Today, Apple released its new macOS Big Sur, and there are plenty to unpack and examine closely. It is said that this is the most significant change since its original macOS, with a complete redesign and its new features.
Big Sur is designed from scratch to make it compatible with Apple’s new M1 chip, the first Silicon chip for Mac. It means that it will work perfectly on the new Mac Mini, MacBook Air, and the 13-inch Macbook Pro to give its users a faster and better experience.
However, users do not need to get a new Mac product to run Big Sur smoothly because its compatibility goes back a long way. Apple will start rolling out its MacOS Big Sur on November 12 via the App Store. Here’s everything you need to know about Big Sur:
A New Design
Big Sur is a full redesign and revamps of its user interface. This new interface could be a little jarring at first, but the user will quickly get used to it after a few times.
Previously, the corners of each window in macOS have always been square with a slight curvature. But now, with Big Sur, it is noticeably more rounded. Its sleeker and trimmer design felt in line and harmonized with the rest of the Mac experience.
The lighter casting on all its windows makes the edges look see-through and transparent to help the user navigate their desktop a bit quicker.
New Control Center
The user can find the built-in menu on the top-right side, next to the time and date. Using that, they can access Wi-Fi, AirDrop, Bluetooth, Keyboard Illumination, Do Not Disturb, Brightness, and Sound.
The new Notification Center takes a lot from iOS 14. There are widgets included, which supports widgets from third-party as well. Users can even customize their Control Centers. If you have a Music tab minimized or hidden, you can use the Now Playing bar.
The redesigned Messages app is what most users are looking forward to having. Apple imported Messages from iOS to the Mac, and the result is tremendous. This familiar Messages app can still be split into two sections.
You can now pin contacts on your Mac just like on iOS14. Search is also improved, which allows the users to find particular and specific documents dated back.