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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today released macOS 11 Big Sur, the newest version of its operating system designed for the Mac. macOS Big Sur's release comes after several rounds of beta testing and months of refinements since the update's June unveiling.

Here's a quick start tips video for macOS Big Sur:

The new macOS Big Sur update can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences. Like all Mac updates, macOS Big Sur is a free download. It can also be found in the Mac App Store, which is another way to initiate the update.

macOS Big Sur is a major update that brings a redesigned look to the Mac with Control Center, new widget options. Safari is faster and more battery efficient and there are new privacy protections and a translate option, plus it supports 4K YouTube playback.

Apple has also added updates and new options for Messages, Photos, and Maps, with a list of the major changes available in our features guide and a complete rundown of all the changes available in our roundup.

Article Link: Apple Releases macOS Big Sur With Fresh Design, Control Center, Safari Privacy Report, Messages Updates, Maps Overhaul and More
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macrumors member
Mar 31, 2016
anyone able to get the update from app store when you're already on 11.0.1 beta (20B5022a)? Mines fail


macrumors regular
Jul 18, 2013
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Not happening here


Oct 21, 2009
Its 2 minutes after the scheduled release time. I think this was posted too soon as I am not seeing it yet :). Maybe give it a few more minutes to show up.


macrumors 65816
Mar 10, 2009
Are we downloading Big Sur from the App Store or through the software update option in System Preferences?
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