Ever since macOS Big Sur was announced in June, Mac users have been patiently waiting for words on an official release date. While iOS, iPadOS, tvOS and watchOS – all other major operating systems created by Apple – have now been rolled out worldwide, there is still no word on when macOS will arrive. This major upgrade, version 11 – which eventually breaks with OS X numbering, provides many new features and an updated design.
So far, Apple has kept close around exactly when macOS 11 Big Sur will be pushed out to users across the globe, but there is a good chance that more news can be announced in just a few days.
The American technology company has just confirmed that it will hold a major launch event on Tuesday 1
But what does any of this have to do with Big Sur?
Just last month, during the “Time Flies” iPad and Apple Watch showcase, Apple announced the launch of the latest operating system updates for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, all rolling out worldwide the next day.
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As such, it will be perfect for the new version of the Mac operating system to follow at the next Apple event on Tuesday. If the same pattern is followed from the “Time Flies” exhibition, we can see Big Sur becoming available on MacBooks and iMacs as early as Wednesday 14 October.
Another reason to suspect an imminent release is that Apple has a long history of announcing new Mac hardware and software in October, and there is no reason to suspect that 2020 will be any different.
When Big Sur arrives, expect some major changes, including redesigned icons, enhanced messaging, and a brand new control center, which will help provide quick access to controls right from the desktop.
There is also an upgraded notification center panel that includes more interactive notifications, and redesigned widgets are available, giving users more relevant information in an instant.
Speaking of macOS Big Sur, Craig Federighi said: “macOS Big Sur is a major update that promotes the legendary combination of the power of UNIX with the usability of Mac, delivering our biggest design update in more than a decade.”