Apple Seeds Second Beta of Upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 Update to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after the release of the first beta and three weeks after the launch of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, the release version of the software.

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Developers can download the ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.1 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.

There's no word yet on what's included in ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.1, but it likely includes performance improvements, security updates, and fixes for bugs that weren't able to be addressed in the release version of ‌macOS Big Sur‌.

No major new feature changes were discovered in the first beta, but we'll update this article should something new be found in the second beta.

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Populus Avatar
11 months ago

So the next Mac OS is 12? interesting
Well, maybe next macOS announced in WWDC 2021 is 11.5, with some performance improvements and stability, and maybe some new minor features or refinements. I’d be glad if they adopted a 2 year cycle on macOS development.
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rgeneral Avatar
11 months ago
it looks like they are abandoning the old numbering scheme. they are following iOS.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MauiPa Avatar
11 months ago

Awesome. Big sur is full of bugs
? Not seeing any myself.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tarund Avatar
11 months ago
It's not a bug, it's been moved and can be found via the 'Settings' search. Exact location below.

Settings > Dock & Menu Bar > Other Modules > Battery (Menu Bar) > Enable 'Show Percentage'
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Squillace Avatar
11 months ago

I have no idea where you got that. I reread article 12 times to see
Well... if they are launching right now a "small" version numbered 11.1 for minor improvements and bug fixes, that means the OSX numeration logic can't be applied and then the next big OS release in 2021 has to follow another versioning logic.

No need to read the article to get to that conclusion. But of course, it's all suppositions...


* Version 10.0: "Cheetah"
* Version 10.1: "Puma"
* Version 10.2: "Jaguar"
* Version 10.3: "Panther"
* Version 10.4: "Tiger"
* Version 10.5: "Leopard"
* Version 10.6: "Snow Leopard"
* Version 10.7: "Lion"
* Version 10.8: "Mountain Lion"
* Version 10.9: "Mavericks"
* Version 10.10: "Yosemite"
* Version 10.11: "El Capitan"
* Version 10.12: "Sierra"
* Version 10.13: "High Sierra"
* Version 10.14: "Mojave"
* Version 10.15: "Catalina"
* Version 11: "Big Sur"
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
masterleep Avatar
11 months ago
If they can make it so I can reliably click on outbound Twitter links in Safari without hanging, I'll be happy
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