Apple confirmed, during the event “One More Thing”, held on Tuesday (10), the launch date of macOS Big Sur (11.0), which will arrive on the brand’s computers bringing a series of novelties and visuals inspired by iOS .
According to Apple, the new version of the operating system for Macs will be available for update this Thursday (12), about four months after the release of the beta. The software has an aesthetic similar to that found on iPhones and iPads, in addition to a customizable Control Center.
First macOS with support for Apple’s new M1 chip, Big Sur also includes a redesigned notification center, with alerts sorted from the most recent and grouped by app. Other changes are in the widgets, which can now occupy the desktop, and in the menu for quick shortcuts, facilitating access to various settings.
Among the applications, the highlight is the news in Maps, which gains 360-degree location views, personalized guides and navigation inside buildings, and the Safari update, the largest ever made in the browser, according to the Cupertino giant, becoming faster and more energy efficient. Messages is another program with several changes.
The successor to macOS Catalina (10.15) can be updated free of charge by Apple computer and notebook owners worldwide, in the following versions:
MacBook Air 2013 and later
MacBook Pro Late 2013 and later
MacBook 2015 and later
Mac Pro 2013 and later
Mac Mini 2014 and later
iMac 2014 and later
iMac Pro 2017 and later
In addition to these models, the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, unveiled by the brand during the chip presentation event based on ARM architecture, will already come with macOS Big Sur installed.