Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 1 with Night Shift for Mac, other new features

“Apple has just released beta 1 of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and it comes with one particular headline feature, it brings the same Night Shift feature seen on iOS to the Mac for the first time,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac.

“This means Mac users can now set a schedule to have their display colors slowly shift hues over time, displaying less blue light as night time approaches,” Mayo reports. “Night Shift on Mac changes the colors of the integrated Retina Display on a MacBook as well as any connected external displays.”

Mayo reports, “Along with Night Shift, macOS 10.12.4 also includes Shanghainese dictation support, Siri cricket scores and more.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Night Shift for Mac, finally!


  1. Nice!!! For home use, shifting the white point in evenings is highly recommended. Wonder what took Apple so long to add this feature to the Mac. Hope it is more easy to control than Flux.

    1. Apple obviously geared more towards average consumer than pros, I sure hope it’s not on by default, it would be one hell of a nightmare to have my clients commenting my retouched picture colors based on a gradually shifting hue…

  2. I’ve been using Flux for sometime now. It Flux works great for night time dimming and if I need to turn it off to see true colors, I turn it off for an hour. I’m willing to bet Apple’s implementation of this will work similarly. I look forward to it!

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