Apple announced at its conference today that the next major version of macOS for computers, called MacOS Big Sur, will be available to general users next Thursday, corresponding to November 12.
MacOS Big Sur is the next major version of macOS, and it is a very distinctive version because it brings with it support for the new Apple M1 processor, which is considered the first Apple processor based on the ARM architecture for Mac computers, which is the processor that has been used so far in each of the MacBook Pro With M1 And MacBook Air With M1, in addition to Mac Mini 2020.
MacOS Big Sur brings with it support for unified apps, which are apps designed to run on the new Apple M1 processor as well as Mac computers equipped with Intel processors. It also comes with Rosetta 2, which will allow users to run applications based on Intel x86 architecture that are not standardized to run in a virtualized environment. Moreover, macOS Big Sur will also fully support iOS and iPadOS apps.
Other than that, macOS Big Sur also features a host of other changes, including a completely new design, a newer version of the Safari browser, a new email app, a new control center, as well as a newer version of the Notification Center, and new UI elements. And a lot of other things.
MacOS Big Sur will be available for iMac 2014 or later, for iMac Pro, for Mac Pro 2013 and later, for Mac Mini 2014 and later, for MacBook Air 2013 and later, for MacBook Pro 2013 and later, as well as for MacBook 2015 and later.