Apple’s Craig Federighi at WWDC in San Francisco today announced that the company is rebranding its 15-year-old name of the Mac operating system from OS X to macOS, which pretty much aligns to the current software platforms from Apple – iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and now macOS. Goodbye, OS X!
The new operating system for Mac is codenamed “macOS Sierra,” and will be featuring a plethora of tweaks and advancements so as to distinguish it from previous generations.
macOS Sierra now advances Continuity with the ability to auto-unlock your Mac using an iPhone or Apple Watch.
Apple has also introduced a Universal Clipboard feature that lets you paste text copied on iPhone on Mac.
With macOS Sierra, Apple is bringing picture-in-picture to Mac. You’ll love it, if you enjoy watching videos on the web while working across multiple apps.
Apple Pay is also coming to the world’s most advanced desktop operating system; and it’s through the Web. A “pay with Apple Pay” button lets you authenticate your purchase using TouchID on iPhone.
Apple will also be freeing up the storage on your Mac; offloading older files that aren’t used frequently to iCloud.
One of the most important and notable addition to Mac is the arrive of Siri. Yes, she’ll be coming to your desktop this fall with macOS Sierra.
Siri for Mac will likely replace most of your hand-related work with your voice, giving a little rest to Spotlight search.
macOS Sierra’s Siri is very akin to iOS’s in terms of functionality, and much attractive in design – at least for me. For instance, Siri can search the Web, which is quite obvious, for you. You can also compose message with voice, thanks Siri.
Apple’s macOS Sierra will launch this fall, with public beta arriving this Summer. Developers can get their hands on the software starting today.