Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.2 update

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Following yesterday’s iOS 10.2tvOS 10.1 and watchOS 3.1.1 releases, Apple today completed its OS updates by launching macOS 10.12.2 software update (build 16C67) for Sierra-compatible Macs. In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, macOS Sierra 10.12.2 packs in 100+ new and redrawn emoji available across iOS 10.2 and watchOS 3.1.1 as well.

There’s a new shortcut for taking screenshots of the Touch Bar and Chinese users can put a new Chinese Trackpad Handwriting button to the Touch Bar’s Control Strip. If you use Boot Camp, Sierra now supports new installations of Windows 8 and Windows 7 on supported Macs.

To install the software update on your Mac, launch the Mac App Store and click the Updates tab.

Here are your official release notes:

  • Improves setup and reliability of Auto Unlock.
  • Allows addition of a Chinese Trackpad Handwriting button to the Touch Bar Control Strip.
  • Adds support for taking screenshots of the Touch Bar using the Grab app or Command-Shift-6 shortcut.
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Touch Bar emoji picker to appear on the display.
  • Resolves graphics issues on MacBook Pro (Late 2016) computers.
  • Fixes an issue where System Integrity Protection was disabled on some MacBook Pro (Late 2016) computers
  • Improves setup and opt-out experience for iCloud Desktop and Documents.
  • Fixes an issue with the delivery of Optimized Storage alerts.
  • Improves audio quality when using Siri and FaceTime with Bluetooth headphones.
  • Improves the stability of Photos when creating and ordering books.
  • Fixes an issue where incoming Mail messages did not appear when using a Microsoft Exchange account.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented installation of Safari Extensions downloaded outside the Safari Extensions Gallery.
  • Adds support for new installations of Windows 8 and Windows 7 using Boot Camp on supported Macs.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some screen resolutions from being available on third-party displays.
  • Adds support for more digital camera RAW formats.

The macOS Sierra 10.12.2 update also improves reliability of the Auto Unlock feature and resolves graphics glitches that are plaguing some owners of the new MacBook Pro.

Detailed information about this update, including features for enterprise users, can be found in Apple’s release notes on the web. Security-related improvements in the macOS Sierra 10.12.2 software update are listed in a support document.

Apple also released iTunes 12.5.4 today with a Touch Bar-enabled scrubber and support for the new “TV” app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV.