Apple Rolls Out First macOS Big Sur And Fourth iOS 14 Public Betas

Apple has released the first public beta of macOS Big Sur, which was first announced in late June at the WWDC Keynote. To install the beta on your Mac, public beta testers are recommended to sign up for Apple's Beta Program, then install proper profile, from there, you can download the beta through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.

macOS Big Sur is the latest operating system from Apple that's designed for Macs, it introduces an all-new design, new app icons, tweaks to the window design, menu bars, sidebars, and more. Also new to the Mac is the Control Center, similar to the one on iOS. Apps including Messages and Maps had seen several improvements, and Safari has a new customizable start page, built-in translation, and a Privacy Report feature.

In addition to macOS Big Sur public beta 1, Apple has also rolled out the fourth public betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates to its public beta testing group. Like the macOS Big Sur public beta, testers are recommended to sign up for Apple's Beta Program, then install proper profile, and download it through the Settings app -> General -> Software Update.

The fourth developer beta of iOS 14 introduced a new ‌Apple TV‌ widget, Spotlight Search improvements including top hits are now displayed underneath web suggestions, and 3D Touch is again working on compatible devices.

Developer beta 4 also brought support for the Apple and Google Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing, while users will also have the ability to have multiple apps and changing the active apps.

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