#kamisukareview – Apple announced that it has made macOS Big Sur available for all compatible MacBook and Mac computers as of November 12. The Cupertino-based company announced on Tuesday.
Apple launched its new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini powered by the built-in M1 chip. This new macOS release is the successor to last year's macOS Catalina.
masCOS Big Sur is Available and Ready to Download
macOS Big Sur makes its debut at WWDC 2020 in June. This operating system aims to enhance the computing experience of macBook and Mac users by presenting an improved interface.
Then support for universal applications, and the ability to run iOS and iPadOS applications natively. macOS Big Sur is also specially designed for Apple silicon.
MacOS Big Sur Release Date
Apple's VP of Hardware Engineering John Ternus announced the release date for macOS Big Sur during a virtual event last Tuesday. Ternus said that the new operating system will be available for download starting Thursday, November 12.
Apple launched macOS Big Sur at WWDC 2020 – along with other software updates including iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.
macOS Big Sur will come as a system that will run on Apple Mac which is currently compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina. This comprises the 2015 MacBook and later, the MacBook Air 2013 and later.
Then create MacBook Pro late 2013 and later, Mac mini 2014 and later, iMac 2014 and later, iMac Pro 2017 and later, and Mac Pro 2013 and later models.
This new version of macOS can also be installed on the recently launched MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini which are based on the Apple M1 chip.
Big Sur itself is the first operating system to run on the Mac ecosystem with an ARM-based “brain”. This operating system has a glimpse like the iOS and iPadOS interface. This operating system has also been released in Public Beta last August.
MacOS Big Sur features
Apple has provided a new experience with macOS Big Sur which brings a full-height sidebar and a refreshed toolbar. The dock has also been refreshed with a uniform shape for application icons.
In addition to interface changes, the new macOS release also brings an updated Notification Center and an improved Control Center. The macOS Big Sur update also includes advanced power management to work efficiently with the M1 chip.
“MacOS Big Sur is engineered, to its core, to take full advantage of all the capabilities and strengths of the M1,” said Apple Vice President Software Engineering Craig Federighi.
Apple has also provided updates for Safari, Messages, and Maps which are all preloaded on macOS Big Sur. Likewise, there is support for universal applications, which can run on new Apple silicon as well as Intel x86 based Mac machines.
Developers including Adobe and the Omni Group were among the first to bring universal apps to the macOS world. The macOS update also includes Rosetta 2 which makes applications built for Intel-based Mac machines run seamlessly on M1 systems.
In addition, Apple has provided support for running iOS and iPadOS applications natively on the latest macOS versions.
How to Update macOS Big Sur
To download updates, users can visit the Software Update page by clicking the “Apple” icon> “System Preferences”> and clicking “Software Update”.