Apple Releases macOS Sierra 10.12.6 With Security and Stability Improvements

Apple today released macOS Sierra 10.12.6, the sixth update to the macOS Sierra operating system that launched in September of 2016. macOS Sierra 10.12.6 comes two months after the release of macOS Sierra 10.12.5, an update that introduced a headphones audio fix, enhanced Mac App Store compatibility, and more.

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 is a free update for all customers who have a compatible machine. The update can be downloaded using the Software Update function in the Mac App Store.


There were no bug fixes, feature additions, or other changes found in macOS Sierra 10.12.6 during the beta testing process, suggesting the update focuses on security improvements and other small enhancements.

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 is likely to be one of the last updates to the macOS Sierra operating system, as Apple is preparing to shift focus to macOS High Sierra, the next version of macOS. Apple introduced macOS High Sierra at the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5.

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42 months ago
Safari seems... just kidding I'm downloading it now.
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42 months ago

Safari seems... just kidding I'm downloading it now.

Say it. Say it!!!!!
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42 months ago

Is the Combo Update link posted yet?

Here is the combo: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1931?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
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42 months ago

Say it. Say it!!!!!

No no, please no.
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42 months ago
One thing life taught me, if your machine is working just as you like, don't update it. Why risk losing functionality on features and enhancement you probably don't need or sometimes might be annoying.

This is especially true when you use a machine with specific software combination for business or any kind of work. I remember when OS X was out, many people stayed on OS 9 because it did what they wanted and no reason to upgrade to a system you just don't know how it works.
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It's quite the opposite: Some users find it exciting to upgrade to High Sierra. But most people who you're reading to in this thread won't update to High Sierra soon, as we typically update on summer, to get the most stable version of each MacOS release. This wasn't necessary back in the years of Tiger or Snow Leopard, but it is today, if you want the level of stability you were used to (and still... you won't match it).

I might even skip High Sierra completely, and wait til summer 2019, as HS brings a new filesystem, and I'm not sure a year will be enough to consider it fail safe in production machines.

The problem is that Apple will keep nagging you for a good 10 months on daily basis and remind you to update. I wish there was a way to stop that.
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42 months ago

How about links to the updated Safari on El Capitan and Yosemite?

Yeah. El Capitan and Yosemite got updates too.

Security Update 2017-003 for El Capitan: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1932?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

Safari 10.1.2 for El Capitan:
http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/11/18/091-22828/isj968w4tkwqtz4jhlxngzbsr3nit6zh6z/Safari10.1.2ElCapitan.pkg

Security Update 2017-003 for Yosemite: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1933?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

Safari 10.1.2 for Yosemite:
http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/49/15/091-22830/922z4gigaqp3s1ww66w487cbm88x2cd2gu/Safari10.1.2Yosemite.pkg
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