Apple will release macOS Big Sur on November 12

Apple’s upcoming desktop and laptop operating system, macOS Big Sur, will be released on November 12, the company announced today.

macOS Big Sur — which stays with the company’s California-themed naming scheme — will arrive with a new and refreshed user interface, new features, and performance improvements.

Much of the features in iOS 14 are porting over — including improved Message threading and in-line replies and a redesigned Maps app. The new Apple software also comes with a new Control Center, with quick access to brightness, volume, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

Safari also gets a much needed lick of paint. It comes with new privacy and security features, including an in-built intelligence tracking prevention that stops trackers following you across the web, and password monitoring to save you from using previously breached passwords.

If you’re wondering what macOS Big Sir is like to work on, TechCrunch’s Brian Heater took the new software for a spin in August.

macOS Big Sur will be supported on Macs and MacBooks dating back to 2013.

Read more:

  • Apple is building its own processors for future Macs
  • What we expect from Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ Mac event
  • macOS 11.0 Big Sur preview
  • More from Apple’s November Mac Event

macOS 11.0 Big Sur preview

Read more


Advertisement