Apple at the WWDC 2016 announces the new name for the PC OS, with the OS X giving way to MacOS. The new version, as with the tradition of naming, is called the MacOS Sierra. It is no different from the OS X but Apple decided to give the OS X a new name and thus, MacOS is here.

Also read: iOS 10 announced at WWDC 2016 | WatchOS 3 at WWDC 2016

MacOS Sierra

Though a lot is introduced in the new MacOS Sierra, here are some of the highlights (list being updated) announced during the keynote. Of course, we see Siri integration in the new MacOS.

Auto Unlock – It takes advantage of the continuity feature to auto unlock your Mac.

Universal clipboard – A complete automatic syncing of the clipboard.

Optimized storage – The newer files are given some space by sending the older files to the cloud. Getting rid of files is also automatic.

Apple Pay – Now, Apple Pay will be available on the web. The authentication will be done using the TouchID on the phone using the Continuity feature. The authentication will also be done with a tap on the Apple Watch.

Picture-in-picture – A full screen split view to offer multiple app usage at the same time.

Siri on Mac – Siri is now introduced for Mac. This is definitely one of the best features introduced for the MacOS. There is a lot that Siri can do on the Mac.


The Developer preview of MacOS Sierra will be available from today. A public beta will be available in July 2016, and later, it will be available for the select devices during fall.


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