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,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:
- MacBook -- late 2009 and later
- MacBook Air -- 2010 and later
- MacBook Pro -- 2010 and later
- iMac -- late 2009 and later
- Mac Mini -- 2010 and later
- Mac Pro -- 2010 and later
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.