“While macOS adopts a new name, it retains the existing versioning system, with macOS Sierra being version 10.12,” Brandon Chester writes for AnandTech.

“Like all updates to macOS, Sierra comes with a number of new features. With the bulk of Apple’s device sales being mobile devices, there have been a number of features in recent versions of macOS that work to leverage how devices running macOS, iOS, and watchOS can work together,” Chester writes. “Having cloud sync across devices is one thing, but building and properly executing Apple’s continuity features really requires control over the hardware and software stacks across all devices. Unfortunately it’s difficult to test these features during Apple’s beta period, but that just gives Apple’s users things to look forward to later in the year.”

“macOS Sierra seems to be a good improvement on OS X El Capitan. Users will feel right at home after they upgrade, and they’ll be greeted with new features and small tweaks throughout the system that help make the experience better.,” Chester writes. “f you’ve bought into Apple’s device ecosystem you also get some features that don’t really have any equivalent within Microsoft’s or Google’s device ecosystem.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Even in beta and with not everything working, we’re liking macOS Sierra very much!

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