macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 release time for bugs

By Peter Chubb - Sep 22, 2016

Update: It’s only been two days since Apple released macOS Sierra to the public, and now they have released the first macOS 10.12.1 developer beta. This build version is known as 16B2327e, and is said to help improve compatibility, security and stability of your Mac. This now makes us wonder when the macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 release time for bugs will be, and a good guess is roughly a couple of weeks from now. So we presume beta 2 to be released on or around October 5th.

macOS 10.12 Sierra developer beta 7 was released yesterday, and so we now have to wonder if there we will see a beta 8, or was this the last version being released to devs ahead of it’s Gold Master version? However, knowing that this desktop OS will be released later than iOS 10, we suspect that we could see at least an eighth or even ninth beta.

Previous macOS Sierra beta news

The macOS Sierra beta 1 release date was made available to developers just over a day and half ago and will be released to public for free later this fall. While we have yet to learn of any early bugs in terms of the software itself, we do know that they are there, we just need to have a bit more time to learn about them. However, we know that Apple will be keeping a very close eye on what the developers have to say so that they can be ready and resolve any issues, which will only happen with the release of macOS Sierra beta 2. As for its release date, we still do not have any idea on that.

Apple has now released the first beta of macOS, which has been named Sierra. And while we already have a good idea about its features, such as Touch ID support, and Siri integration, which we have already discussed in more detail in a recent article, there is something playing on our minds. We know that macOS Sierra comes with some great new features, some of which we have already discussed.

macOS Sierra Public Beta Launch Expectation – It’s no secret that the current version of OS X is still lacking in terms of features, and so the next version will need to deliver something special, and even non-developers will have a chance to try out some of those new features. In order to test these out you will need to download and install macOS Sierra Public Beta 1, and the good news is, this is also available today, so much sooner than it happened last year.

macOS Sierra beta 1

We know that there is a downside to this though because there will be several macOS Sierra bugs, but this is what the beta program is all about, and so beta 2, 3 and 4 will follow after in order to iron out those bugs with much-needed fixes.

macOS Sierra current bugs – The current bugs in macOS Sierra beta 1 are performance issues with the likes of iTunes, Safari, and Word. The WiFi problems that we tend to see with new beta release have also come back, more details of which can be found here.

It’s been two weeks since the release of the third beta, and so we can only presume that the macOS Sierra beta 4 release time will happen later today in order to resolve a few bugs, along with make a few feature improvements. Having said that, Apple could make us wait another week because as we get closer to its final public release, the beta release cycle for macOS Sierra could begin to slow down.

Well, Apple has shocked us yet again by releasing macOS Sierra beta 5 just a week after the release of beta 4. This now makes us wonder when the macOS Sierra beta 6 release date and time will be. Will we see it in another week, or will we be kept waiting a week or two, and that this will be the final version before iOS 10 goes Gold Master?

If it were to be released today, then we suspect the download will go live at 10am PDT, 1pm EDT and 6pm GMT today, August 1, 2016.

While there are no reports of any new problems, there is a persistent bug that will not go away from some users. That issue is with MacBook Pro devices becoming unresponsive for a couple of minutes after it has booted up.

We ask that you keep checking back for information on current problems with the latest preview build.

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  • Tanya

    Well, we only have an hour and half and we will have our answer, so let;s hold off on the debate just for now.

  • Jeff

    I dunno, I have this feeling that beta 4 will happen next week, as the release cycle needs to slow down a little now.

  • Timmy

    Cannot see why people are moving so much about these issues, they are only minor and to be expected with a first beta.

  • Laura

    Things do seem to be running just that bit faster, although I hope to see better improvements with later Beta versions.

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  • Timothy Elliott

    OS X 10.12? You mean macOS Sierra?

  • Garry

    I’m loving some of the new features, although Siri is really going to make like easier for me.

  • David

    Well, that was a bit obvious wasn’t it with that new name.

  • Jules

    With promises of a major overhaul, we could see a greater number of people sign up to download OS X 10.12 beta.

  • Dennis

    You could be right, Apple might not overwhelm developers with all of the new features coming to OS X 10.12, and so could see them slowly released with further betas.

  • Janice

    I’m so undecided as to whether I should try out the first public beta of OS X 10.12 or not.

  • Mike

    I think it is high time that Apple finally dropped the name OS X and brought the name more into line with its other platforms.