Apple releases macOS 10.12.2 to the public

"I just received my new 15" MacBook Pro with touch bar.

MacOS 10.12.2, out today, contains a fix for the graphical issues experienced by some owners of new (late 2016) MacBook Pros.

Some users experienced graphics issues on MacBook Pro (October 2016) computers, which might go away if they upgrade to macOS Sierra 10.12.2, which also adds audio quality improvements when using FaceTime and Siri with Bluetooth headphones, and improves the stability of the Photos app when creating and ordering books.

Going forward, the battery icon in the Mac's menu bar will offer a look at remaining battery percentage, but it won't provide estimates on how long the MacBook Pro's battery will last. The update "fixes an issue where System Integrity Protection was disabled" on some models, presumably by re-enabling the feature-though if you're really anxious about SIP exploits, it would still be a good idea to re-install macOS, since re-enabling SIP won't get rid of malicious files that are already stored in the folders it protects.

In addition, bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements can be found throughout, including fixes for the troublesome GPU issues with the new MacBook Pros. Estimated remaining time is a clutch feature for a lot of Apple users, even though it apparently wasn't working well. At the same time it also means that there is an issue and this is that they can not blame any other party.

Adds support for taking screenshots of the Touch Bar using the Grab app or Command-Shift-6 shortcut.

Users wanting to update can do so by navigating to the update tab in the Mac App Store. Pacific time on Tuesday.

This feature is now available on the shipping version of macOS 10.12.2 for MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, although your mileage may vary in terms of reliability (which is partly why the more accessible menu bar option is gone).

You can read the full release notes below.



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