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Old 09-20-2016, 02:58 PM   #21
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aaaannnnddddd macOS Sierra also came out today - if your Mac is new enough:

MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
MacBook Air (2010 and later)
Mac Mini (2010 and later)
Mac Pro (2010 and later)
MacBook (Late 2009 and later)
iMac (Late 2009 and later)
But be aware that on the older machines even if Apple says it's "compatible" with the new OS, you still won't be able to use some of the cool features.
To take advantage of all the new features, you'll need one of these:

Mac Pro (late 2012 or newer)
iMac (late 2012 or newer)
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MacBook Pro (mid-2012 or newer)
MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
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Old 09-20-2016, 05:19 PM   #22
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Sorry I haven't been back to the thread - it's lack of time, not interest. The positive responses are encouraging, I think I'll install this one.
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But be aware that on the older machines even if Apple says it's "compatible" with the new OS, you still won't be able to use some of the cool features.
To take advantage of all the new features, you'll need one of these:

Mac Pro (late 2012 or newer)
iMac (late 2012 or newer)
Mac mini (late 2012 or newer)
MacBook Pro (mid-2012 or newer)
MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
MacBook Air (mid 2012 or newer)
This is always one of my two top concerns. Newer SW versions mean more functionality, but this demands more system resource. Soon enough, the hw isn't sufficient and the system slows to the point of annoyance or even no longer usable.
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Sorry I haven't been back to the thread - it's lack of time, not interest. The positive responses are encouraging, I think I'll install this one.
This is always one of my two top concerns. Newer SW versions mean more functionality, but this demands more system resource. Soon enough, the hw isn't sufficient and the system slows to the point of annoyance or even no longer usable.
I haven't noticed any slowdown with Sierra at all.

What is missing are features that require new hardware. For example, there are a number of features that use newer Bluetooth than my old iMac supports. So a number of the "continuity" features aren't available on the iMac. No handoff, universal clipboard, auto unlock (using the watch), and so on. (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204681).

Another example is that older Macs with older GPUs (the chips that accelerate graphics) simply can't do certain things. So the old iMac doesn't have as many photo filters available in the Photos app.

Now if you have a small amount of RAM (maybe less than 8GB, certainly less than 4GB) I'd recommend more. My 6 year old iMac has 12GB so I'm good.

Oh, and anyone who's running on mechanical hard disks. Well. The difference is HUGE.
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I installed ios 10 on iphone 6s. It changed my life. I no longer have to swipe the home screen to unlock the phone. I now can send other iphone users really annoying pictures and gifs that are built into the imessager. Its wonderful.
YES, that is my reason for loving it, haha. Two of our adult kids got me started on it. A decades-old friend (who has not installed IOS 10) mentioned that the gifs i send are creepy. using them felt addictive for the first few days.

Perhaps, my choices have not always been appropriate.

I am pleased with the update.
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