After yesterday’s ‘Spring Loaded’ event, Apple released Release Candidates across all of its platforms. These Release Candidates are most likely going to be the final versions of these software updates that Apple will ship to the public.
One noticeable additional feature found in macOS Big Sur 11.3 is a new ‘Hello’ screensaver. As you could tell, this screensaver pays homage to the original Macintosh from 1984. These dynamic colors also pay homage to the colorful M1-based iMacs. The screensaver will write the word “hello” with a colorful background. The color of the background dynamically changes. There are three themes you can choose from: Soft Tones, Spectrum, and Minimal. Soft Tones use the pastel colors that match those from the iMac along with the bold-colored text. Spectrum uses bold colors that match the backs of the iMac models along with the pastel-color text. Minimal provides a monochromatic/gray-style appearance. For the best variety, choose the All option.
You can also enable the screensaver to say “hello” in multiple languages, similar to that from the “Welcome” screen found in the earliest Mac OS X installations. If you disable that option, the screensaver will display “hello” in your system’s language. You can also toggle the screensaver to match the system appearance based on light/dark mode. You can see the screensaver here in action (source: 9to5Mac).
We can expect Apple to ship macOS Big Sur 11.3 with the new screensaver next week to all compatible Intel/M1 Macs. What do you think about this new screensaver? Are you going to try it out yourself on your Mac with Big Sur? Let us know in the comments or tweet us at @Appleosophy.