Apple Addresses MacBook Pro Video Issue with macOS Sierra 10.12.2

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 fixes Touch Bar MacBook Pro video issue

Apple released macOS Sierra 10.12.2 on Tuesday with a fix for the video artifacting issue many Touch Bar MacBook Pro users have been experiencing. The update also ensures System Integrity Protection is enabled on the new laptop model, and improves Auto Unlock reliability, too.

macOS Sierra 10.12.2 fixes Touch Bar MacBook Pro video issue
Apple fixes MacBook Pro video bug, more, in macOS Sierra 10.12.2

Here’s what Apple’s release notes say changed in macOS Sierra 10.12.2:

  • Improves setup and reliability of Auto Unlock.
  • Allows addition of a Chinese Trackpad Handwriting button to the Touch Bar Control Strip.
  • Adds support for taking screenshots of the Touch Bar using the Grab app or Command-Shift-6 shortcut.
  • Fixes an issue that caused the Touch Bar emoji picker to appear on the display.
  • Resolves graphics issues on MacBook Pro (Late 2016) computers.
  • Fixes an issue where System Integrity Protection was disabled on some MacBook Pro (Late 2016) computers
  • Improves setup and opt-out experience for iCloud Desktop and Documents.
  • Fixes an issue with the delivery of Optimized Storage alerts.
  • Improves audio quality when using Siri and FaceTime with Bluetooth headphones.
  • Improves the stability of Photos when creating and ordering books.
  • Fixes an issue where incoming Mail messages did not appear when using a Microsoft Exchange account.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented installation of Safari Extensions downloaded outside the Safari Extensions Gallery.
  • Adds support for new installations of Windows 8 and Windows 7 using Boot Camp on supported Macs.
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some screen resolutions from being available on third-party displays.
  • Adds support for more digital camera RAW formats.

One subtle change we noticed is that the tike estimate is now gone from the Battery menu bar widget, but still shows the percentage of battery remaining. Apple most likely made the change because users were taking the time estimate as gospel, and if their laptop conked out earlier they assumed there was a battery problem.

The update also includes iTunes 12.5.4, which includes support for the new TV app on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

The macOS Sierra 10.12.2 update is a free download available through the Software Update app.

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