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Grab macOS Sierra While you Can!


Grab macOS Sierra While you Can!

Paul Whitlock

Assuming Apple continues its previous practices, once macOS 10.13 High Sierra comes on September 25th, it will become impossible to download 10.12 Sierra for the first time. That could be awkward if you want to upgrade an older Mac to Sierra at any point after High Sierra ships, since you won’t be able to get Sierra then.

We also recommend that our small business customers wait until several bug fix releases are out before moving production systems to the new OS. In tis case waiting until 10.13.3 (or later) makes a lot of sense for people who just want to get their work done. The decision on timing is totally up to you, but it is worth considering.

To ensure that you can snag a copy of Sierra in the future, open the App Store app on your Mac, type Sierra in the Search field, and click the Get button for macOS Sierra (it’s about 5 GB in size). It downloads to your Applications folder, and the installer launches automatically. If you don’t want to install Sierra right away, choose Install macOS > Quit Install macOS to quit the installer. What’s important is that Sierra is now registered to your Mac App Store account, and you can get it again from the App Store’s Purchased screen at any time on any of your Macs.