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WWDC 2016: What to expect from OS X 10.12

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Aaron Donald

June 8, 2016 (Updated: July 1, 2020锛

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The Worldwide Developers Conference would be there in a few days and a lot of exciting announcements are to be made in it. The event is organized by Apple and it will be held from 13th to 17th of this month. In this conference, a wide array of announcements, which are related to the company and their new products, will be announced.

The WWDC is associated with the most anticipated OS X rumor. Apple has taken the Mac Software update to a whole new level and people will be able to get hold of a variety of new and impressive functionalities through the Mac OS X 10.12 update. In fact, Apple has rebranded the entire software to make it align with other core products developed by the company. Now we are looking forward to the Mac OS X 10.12.

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A brief description of OS X 10.12

  • What is it? The next version of Apple's desktop operating system
  • When is it out? Before or during November 2016
  • What will it cost? Like the previous several versions, it will be a free update.聽There's no reason to suspect this will change

Release date

It is certain that OS X 10.12 will be announced at WWDC 2016 on 13th June, 10 am PT. However, it is unlikely to become available for consumers until September or October, as has been Apple's strategy since the release of OS X 10.9.
Here are the Date and Place of WWDC events since 2013:

  • WWDC 2013 (10-14 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco)
  • WWDC 2014 (2-6 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco)
  • WWDC 2015 (8-12 June, Moscone Center, San Francisco)

What we expect to see from OS X 10.12

1Will Siri make an appearance on Mac?

Yes. The integration of Siri into the operating system can be considered as one of the most popular and noticed rumors about OS X 10.12. Siri has been there on iPhones since 2011 and people love to use it on a daily basis to make the life easy. Mac users were complaining that they could not find a virtual assistant like Siri on their computers. As a result of this demand, the Mac developers took necessary measures to integrate Siri to the Mac OS and it will be released along with OS X 10.12. Therefore, you will get the opportunity to perform voice searches right from your desktop or laptop without any hassle.
The integration process of Siri to OS X 10.12 makes sense. Apple has been extremely transparent about their customer experience.

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2Touch ID

The latest Mac operating system, OS X 10.12 is expected to be released along with a brand new MacBook Pro as well. The specifications of MacBook Pro have been designed according to the exciting features of OS X 10.12. For example, touch ID is to be introduced to this new operating system and the new MacBook would come along with a fingerprint scanner as a result. This will help you to log into the computer in a secure manner. It can also assist you to make online payments without worrying about fraud attempts. The new MacBook would also get an OLED touch bar, which would be located on top of the keyboard. You will be able to use it with touch like gestures. The laptop would be much lighter, thinner and faster when compared to previous models. The OS X 10.12 operating system has contributed a lot towards its stability.

3Rename the 'Mac OS X' operating system to 'macOS'

A lot of people also say that the name of OS X 10.12 will be changed to Mac OS along with this update. That鈥檚 because Apple is planning to align the naming scheme with their other products such as iOS, WatchOS and tvOS. Therefore, you will be able to get MacOS instead of OS X 10.12. However, you need to keep in mind that this is just a rumor up to now and it might change during the release.

4iTunes change

A lot of Mac users are no fan of iTunes because of its slow speed and making it difficult to transfer files from Mac to iPhone or iPad. The iTunes overhaul is long overdue and Apple has paid the attention towards rebranding it. Therefore, people will be able to get a brand new iTunes interface change along with OS X 10.12.

Expectation of more features

Faster Spotlight searching

We like Spotlight in OS X El Capitan, but we frequently have problems with it. Often it fails to return items, and occasionally it doesn't return the apps we're looking for. Hope that Apple can add new features in Spotlight.

Health app for OS X

Health is a great app for iOS and Apple Watch, and we think it'd be nice to see it come across to OS X. We can read all data about our health on Mac, which is a exciting experience. Being able to keep an eye on your health stats from the desktop would help Health become a much more versatile tool.

Bring "Save As" back

We're still not sure why Apple replaced Save-As with Duplicate in its iWork apps, but we think Apple should rethink the approach. It's very convenient for the users who usually use this function.

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