Apple has released the fourth beta of macOS Big Sur to developers. The latest update is seeded after just two weeks of the third beta release. macOS Big Sur is the next-generation software for Mac. It was launched at the WWDC 2020 online event on June 9.
Registered developers with the Apple Developer Program can update their Macs to the latest version of developer beta from the System Preferences > Software update. Users can register with the developers program for $99 per year to create a developer profile and install the beta updates. Users who wish to install the macOS Big Sur beta without paying that hefty monthly fee, click here.
Everything New in macOS Big Sur Beta
Since the launch in June, Apple has been adding new features in the macOS Big Sur. Here is a list of everything new in every developer beta:
- Fourth Developer Beta
- 4K support for YouTube videos
- Third Developer Beta
- Redesigned Battery and Music app icons
- Second Developer Beta
- Apple Pay support for Mac Catalyst apps
macOS Big Sur
Apple has given the macOS Big Sur a refreshed look and packed it with new features.
- Improved Users Experience
- Updated Menu Bar
- New Icons
- Redesigned Sheets
- New Symbols
- Control Center and Notifications
- New Control Center Designed for Mac
- Updated Notification Center
- Interactive Notifications
- Redesigned and Customizable Widgets
- Customizable Start Page
- Improved Performance and Power Efficiency
- Favicons, More tabs display, and website previews
- Safari Extensions on App Store
- Privacy Report
- Optimized battery charging
- Battery Usage History
- Pin Conversations
- Memoji Editor and stickers
- Look Around
- Cycling Routes
- Indoor Maps
- Apple Arcade
- In-game dashboard will show progress for each player. Apple will also release a sneak peek feature for upcoming Apple Arcade games.
The public version of this software will release in Fall. So those users who are apprehensive about installing beta version with possible bugs do not have to wait long to try the new macOS Big Sur themselves.