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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple appears to be moving on from macOS 10 at long last.

In the System Preferences menu in the first developer beta of macOS Big Sur, the software update is listed as version 11.0.


Assuming nothing changes between now and the public release of macOS Big Sur in the fall, this would mark the end of an era for Apple's desktop platform. For nearly two decades, every major release of macOS (previously known as OS X) was an increment of version 10, ranging from OS X 10.0 Cheetah in 2001 to macOS 10.15 Catalina in 2019.

It's worth noting that the beta file for macOS Big Sur lists the software update as 10.16, but it is referred to as 11.0 everywhere else.

Article Link: macOS Big Sur Listed as 'Version 11.0' in System Preferences
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macrumors 6502a
Feb 4, 2016
At a café near you

During its WWDC keynote, Apple revealed that macOS Big Sur will be version 11.0. This marks the end of macOS 10, which spanned from version 10.0 or Cheetah in 2001 to version 10.15 or Catalina in 2019.


Article Link: macOS Big Sur is Version 11.0

Well they left version 10 behind on a low note (Just upgraded to Catalina and it's thoroughly underwhelming, new functionality that I don't want, old functionality removed and just barely out of bugginess)


macrumors 604
Mar 7, 2007
Midwest America.
macOS 11. Wow... A new era begins?

So far, I'm excited at the iOS, ipadOS, and most of the macOS announced so far.

And they already have Mac Mini developer kits available. Cool! I wonder how much it will cost. And they aren't killing off Intel based macs. Hmm... Running iPhone apps native on a mac is going to be weird...

Interesting to see my first WWDC live.
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macrumors member
Oct 17, 2018
With Catalina still being the new MacOS "Vista" I cannot not feel excited about a new MacOS version without addressing Catalina's problems first.
Lots of iGag features but I bet you still can't resume a failed file transfer of multiple files in the Finder.


macrumors 6502
Aug 4, 2014
Does anybody know what Macs are supported?

Edit: nevermind, my iMac isn't supported and I'm pissed. Here are the Macs that are supported:

2015 and later

MacBook Air
2013 and later

MacBook Pro
Late 2013 and later

Mac mini
2014 and later

2014 and later

iMac Pro
2017 and later
(all models)

Mac Pro
2013 and later
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