Earlier today, Apple released iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 to the public. We're still waiting for the other big update, though. macOS 12 Monterey is still waiting in the wings, which will bring with it plenty of new features to the desktop OS. But today, Apple's dangling a carrot for all of us waiting for that new software.
macOS Big Sur
With macOS 12 Monterey on the way, most of the attention is on that future release. However, Apple isn't quite done with macOS 11 Big Sur. The company is releasing a new software update for the desktop operating system, albeit a minor one.
Get the latest Apple security protections by updating your Mac computer to the new macOS Big Sur 11.5.1 software through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences.
Apple has its sights set on the next major update to all of its popular platforms. Until that happens, though, the company has another minor update in the works. Namely, iOS 14.7.
You can install macOS on ultra-mobile PCs, but one intrepid YouTuber has gone a step further by putting together a DIY handheld macOS machine that runs Apple's latest Big Sur software.
While Apple is moving towards the future release of iOS 15, the company isn't quite ready to give up on iOS 14 just yet. As a result, the company is still beta testing another minor update for that version of the mobile operating system. And today, there's a new beta.
Alongside the new iMac 24-inch announcement in April this year, Apple also unveiled a new 'Hello' screensaver in macOS Big Sur. The new screensaver showed off the new colors of the M1 iMac lineup. In the screensaver, the greeting 'hello' appears in bright animation and different languages. The iMac 24-inch features an all new design, and is available in seven colours.
The Hello screensaver wasn't available to all macOS Big Sur users, unless you purchased the new 24-inch iMac. If you have one of those, then you could enable the screensaver from the Display options in Settings. However, Apple did include the screensaver in macOS Big Sur, but did not enable it. In this post, you will learn how to install the Hello screensaver on your Mac.
Earlier this month, Apple officially unveiled iOS 15 and every other major update coming to the company's operating systems. However, updates for iOS 14 and other current OS versions aren't quite finished yet. Today, Apple has seeded the latest betas for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 11.5 Big Sur, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14.
Apple started the beta process for the next update to its major platforms back in May. And now the company is moving along with the process.
On Tuesday, Apple seeded the second betas of iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 to registered developers. While there were some minor discoveries made after the first beta was seeded, it looks like this update will be minor in terms of new additions. It's likely that Apple is aiming to smooth out any underlying issues discovered since the public launch of iOS 14.6 earlier this year.
With this year's Worldwide Developers Conference set to start next week, we're going to get a lot of answers for questions floating around out there. Of course, one of those questions is what Apple plans on calling the next version of its desktop operating system. It's always fun to watch Apple unveil it, and this year will probably be no different.