Apple Play has unveiled a number of new features and paved the way for Apple Play Silicon to release the MacOS Big Sur to the general public.
Apple Paul was first announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2020, and since then the OS Cos Big Sur has been in development. There were more than 10 beta builds since its announcement, and version number bumps on OS Cause 11.0.1. Apple Play will be released in November, almost two months after the release of the public version of iOS 14 and its other software updates.
Until November 12, MacOS Big Sur is now available for download and use by any Mac user with compatible hardware. Here are all the new features and changes included in the All operating system update.
Major new features in MacOS Big Sur
Refreshing user interface and icons
One of the biggest new features of the OS Cos Big Sur is a compliance with the aesthetics of the operating system. There is a brand new UI design, with updated icons and interface elements.
It includes new MacOS icons that bear more resemblance to their iOS counterparts, but still retains their Mac-like “personality”. In the menu bar, which is now translucent, there is also a new customized control center – another port for iOS.
Apple Play has also nicked the notification menu bar option and replaced it with a notification center. Upon entering the center, users can select notifications or widgets – which, like iOS, also work again.
The human interface uses “depth depth, shading and translucency” used to create the OS Cause Big Sur hierarchy, according to Apple Lane Diana Apple Paul VP.
Finally, Apple Play has also updated its Mac voice and alerts. They have been described by Apple Pal as “recognizable, but fresh” and the new sound also includes the classic Mac boot chime.
OS Pal’s Flagship Browser: Some of the biggest apps have changed in Saf Kos Big Sur on Safari. For one, the native browser is optimized to be faster and easier. Apple Pal says it is 50% faster than Google Chrome when running on a new operating system.
Like other elements of the UI, Safari’s design has also received an update. It now has a custom start page that is also of interest to the user.
Apple Play has also added favicon to page tabs, with more emphasis on third-party extensions. Developers, for example, can use new tools to port existing Chrome extensions to Safari. There will be a beef-up extension gallery where users can browse.
Safari now has back-in and easy access-translation access translation, with support for English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese.
Just as Apple doesn’t like to pull, so does privacy. A new privacy toolbar icon can be clicked to show a full report of web trackers on a web page, as well as statistics on which trackers have been blocked in the last 30 days.
In addition to Safari, Apple Pal Messages also received a significant update in MacOS Big Sur. Although iOS has historically lagged behind iOS, Apple has now built the MacOS messaging platform, like its mobile counterpart.
It is now a Catalyst Catalyst application, which means it packs all the features of iOS 14 messages. It includes pinned conversations, group chat functionality and advanced search function.
Apple has added message threading and mentions for users in group conversations. There are redesigned photo pickers, the ability to pin conversations to the top of the list, and images assigned to group chats.
Memoji customization has also received an update with expanded options and stickers.
Apple Play has also updated the Apple Play Map with support for Look Around, Indoor Maps, Guides and Share ETA. Users can also generate cycling directions, as well as routes with charging stations for electric vehicles. All routes can then be sent to the iPhone.
As far as other features are concerned, Apple has given some additional updates to some other apps and system functions. These include:
- Photos updates include a new retouching tool, a full suite of editing tools for video, adjustable filters and a new “Cap Capions” feature for portrait lighting effects and text.
- A new privacy report works in the App Store, which lets users know their app’s privacy and data policies before downloading the app.
- Quick spotlight search, as well as full-size quick-look previews of documents.
- Collapsed Pinned Notes section in the Notes application. There is also an increase in additional text styles and formatting options and continuity in Camera Mera.
- Support for areas of face recognition and activity in the HomeKit Secure video feeds in the Home app.
- New options in the weather widget that can provide government warnings, large shifts in temperature and rain details for the next hour.
- Apple has changed the “Play Now” menu for you from the “Listen Now” menu. The search function has also been updated with new style and category features.
Intel-to-Apple PL silicone transition
One of the most notable details about the OS Cos Big Sur is the feature that users can take advantage of. Instead, it is a suite of under-the-hood changes to pave the way for Apple Paul Silicone.
As Apple announced during WWDCC 2020, Cupertino tech giant is moving its Mac products away from Intel processors to chips that it makes itself. In other words, Apple likes to power Silicon iPhone and iPad.
In addition to the developer transition kit, Apple is also making available a number of tools to make the transition to Pull Sil a little easier.
It includes a newer version of Rosata that will allow users to run Intel applications on Apple Plus Silicon; The new universal binary that works on both Silicon and Intel Mac; And virtualization support.
Which MacMacos is compatible with Big Sur?
The MacOS Big Sur update is compatible with the following Mac devices.