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Apple releases the first public beta of macOS Big Sur. Is your Mac compatible?

By Nadeem Sarwar August 6, 2020, 5:00 pm
macOS Big Sur

Apple has today released the first public beta of macOS Big Sur, shortly after seeding the fourth developer beta. Aside from a major design overhaul, macOS Big Sur introduces an updated Messages app, a new control center, fresh app icons, a reimagined design for the sidebar, and an overhauled notification center, complete with redesigned widgets and interactive notifications.

macOS Big Sur also brings a redesigned photo picker to make sharing media easier, and adds a new search feature to the Messages app too. Users can now also create a custom guide for certain spots and see an indoor map for locations such as shopping centers and airports. You can check out all the full changelog here.

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If you are interested in trying macOS Big Sur, here’s the list of Macs that are compatible with the latest OS update:

  • MacBook (2015) and later
  • MacBook Pro (Late 2013) and later
  • iMac (2014) and later
  • Mac Pro (2013) and later
  • MacBook Air (2013) and later
  • Mac Mini (2014) and later
  • iMac Pro (2017) and later

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