusing enough.

ApplePay? - Neat, haven't used it yet

Photos? - More bloated mac apps? No thanks

Emojis? - Everything thats wrong with the world today

iTunes? - The worst app on Mac becomes even worse

Tabs? - Neat, haven't used it yet

I still can't plug in my HDMI monitor without the Fan buzzing like a Category 5 hurricane (mid2102 MBP 15" Retina) .

Stick with El Capitan if you haven't upgraded.
Rating: 6 Votes
36 months ago
So they have the shark emoji, just need the Fonzie on waterskis emoji now... maybe in 10.12.3? Here's hoping.
Rating: 5 Votes
36 months ago
Dear God, what a cluster**** Apple is these days. Tim and his buffoon buddies have six months to release something that equates to a decent desktop computer, or then my $many thousands go to a PC manufacturer. Emojis... I mean what the actual ****? So glad I stuck with El Capitan.

And I agree with one of the posters above. Tim Cook really has to go.
Rating: 4 Votes
36 months ago
Please fix the sputtery performance, wifi connections losses please!!
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
damn is all emoji these days, what about stability improvements and bugs fixes. the only use i have for the face palm emoji is to express how i feel about Tim cook AKA Steve Ballmer 2.0 i hope the next CEO bring apple back to their glorious days, Tim is destroying apple, yes they are still making money but the customers are upset for many reasons, lack of innovations and stuff like that, Tim feel and believe PC's are dead, that's why we don't get a new mac pro, well last time i checked the last mac pro was from 2013 and now we are going to the 2017 and we still don't have a new mac pro update but every year we get iPhones, iPads, watches, etc etc etc. don't get me wrong i love apple but Tim has to go. i'm sorry for bringing this up i know steve is gone and i can't compare Tim to steve because steve made the keynote presentation and talk about the product and explained how the product works "functions" but all Tim does is talk for like a minute and say "we are thrill" like 2,000 a minute. sorry but it doesn't feel the same way there is no connection it feels flat and it comes up short. please apple replace this man. i know steve was the one who selected him because it was probably the best option at the time but he is only good for the company not for the costumers, that's how i feel
[doublepost=1480362386][/doublepost]and one last thing maybe i just me but i'm starting to feel like apple is going way too fast, this every year OS thing every year iPhone is going to start to back fire soon, people are going to get tired of it, like a said all Tim care about is money. maybe an OS and an iPhone every 2 years is a better idea.
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
Whist apple want to focus on useless stuff like emojis can we PLEASE bring back the grouch trash can?

It was available in mac os 7 but unavailable since then.

Here are some youtube videos of it in action:




I think it is very cool.

So uncool to remove it.

It would be cool to bring it back.
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago

Tim Cook himself is an emoji!!!!!!

Rating: 3 Votes

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