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Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.1, the first major update to the initial macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 operating system version that was released on November 12. macOS Big Sur 11.1 was released following four rounds of beta testing.

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The new ‌macOS Big Sur 11.1‌ update can be downloaded for free on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences.

There were no major new features discovered in the update during the beta testing period, but according to Apple's release notes, the new software adds support for AirPods Max, introduces a new Apple TV+ tab,
macOS Big Sur 11.1 introduces support for AirPods Max, TV app enhancements, Apple News widgets, and privacy information on the App Store. This release also includes bug fixes for your Mac.

AirPods Max
- Support for AirPods Max, new over-ear headphones
- High fidelity audio for rich sound
- Adaptive EQ adapts sound in real time to the personal fit of ear cushions
- Active Noise Cancellation to block out environmental noise
- Transparency mode to hear the environment around you
- Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking for a theater-like listening experience

Apple TV
- An all-new Apple TV+ tab makes it easy to discover and watch Apple Original shows and movies
- Enhanced search so you can browse by category such as genre and see recent searches and suggestions as you type
- Top search results shown with the most relevant matches across movies, TV shows, cast, channels, and sports

Apple News
- Apple News widgets are now available in Notification Center

App Store
- New privacy information section on App Store pages that includes a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices
- In-game dashboard within Arcade games recommends new Arcade games to play
- iPhone and iPad apps on Macs with M1
- New window options for iPhone and iPad apps let you switch between landscape and portrait orientations or expand a window to fill the entire screen

Photos
- Apple ProRAW photos can be edited in the Photos app

Safari
- Ecosia search engine option in Safari

Air Quality
- Available in Maps and Siri for locations in China mainland
- Health recommendations are provided in Siri for the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Mexico at certain air quality levels

This release also addresses the following issues:
- QuickTime Player might quit when opening a movie with a timecode track after upgrading from macOS Catalina
- Bluetooth connection status was not displayed in Control Center
- Reliability of unlocking your Mac automatically with your Apple Watch
- Trackpad scrolling speed may be faster than expected on MacBook Pro models
- LG UltraFine 5K Display may incorrectly display at 4K resolution on Macs with M1
Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.
For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT211896
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
macOS Big Sur is a major update that brings a full redesign to the Mac, along with new features designed for M1 Macs. Complete details on all of the new functionality in macOS Big Sur can be found in our roundup.

Article Link: Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.1 With AirPods Max Support and Mac App Store Privacy Labels
 

jz0309

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You've been waiting for AirPods Max support ( a product that was just announced a few days ago) and Mac App Store labels before upgrading from Mojave? Hmm.
I'm guessing for the same reason that I actually jumped on Big Sur public beta - Catalina sucks ...
 

byron_hinson

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Guessing this doesn’t fix the annoying screensaver bug appearing on the M1’s which you can’t get rid of without closing the lid or restarting.
 
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Taz Mangus

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Well now we know that the major macOS numbering is going to be 12.0, 13.0, etc. Aligns with the numbering scheme of the other OSes (iOS, tvOS, etc).
 
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WannaGoMac

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I am on Mojave. When i try to update I am only offered Catalina by the software update. I even tried going to app store, select Big Sur, and when I press Get it only offers my Catalina or i get message that says the requested update is not available.

Is this because you cant install Big Sur from Mojave?

edit: Added Macbook Pro 13" 2016
 
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Jack Neill

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I am on Mojave. When i try to update I am only offered Catalina by the software update. I even tried going to app store, select Big Sur, and when I press Get it only offers my Catalina or i get message that says the requested update is not available.

Is this because you cant install Big Sur from Mojave?
What Model of of Macintosh are you trying to upgrade?
 
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