Since I have a MacBook Pro (Dec 2015), I took the plunge to macOS Sierra, Mac OS 10.12. The first thing I’ve run into is that some of my older applications don’t run. They require legacy Java 6 (which Apple provided up to El Capitan). If I can’t get it working, not sure what to do, since I have an old version of the Adobe creative application suites (CS5).
So, before you upgrade, identify your key applications and verify that they are compatible for macOS Sierra 10.12. If I run into anything that I find earth-shattering, I’ll post again about it.
New system features include:
- Siri functionality (my first query was Sunrise, and it was correct)
- Deeper iCloud integration (sharing documents is supposed to be easier)
- Shared Clipboard with Apple Devices
Under-the-hood Features (things non-geeks usually ignore):
- Disk Utility
- Support for RAID has made it return after being removed in 10.11
- Finder view has new “always at top” option
New application features
- Safari-like Tabs available in Mail and other applications
- Update to Photos (now you can search/find photos in new ways)
- Update to Messages/iMessage (can tie an emote to specific message)
- Redesigned iTunes
- Mail has new filter options