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Apple released macOS 11 Big Sur public beta

macOS Big Sur beta launched by Apple to users
macOS Big Sur beta launched by Apple to users

The  public beta of macOS Big Sur is now available, the next version (macOS 11.0) of Apple’s desktop operating system and one of the ones that has attracted the most attention since its  announcement at WWDC 2020  due to the approach to iOS that it brings.

Until now, the macOS Big Sur beta was only available to developers, but with this release it is made available to any apple software enthusiast who wants to test the news that is to come, before they stabilize the operating system. For this reason, it should be emphasized that if you use your Mac for serious things, you will do well to wait  for Apple to publish the corresponding update. As tempting as it sounds to look ahead of time to the ‘great south’.

macOS Big Sur Beta

macOS Big sur was announced at the last Apple developer conference along with the new versions of the systems for iPhone and iPad,  iOS 14  and  iPadOS 14, of which four public betas have already been released. Thus, only the PC system was missing to complete the circle, although Apple also offers the possibility of testing tvOS and watchOS.

macOS Big Sur beta preview

Be that as it may, today we are talking about the public beta of macOS Big Sur, a version with very notable new features at the design level that, as we have pointed out, is based on its  approach to iOS : the traditional visual style based on gray gives way to the transparencies and the nuclear target; There are new icons, a new control center traced to iOS, renewed notifications, redesigned applications

There is a lot that smells new in macOS Big Sur, so if you ignore the recommendation to wait because you can’t resist the temptation, all you need to install this update is to  sign up for the beta program  with your Apple ID and Of course, having a Mac compatible with this version, which should not be a problem, because the support goes way back.

These are the Mac versions and models compatible with macOS Big Sur:

  • MacBook 2015 or later
  • MacBook Air 2013 or later
  • MacBook Pro 2013 or later
  • Mac mini 2014 or later
  • iMac 2014 or later
  • iMac Pro from 2017 or later
  • Mac Pro 2013 or later