macOS Big Sur is the 17th major release of macOS, Apple’s desktop operating system. Introduced in June 2020, it brought several significant updates and improvements. Here’s an overview:

  1. Redesigned Interface: Big Sur introduced a refreshed design that includes a more spacious and consistent interface with refined app icons, controls, and window designs. It aligns more closely with iOS in terms of aesthetics.
  2. Control Center: Similar to iOS, macOS Big Sur includes a Control Center that provides quick access to commonly used settings such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, brightness, and volume controls. It’s customizable and makes managing these settings more intuitive.
  3. Notification Center: Notifications are grouped by threads and include more interactive features. Widgets are more customizable and provide at-a-glance information from apps.
  4. Safari Enhancements: Safari in Big Sur received significant updates, including improved performance, privacy features such as Privacy Report, and a customizable start page with background images and sections for favorites, reading list, and iCloud Tabs.
  5. Messages: Messages on macOS Big Sur aligns more closely with its iOS counterpart, with features like inline replies, pinned conversations, and mentions. It also supports Memoji stickers and effects.
  6. Enhanced Privacy Features: Big Sur introduced several enhancements to privacy, including more transparent app permissions and indicators when an app is using the microphone or camera.
  7. Performance Improvements: Overall system performance, including faster app launching and improved battery life, was a focus of macOS Big Sur.
  8. Compatibility: macOS Big Sur supports a wide range of Mac models, including MacBook (2015 and later), MacBook Air (2013 and later), MacBook Pro (late 2013 and later), Mac mini (2014 and later), iMac (2014 and later), iMac Pro (2017 and later), and Mac Pro (2013 and later).

These are some of the key features and improvements introduced with macOS Big Sur, aimed at enhancing both the functionality and user experience of macOS on compatible Mac devices.


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July 3, 2024
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macOS Big Sur Hakintosh
12 GB 11.7.5 (20G1225)
macOS Big Sur Hakintosh
12 GB 11.7.5 (20G1225)

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