The latest version of MacOS; “Big Sur” available to download!
Apple's new version of MacOS: MacOS Big Sur, which you can now download under the condition that you have a compatible Mac, is officially released. It’s also known as MacOS 11.0
Big Sur is one of the most significant Apple laptop and desktop software upgrades in years, including an all-round interface overhaul, icons and a menu bar, a new user interface control panel, widgets and a number of other enhancements. This is such a major shift that Apple has really moved away from the OS X / OS 10 brand that for almost 20 years it has been using Macs.
Apple also has some new confidentiality-focused tools, including improved Safari monitoring and details on the privacy of any applications you download in the Mac App Store.
However, Big Sur isn't thrilling because of its features on established Macs. It will be the operating system that will run on the M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini computers that Apple has just announced as soon as it launches on November 17, 2011. Apple notes that Big Sur is explicitly designed for running on modern ARM systems that have a significant feature not found on Intel versions: iOS and iPad applications.
These are the list of macs which can run Big Sur:
- Mac mini (2014 and later)
- Mac Pro (2013 and later)
- MacBook (2015 and later)
- MacBook Air (2013 and later)
- MacBook Pro (late 2013 and later)
- iMac (2014 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017 and later — i.e., all models)
Devices for macOS Catalina that are not cut for the Big Sur update include MacBook Airs for 2012, MacBook Pros for 2012 and early2013, Mac Mini for 2012 and 2013 and iMacs for 2012 and 2013.