Apple announced a wide range of new softwares in their 31st World Wide Developers Conference held on June 22nd in an all-new online format. Apple announced iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, macOS 11 Big Sur, and tvOS 14 and released the first developer beta after the event and announced that the Public Betas will be available in July. They also announced that there will be a public beta for watchOS for the first time. Apple released Public Betas for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and tvOS 14 in July.
Apple has finally released the Public Beta version for macOS 11 Big Sur. macOS 11 Big Sur brings redesigned app icons and an all-new Control Center. The Transparent Dock, The Translucent Background, and the square-rounded icons perfectly blend in with the interface and give it a similar look to iOS & iPadOS 14. The Notification Center also has redesigned widgets similar to that of iOS & iPadOS 14. Along with these, the performance and battery life have also been improved.
It is clear that Apple is trying to make the experience while switching between devices as seamless as possible and it has been going great so far!
To install the Public Beta of macOS 11 Big Sur, go to beta.apple.com and sign in with your Apple ID. Install the Public Beta Access Utility, after which you will be able to install macOS 11 Big Sur by going to the Software Update section in System Preferences on your Mac.
macOS 11 Big Sur is supported on the following devices:
- MacBook (2015 and later)
- MacBook Air (2013 and later)
- MacBook Pro (Late 2013 and later)
- Mac mini (2014 and later)
- iMac (2014 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017 and later)
- Mac Pro (2013 and later)
Check out our review of macOS Big Sur after a month here.