Alongside iOS 14 , Apple (Apple) announced Big Sur, which is nothing but the next version of the macOS operating system. The key innovation Apple highlighted during the announcement is a design update, which the company defines as “the most significant since the launch of macOS 10” – which hit the market in 2001. The general impression is of menus, buttons and color choices that are even more reminiscent of the look of iOS and iPadOS, so all Apple operating systems now share a uniform and familiar look.
“The entire experience is designed to feel more focused, refreshed and familiar, while reducing visual clutter and emphasizing content,” according to the company’s description. Apple’s software has also undergone a comprehensive design change, including a modern look for e-mail software, the office suite (iWork) and the map software. Safari Internet Browser will also be upgraded, “the largest since it was first introduced”, according to the company, with more extensive extensions support, fast webpages loading up to 50 percent of Chrome’s browser, and as usual emphasis on privacy and blocking attempts To track users.
Apple has hardly addressed any more technical aspects of the new operating system, except for the promise of an improved update system that will allow faster and more reliable installation of the next versions, and a new battery management system that should last longer. The Big Sur beta is available for download right now for developers, and will be available for download to all users over the next month. The final and official version will arrive later this year, as a free upgrade to the Macs.