The importance of updating Mac OS Sierra

The importance of updating Mac OS Sierra

Mac OS Sierra was released in October 2016. However, when a new operating system is released, only a few hundred thousand out of millions and millions of Mac users out there jump at the immediate update opportunity.
Many wait and watch to see what other Mac users say after downloading, installing and playing around with the new OS. It was the same with El Capitan, Mavericks, Yosemite or any of the older Mac OS versions.
The problem is that Apple cannot possibly test all scenarios in which an operating system might be used. For example, there are millions and millions of apps out there and Apple will never be able to test how one app works in tandem with another app. There are just way too many permutations and combinations to test out.
This is why Apple’s OS X update team is in overdrive mode when the OS is released. If you have ever used a new OS, you would have invariably come across a weird problem where a simple app didn’t run well because it was some OS issue. You would have also received an option to send feedback about this error to Apple. Though a lot of people ignore this feedback, there are hundreds who do actually send it. As a result, Apple receives thousands of these feedback event logs that they then analyze to see what caused the OS X to crash.
When they find the issue, they modify the code of the OS accordingly and will then release a patch. This is why subsequent updates or patches released as 10.x.x versions of operating system will fix a lot of performance issues. For example, if you were wondering when you used Sophos and Time Machine together, it simply is because you haven’t applied a patch that was released by Apple.

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