Apple has introduced macOS Big Sur which packs a beautiful new design including the biggest safari update and powerful enhancements to messages, maps and user privacy.
the developer beta of the macOS is now available to Apple Developer Program members only. Apple will roll out the public beta to Mac users from next month.
macOS Big Sur is the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. macOS Big Sur introduces a beautiful redesign that is entirely new yet instantly familiar.
Safari, on the other hand, is packed with new features, including a customizable start page, elegantly designed and more powerful tabs, quick and easy translation, and a new Privacy Report.
The updated Messages app lets Mac users send and receive more personal and expressive messages, and easily keep track of and interact with within-group messages. Maps also offer an all-new experience with immersive features for exploring and navigating the world.
“macOS Big Sur is a major update that advances the legendary combination of the power of UNIX with the ease of use of the Mac, and delivers our biggest update to design in more than a decade,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.
“With its modern and clean look, huge improvements to key apps including Safari, Messages, and Maps, and new privacy features, we think everyone is going to love the breakthrough experience that macOS Big Sur offers,” added Craig.
Features of the macOS Big Sur
Biggest design upgrade
macOS Big Sur delivers a spacious new design that makes navigation easier while putting more controls at users’ fingertips.
The customizable menu bar features an all-new Control Center, delivering quick access to controls from the desktop. An updated Notification Center includes more interactive notifications and redesigned widgets that come in different sizes, providing users with more relevant information at a glance.
A faster, more personal ,privacy-first safari experience
Safari brings new features for greater personalization while browsing the web. Users can customize the new start page with a background image and sections like their Reading List and iCloud Tabs.
It also packs a built-in translation, which can detect and translate entire webpages from seven languages with just a click.
Users can further personalize their experience with improved support for extensions
All-New Planning Tools with Maps
Maps bring new features for exploring the world. Discover places to visit and things to do with Guides from trusted resources, or create custom guides of favourite restaurants, parks, and vacation spots that can be shared with friends and family.
The new redesign offers users a 360-degree view of a destination with Look Around and browse detailed indoor maps. Other features include world-class developer tools and powerful expressive messages to mange important communications.