Apple unveiled the next version of macOS at this year’s WWDC. Named macOS Big Sur, this is one of the biggest software updates to Mac. This is macOS 11.0.
macOS Big Sur refreshes the look and feel of Mac since OS X. The redesign changes what’s already there to match Apple’s design language across all products. From stock apps to icons, everything now reflects a familiar and consistent look.
The Notification Center on macOS Big Sur aligns with its iOS 14 counterpart, adding redesigned widgets and rich interfaces. For the first time ever, Control Center comes to Mac with quick access to a variety of toggles in one place.
With macOS Big Sur, Apple is bringing one of the biggest updates to Safari. Aside from a redesigned User Interface, Safari includes a more customizable start page with a manual background setting.
The Apple web browser can now translate entire webpages from seven languages with just a click, thanks to built-in translation. It has a new tab management feature which makes navigating through webpages faster. Furthermore, app extensions and privacy measures are improved as well.
Messages on Big Sur are more expressive with customizable Memoji stickers. You can now pin conversations, add inline replies, mention other members in the group, and add a group photo or emoji. There’s also a new photo picker in place.
macOS Big Sur is available in beta to Apple Developer Program members. Public beta will be available to Mac users next month. The software update will be available this fall for free.