Apple went all out on the big stage, unveiling the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2, to name a few. Unfortunately, there was no word about a new Mac, but it did give a solid release date for the new macOS Sierra — finally!
Right off the bat, the fated day is on Sept. 20, and that means it's only a couple of days until everyone starts saying good-bye to OS X.
The huge piece of news started to make the headlines when the Cupertino brand made the announcement via the dedicated macOS Sierra webpage, and for the record, it's a free upgrade that'll become available at the Mac App Store, but outdated machines won't be included in the mix.
With that said, here's a list of compatible Macs:
• MacBook that's produced at least in late 2009
• MacBook Air that's produced at least in 2010
• MacBook Pro that's produced at least in 2010
• iMac that's produced at least late in 2009
• Mac Mini that's produced at least in 2010
• Mac Pro that's produced at least in 2010
Now that that's cleared up, here's a quick look at the new features that's about to arrive to supported Macs everywhere.
Content in the Documents folder or the desktop on the Mac will become more easily manageable thanks to the optimized storage system for the iCloud Drive. That means users will have access to those files through their iOS devices or another Mac.
This one doesn't really need an explanation, but the gist of it is that Siri and all of the virtual assistant's smart offerings are coming to the Mac.
One of the neatest features in tow is the Universal Clipboard, as it allows users to copy and paste images, videos and text from an iOS device to the Mac and vice versa.
The new Auto Unlock functionality brings another layer of convenience on the table, as it lets users unlock the Mac using an Apple Watch. Aside from being cool and all, that just saves a lot of time, especially for those who keep going on and off on their notebooks.
In light of the picture-in-picture mode, it appears that the company is taking multitasking to the next level. With this option at hand, users can keep an eye on another app such as iTunes and Safari and stay focused on the task at hand in the main portion of the screen.
On an interesting note, it's also worth pointing out that aside from the features, the software's moniker now aligns with the naming scheme of other products under Apple, namely tvOS, watchOS and iOS.
To boil things down, the Mac is getting beefed up with the upcoming macOS Sierra, and for those who are excited to get the improvements on board, it's recommended to save the date of the rollout. Just to be clear on that, it's Sept. 20.
Are you as pumped up as we are about the new features that the anticipated OS has in store? If so, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know, particularly about which one of them caught your eye the most.