Apple’s macOS 10.12.2 includes graphics fixes for new MacBook Pros and more

“Apple has released the final version of the macOS 10.12.2 update,” Andrew Cunningham reports for Ars Technica. “10.12.2 includes support for new and redesigned emoji, but unlike the iOS update it focuses almost entirely on fixes and under-the-hood improvements instead of big, user-visible features.”

“For those 2013-and-later models that support unlocking via the Apple Watch, setting up and using the feature has been made more reliable,” Cunningham reports. “It could sometimes take a try or two to make the feature work, but this inconsistency should be minimized or eliminated post-update.”

“Apple tells us that according to all its testing and user data, the batteries in the new MacBook Pros are performing normally—there’s no bug that’s sapping your battery, and your real-world battery life is still going to be influenced strongly by your workload,” Cunningham reports. “The only battery life-related fix in 10.12.2 is the removal of the “time remaining” estimate from the operating system. Apple says this is because modern components switch power states so frequently and quickly that it’s hard to correctly estimate remaining battery life based on current activity.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We can confirm that unlocking via Apple Watch is improved.


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