macOS Big Sur Listed as 'Version 11.0' in System Preferences

Apple appears to be moving on from macOS 10 at long last.

In the System Preferences menu in the first developer beta of macOS Big Sur, the software update is listed as version 11.0.

macos big sur version 11
Assuming nothing changes between now and the public release of macOS Big Sur in the fall, this would mark the end of an era for Apple's desktop platform. For nearly two decades, every major release of macOS (previously known as OS X) was an increment of version 10, ranging from OS X 10.0 Cheetah in 2001 to macOS 10.15 Catalina in 2019.

It's worth noting that the beta file for macOS Big Sur lists the software update as 10.16, but it is referred to as 11.0 everywhere else.

Top Rated Comments

kenni417 Avatar
19 months ago
apple switching to their own silicone is probably one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. goodbye intel.
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
b13o0r12e3 Avatar
19 months ago
throwback to this by Steve

Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
filemakercowboy Avatar
19 months ago
How Apple blew the opportunity to name it "Nigel Tufnel" is going to baffle me for the rest of my life
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JGIGS Avatar
19 months ago
WOAH! Wasn't sure I'd still be alive to see a new full Mac version. Mac 10 = 19 years! Old enough to buy a drink in Canada now. Walks into a bar; "What'll it be Mac?"
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
reallynotnick Avatar
19 months ago
Why not just make X louder?

But these go up to 11.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
modit Avatar
19 months ago
As a Canadian, it's nice to learn about a new region down in The States via MacOS.

So many picturesque places in North America!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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