5 update fixes bugs, supports Windows 10 Creators Update in Boot Camp

Posted May 17, 2017

Apple has issued another software update for its Mac devices. The new update likely focuses on bug fixes and security improvements. Those accounts will also find the update in the Mac App Store.

Apple released the first developer release of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 on Tuesday, just one day after shipping macOS Sierra 10.12.5. You can install this update using the MacOS Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility: • If you have already installed the new "MacOS Sierra Developer Beta Access Utility", choose "Software Update" from the Apple menu.

This means that Boot Camp users can install the Windows 10 Creators Update without the need for physical media (i.e. a USB disk image), as was the case before.

Resolves an issue, affecting some enterprise and education customers, that may cause the system date to be set to the year 2040. For instance, the update fixes reported audio issues for those with USB headphones, and vaguely increases Mac App Store compatibility with "future software updates".

The next major upgrade of macOS is expected to be previewed by Apple at its forthcoming Annual Developers Conference in June. The security-related fixes have also been released in update 2017-002 for both Yosemite and El Capitan, for those of you who are still using older versions of macOS.

We'll update if any changes are discovered in the new version.