The first macOS beta was released this week, so of course I downloaded it straight away on my Mac to bring you all a quick hands on video.
Although this is still the first beta, and many functions still don’t work as intended, it gives us our first glimpse at Apple’s next-gen desktop OS in action. Check out the macOS Sierra hands on video below.
macOS Sierra hands on
Updates to Apple’s desktop operating system go a lot further than just the name change. One of the biggest additions is Siri, allowing you to multitask more effectively. On top of that there is automatic unlocking, Apple Pay for the web and Universal Clipboard.
Picture-in-picture is also coming to the Mac, although I wasn’t able to get this feature working in this beta. But new features such as Optimized Storage seem to work great.
Need more macOS news?
Unless the videos were hours long, I wouldn’t be able to fit everything macOS Sierra has to offer in there.
Check out the links below for more desktop OS goodness.
- Download Apple’s fancy wallpapers from iOS 10 and macOS: Want a taste of Apple’s latest operating systems without messing around with unstable betas? You can now download the latest wallpapers from iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.
- Clues in macOS Sierra point to OLED touch bar for MacBook Pro: Source code in the first beta build of macOS Sierra adds support for an OLED touchpad, seemingly confirming the accuracy of the leaked MacBook Pro photos we published last month.
- Siri comes to Mac and opens up to developers: Big changes are coming to Siri, Apple’s intelligent voice-activated assistant. For the first time, Siri will be available on the Mac and will be opened to third-party developers on iOS.
macOS Sierra is available to developers now, with a free public release coming this fall. Make sure you subscribe to Cult of Mac’s YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of the latest videos.