Update – Ahaaah. Apple communicated a little quickly: the public beta for macOS Big Sur is planned “soon”. We apologize for announcing it too soon, but Apple got us all right 😤
Original article – Experienced users who want to play macOS Big Sur before the release of the final version scheduled for this fall can now jump into the first public beta! To take advantage of this, you must first register Apple beta software program… Then follow our advice (read: How to test macOS Big Sur without giving up macOS Catalina) !
macOS Big Sur is of course a brand new interface that brings transparency, 3D effects and textures up to date. But there is much more: Messages is finally at the level of its cousin iOS, the new control center includes a good part of the settings to always have under the mouse, the widgets benefit from a big ripening just like the notifications. And… the start-up sound is back!
While the macOS Big Sur public beta is downloading, take a look at our previews:
macOS Big Sur can be installed on MacBook (2015 and up), MacBook Air (2013 and up), MacBook Pro (end of 2013 and up), Mac mini (2014 and up), iMac (2014 and up), iMac Pro (2017), Mac Pro (2013 and above).