Earlier this week, Apple released the developer preview for the macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, and just a day after that Apple seeded the beta to the public beta testing group. But where is the Big Sur 11.0 which should have been released by now?
The Big Sur 11.0.1 holds nothing special except few new wallpapers and some bug fixes. The main concern is the whereabouts of the macOS Big Sur 11.0 because it is just very different from macOS’ update schedule.
For those who don’t know, Apple announced the macOS Big Sur during the WWDC in June. The latest macOS update brought the iOS-like design to Apple’s computer blurring the difference between the two. But, the Cupertino giant promised a fall release, and we are already past fall transitioning into autumn. So, it seems, Apple is officially late, but there seems to be a reason behind it which lies with another WWDC announcement.
During WWDC, Apple announced the shift to its own ARM-based chips called Apple Silicon. The Cupertino giant announced that the company is working on its own chips for the last few years to power the upcoming Mac lineup.
The headliner is that two of the Apple Silicon Macs are due to arrive later next month. Rumours suggest that these Macs will be shipping with macOS Big Sur 11.0 preloaded and reportedly general release of macOS Big Sur 11.0 might be having some information regarding these two Macs. So, Apple just wants to be tight-lipped about these Macs as much as possible, which is in turn delaying Big Sur’s general release.
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When is macOS Big Sur 11.0 releasing?
There’s no exact information but Big Sur 11.0 is ready to be pushed as Apple’s now working on macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 which hints that the development team is done with Big Sur 11.0 build. We might hear about the new Macs or macOS Big Sur release probably in a week or two since Apple is reportedly set to launch the new Apple Silicon Macs on November 17, and chances are that macOS Big Sur 11.0 will see the light of day alongside the upcoming Macs.
A Twitter user @HarckerTrack recently reported that the Big Sur 11.0.1 beta update references some unreleased Macs further solidifying our speculations.
macOS Big Sur is a massive update for the Mac. The icons, sounds and control centre reminds you of iOS, while the startup chime brings back the original Mac OS X days, and widgets are there to further bridge the gap between iOS and macOS. With a new iOS-like UI and icons, macOS Big Sur is all about blurring the line between iPhones and Macs.