macOS 10.16

macOS Big Sur system requirements: Can your Mac desktop or notebook handle macOS 10.16?

macOS 10.16 Big Sur is a major software update for Apple's desktop and notebook Mac computers which unlocks a plethora of exciting new capabilities, but not every Mac model can take advantage of it. Before taking the plunge, be sure to read the official macOS 10.16 Big Sur system requirements to confirm that your particular Mac model supports this software update.

Apple announces macOS 10.16 is called Big Sur

Apple's promotional image for the macOS Big Sur software update for Mac computers

Apple has filed for dozens upon dozens of California-themed trademark applications for macOS names over the years, some of which like Yosemite, Sierra and Mojave were indeed used for major macOS releases. And today at the WWDC 2020 keynote, software engineering chief Craig Federighi announced that the official code-name for macOS 10.16 is "Big Sur".