Apple confirms transition to Apple silicon for Mac PCs and introduces the new macOS Big Sur

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If you recall, it was recently rumoured that Apple is getting ready to start using ARM-based chips for Mac PCs. This was confirmed at WWDC 2020 earlier today when it was announced that it will be using its A12Z Bionic chipset on Mac PCs. At the same time, Apple also introduced the new macOS Big Sur.

The macOS Big Sur, it's seen as Apple's biggest design upgrade since macOS X. It delivers with a major redesign that makes navigation easier, an all-new Control Center, and a new design for core apps. Besides that, it comes with an improved Safari browser, new expressive messages like Memojis, a redesigned Maps, and more. By the way, the Apple Mac products that are eligible for the software updates are the MacBook (2015 and later), MacBook Pro (late 2013 and later), iMac (2014 and later), Mac Pro (2013 and later), MacBook Air (2013 and later), Mac mini (2014 and later), and the iMac Pro (2017 and later, all models). 

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A new notification centre design

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Safari is getting a new look too


Better privacy and security


A new way to chat

With Apple making the shift to an ARM-based chipset for its Mac PCs, the company will be able to provide developers with a common architecture across its product line-up. In other words, developing and optimising apps will be easier. To start making the shift, developers can apply for the Universal App Quick Start Program at Apple's website. On the other hand, those who want to try out macOS Big Sur can sign up for beta access (July 2020), or head to Apple's website to find out more

Apple has confirmed that Mac PCs will start shipping with Apple chipsets by the end of this year, with the full transition expected to be done in about two years. macOS Big Sur is coming sooner than that, as all Mac users will get to upgrade to it around September to November 2020, so look forward to that! Until then, stay tuned to for further updates.