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Big Sur represents the biggest design update since OS X was first released nearly 20 years ago, Apple executives said at Apple’s annualin June. The new operating system includes tweaks to window corner curves, dock icons and user interface colors. But a lot of it looks pretty familiar: the same Photos design from iPadOS is coming to MacOS, as are many of the app updates we’ve seen in . The control center in the menu bar, widgets and notification center also look more advanced.
At a, Apple disclosed with Big Sur and powered by its own company for the first time . If you have a with the M1 chip, . Apps will run faster and smoother, Apple executives said at the event, and you’ll also see better device security.
To download and install Big Sur now, you will need a compatible Mac to run the new operating system. Here are all the Mac models that can run macOS Big Sur, according to Apple:
- MacBook ($ 760 at Back Market), 2015 and later
- MacBook Air, 2013 and later
- MacBook Pro ($ 2149 at Amazon), late 2013 and later
- Mac Mini, 2014 and later
- iMac ($ 1,800 at Best Buy), 2014 and later
- iMac Pro ($ 5,000 at Best Buy) (all models), 2017 and later
- Mac pro, 2013 and later
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