Apple has finally fixed a few problems plaguing MacBook users in the latest macOS 10.12.5 update. The update rolled out today and is sized at nearly 865MB and will take about 15 minutes to install. Apart from fixing the bugs the update also brings to the table security improvements.
The update fixes the infamous audio stutter when played via the USB headphones. This was a common issue with all the users using the USB headphones and the only workaround was to use an adapter along with the headphones. The Changelog further mentions that the update “Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software update.”
Yet another interesting item on the changelog is the ability to install Windows 10 Creators Update without the need to download any other files. It’s not very clear on whether Apple wants to refer to direct upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update or whether they have eliminated the need to download Windows 10 support files, which has been one of the most daunting task while installing Windows 10 using Bootcamp. Apple is expected to launch a new Mac OS version in the World Wide Conference scheduled in June so the macOS 10.12.5 might be the last update for the current iteration of the operating system.
macOS 10.12.5 Changelog
- Fixes an issue where audio may stutter when played through USB headphones.
- Enhances compatibility of the Mac App Store with future software update
- Adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update via the Boot Camp
The macOS 10.12.5 is the fifth upgrade for the Sierra and the last one added new features including the Night Shift mode. The update should appear on your App Store and will mostly be updated on the macOS download page as well. Additionally, security fixes for Yosemite and El Captain have also been released.