macOS Big Sur Is Coming Later This Week

Apple first announced macOS Big Sur back at WWDC earlier this year. Although the company already released major updates for all its other operating systems this year, it’s yet to release the new Big Sur update.

Today, along with the new Mac devices powered by its new M1 processor, Apple announced that the new Big Sur update will be coming later this week. To be exact, Big Sur is getting released on November 12.

And that makes sense, as Apple’s new M1-powered Mac devices will be coming out next Friday. The new macOS Big Sur update is built for Apple Silicon, and it makes full use of the M1 processor, mainly the new unified memory architecture.

And if you have an older MacBook device, you will still get the massive new redesign that Apple is introducing. Along with the new icons, Apple is changing up the design of macOS quite a lot with Big Sur.

“Big Sur introduces a beautiful redesign that is entirely new yet instantly familiar, and powerful updates to apps including Safari, Messages, and Maps. Big Sur is engineered, down to its core, to take full advantage of all the capability and power of M1, delivering a massive boost in performance, astonishing battery life, and even stronger security protections,” said Apple.

I have been patiently waiting for the new Big Sur update for quite a while, and the new design will be fun to play with.

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  • tallguyse

    Premium Member
    10 November, 2020 - 3:34 pm

    <p>I’m on the latest beta and find it to be fast, stable and very pleasant to use. Apple apps look great and work well, smooth and functional. Third party apps look a little dated compared to the new design aesthetic, but run well and surely will be updated over time. </p>

  • igor engelen

    10 November, 2020 - 4:27 pm

    <p>Planning a fresh install once it's released. Went through 3 or 4 upgrades already and been running the beta for a while.</p>

  • reefer2

    10 November, 2020 - 4:43 pm

    <p>Poor, poor Windows.</p>

    • mikegalos

      10 November, 2020 - 10:21 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#592032">In reply to reefer2:</a></em></blockquote><p>Desktop/Laptop Market Share</p><ul><li>Windows 87.03%</li><li>macOS 10.74%</li><li>Linux 1.71%</li><li>Other 0.52%</li></ul><p><br></p><p>Having over eight times the number of users is hardly a "Poor, poor Windows" position…</p>

      • spiderman2

        11 November, 2020 - 5:18 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#592103">In reply to MikeGalos:</a></em></blockquote><p>poor poor macOS</p>

  • fishnet37222

    Premium Member
    10 November, 2020 - 10:04 pm

    <p>My only complaint about Big Sur is the transparent menu bar. I use a dark wallpaper and the text on the menu bar was hard to read against it. I had to alter my wallpaper to include a light grey strip at the top that's the height of the menu bar.</p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      11 November, 2020 - 5:32 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#592101">In reply to fishnet37222:</a></em></blockquote><p>I'd probably have to do the same then… I have a black background (no wallpaper, just 0,0,0 RGB).</p>

  • spiderman2

    11 November, 2020 - 2:27 pm

    <blockquote><em><a href="#592184">In reply to reefer2:</a></em></blockquote><p>And what's yours?</p>

  • winner

    12 November, 2020 - 2:00 pm

    <p>And surprise! They're moving from major version 10 &gt; 11.</p><p>Do we think Microsoft will have terrible Apple envy and feel a need to increment Windows 10 &gt; 11?</p><p>After all, they skipped v9 so that they could also be 10 like Apple!</p>

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