“Since the middle of June, Mac developers have had the chance to pound on betas of Apple’s operating systems to find bugs and make sure their products are compatible. The public got their chance a couple of weeks later with macOS Sierra and iOS 10,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. “All told, more than a million have had their chance to see what Apple is working on, and there’s been plenty of coverage.”

“Siri is, as expected for weeks before Sierra was launched, is the big deal. Siri is smarter for iOS 10, and for the Mac as well,” Steinberg writes. “Sierra also has a smarter Photos app, with a Memories feature that lets you harness its face recognition capability to create slideshows and other fancy collections.”

“Although it’s supposedly in a fairly advanced state of development, Sierra, to me, remains in shakier condition than iOS 10. I’m using it on a second partition on a recent 27-inch iMac. But it hasn’t become stable enough to consider using it as my primary OS,” Steinberg writes. “I’m not overly concerned with macOS Sierra’s shaky condition, since it probably won’t be out until October, in keeping with previous releases. There’s still time to clean it up, so it probably won’t be long before it earns a place on my primary partition. But not yet.”

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MacDailyNews Take: iOS 10 does indeed seem sounder than macSO Sierra at this point in their respective public beta programs. Once iOS 10 is satisfactory, we expect the remaining major issues in Sierra to be taken care of in time for the Gold Master.