Delight Mac owners. Apple has finally made available to download macOS 10.12.4 final update version now, bringing an end to a period of beta testing. The latest version can run on any computer which is compatible with Sierra, which also includes a variety of bug fixes, security enhancements, and a few minor changes as well.
After the success of that testing process – two to be exact – which has included registered macOS developers of Apple Developer Program, and public testers enrolled in the Apple Beta Software Program, has finally put macOS 10.12.4 in a place where it’s publicly ready for download and use.
The most prominent new feature to include in macOS 10.12.4 is Night Shift, which adjusts the display color hue to be warmer as the daylight hours change to evening and night, a feature which also exists in iOS. It’s always a visual treat when you open up the Mac App Store and see that one of the available updates is actually a major macOS improvement. It’s nevertheless better when you know exactly what the version being offered, and actually packs some terrible features and improvements rather than just under-the-hood bug-fixes and performance improvements.
The final update version of macOS 10.12.4 brings with it Night Shift for automatically shifting the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark. Also adds Siri support for Cricket sports scores and statistics for Indian Premiere League and International Cricket Council. Release notes although mentions that the new changes macOS 10.12.4 final version also includes Ditection support for Shanghainese as well. One of the most important improvements, albeit not the most useful for the majority of users, is that macOS is now capable of actually reading embedded data stored on a Windows EXE file. Resolves several PDF rendering and annotation issues in Preview. Rather than being a useless file, macOS now reads that information and makes things a little more presentable by using the actual logo or icon associated with that file.
Apple also taken things even further in the right direction, though with macOS 10.12.4 by introducing Night Shift mode, as well as bringing more power to developers by allowing them to directly respond to Apple Store reviews for their apps. So this should hopefully take some friction away between developers and app users by allowing conflict to be resolved in a better manner. The latest macOS 10.12.4 update improves the visibility of the subject line when using Conversation View in Mail. Fixes an issue that may prevent content from appearing in Mail messages.
Lucky owners of MacBook and iMac hardware can download and install macOS 10.12.4 right now without delay. Those familiar with how macOS works, will definitely understand that they can simply head on over to the Mac App Store right now and select the Updates tab. This should eventually pull through the latest macOS 10.12.4 update and initiate the update process. Before you do so, a full reboot of the machine will be required as and when the install finishes.
Release notes accompanying the macOS 10.12.4 update are as follows:
The macOS Sierra 10.12.4 Update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.
Adds Night Shift for automatically shifting the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum after dark.
Adds Siri support for cricket scores, schedules, and player rosters from the Indian Premier League and International Cricket Council.
Adds Dictation support for Shanghainese.
Improves right-to-left language support for the Touch Bar, toolbar, and visual tab picker in Safari.
Resolves several PDF rendering and annotation issues in Preview.
Improves the visibility of the subject line when using Conversation View in Mail.
Fixes an issue that may prevent content from appearing in Mail messages.
Adds support for more digital camera RAW formats.
If you haven’t received or your Mac system doesn’t show up the update yet depending on your region. Exercise some patience and keep checking the Mac App Store back as it will most probably appear. Stay tuned for more!
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