Apple is now rolling out macOS Sierra 10.12.1 and apart from remedying bugs and issues that came with the release of macOS Sierra, the update also signals the imminent launch of the new MacBook models that are reportedly going to be unveiled this week.
AppleInsider reports macOS Sierra 10.12.1 clocks in at 584 MB, and it comes with the features that were formerly unearthed via the five beta versions that were rolled out to developers and beta testers ahead of the final version’s release this Monday.
The new update adds the smart album that is needed for the images captured using the iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera. It also brings with it Safari security enhancements and Microsoft Office compatibility improvements for iCloud Desktop and Documents.
Based on the patch notes, macOS Sierra 10.12.1 also fixes the issue that prevents Mail from updating when a Microsoft Exchange account is used. It also addresses the bug that causes Universal Clipboard to paste incorrect texts. Finally, the update is said to improve the Auto Unlock feature that works with paired up Apple Watch devices.
Mac users who want to update their hardware to the latest macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update can get it from the Software Update function found in the Mac App Store, as per MacRumors.
Although it is not stated in the patch notes, the new update reportedly comes with new features that are designed to work with the next-generation MacBook Pro models that are slated for launch this week and scheduled for release later this year.
According to reports, Apple is currently preparing to launch its new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook iterations on Thursday’s “Hello again” event. Previous rumors claimed that macOS Sierra was designed to power the new hardware features of the upcoming MacBook Pro, such as the Touch ID feature that will be embedded into the power button and the OLED strip that will replace the topmost function keys of the keyboard.