macOS Sierra 10.12.1 is now available to the public

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A new update for macOS is here.
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The public release of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 has finally arrived for Macs everywhere, bringing a bunch of bug fixes and tweaks.

Apple Watch owners will definitely want to grab the new update ASAP because it makes unlocking your Mac with your watch a lot more reliable. There are also some new additions for iPhone 7 Plus owners.


Photos taken in Portait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus will now be automatically sorted into a smart album in the Photos app. Apple finally turned on Portrait Mode for all iPhone 7 Plus owners today with the release of iOS 10.1. The feature is still in beta, but it was previously only available to developers.

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 contains other improvements for Safari, Universal Clipboard, Microsoft Exchange and iCloud Desktop and Documents.

New Mac support?

Recent rumors suggest Apple added support for the new MacBook Pro in the recent macOS Sierra update too. New Macs are expected to be announced at an event on October 27 at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino.

The long-rumored new MacBook Pro is expected to get some design tweaks. The most notable being an OLED touch bar that replaces the function row of keys. The power button may also get Touch ID capabilities.