Apple releases Safari 14 for macOS ahead of Big Sur launch

Apple launched iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 today. However, macOS 11 Big Sur didn’t get the same treatment. But Safari users can experience some of the benefits without the full update.

Today, Apple also released Safari 14 to the public without upgrading macOS in general. The update is available for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users, and it will bring with it a variety of new features to the table. That includes a customizable start page that will allow users to change the sections they see when it loads, and change the background.

The new software also features a new tab design, so it will show more tabs. It will also display favicons by default. The new Privacy Report in Safari will show cross-site tracking information, and which ones are being blocked.

Here’s the full changelog:

Safari 14.0 introduces new features, even faster performance, and improved security.

• New tab bar design shows more tabs on screen and displays favicons by default

• Customizable start page allows you to set a background image and add new sections

• Privacy Report shows cross-site trackers that are being blocked by Intelligent Tracking Prevention

• Removes support for Adobe Flash for improved security

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices.

For detailed information on the security content of this update, please visit:

Safari 14 is a free update for the internet browser, and it’s available now. To update, simply open the System Preferences app and follow the update instructions.

macOS 11 Big Sur will release sometime later this fall.