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MacOS Sierra gets a release date

The next Mac operating system will be released on September 20.

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Apple kept the focus on its mobile products during its September 2016 product event today, introducing the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the Apple Watch Series 2. Mac computers went unmentioned during the event, but the MacO Sierra page on Apple's site was updated to include a release date for the operating system: September 20.

As with past OS X releases, MacOS Sierra will be a free upgrade made available via the Mac's App Store, but you will need a Mac from late-2009 or later to make the jump. Here is the list of supported Macs for MacOS Sierra:

Mac computers will be able to get an update to MacOS Sierra later this month.

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Among the new features coming to MacOS Sierra are Siri integration, optimized storage via iCloud Drive, a universal clipboard, auto unlock via Apple Watch and Apple Pay on the Web.

The only Mac-related news to come out of Apple's product event on Wednesday was that iWork will soon offer real-time collaboration.

For more, get everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone 7 event.

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