Apple introduces MacOS Big Sur with an abundance of new features
Apple introduces MacOS Big Sur with an abundance of new features
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Apple introduces MacOS Big Sur with an abundance of new features

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[MUSIC] Mac OS Big Sur introduces an entirely new design and major updates to some of the most essential apps on the platform. And just like its name, Big Sur brings you unmatched levels of power and beauty. Let's start with design, where we're making the biggest change since the introduction of Mac OS 10. Let me show it to you in action with a demo. [MUSIC] As Alan said, we've refined some of the most iconic elements of the Mac experience. Let's start with the dock. It has an elegant new design that floats along the bottom of your desktop and you'll notice that we've created gorgeous new app icons from all of your favorite apps. Speaking of apps, let's look at the finder. You'll notice it has a gorgeous new top to bottom design for the side bar And it has a compact space efficient toolbar makes it really easy to get to all of your controls. Next, let's take a look at mail. You can see that mail has all new glyphs in the sidebar and you may have noticed that we brought color back as well Now each app uses its own key color. And that same color is used for the elegant new rounded row selection style here in the message list. Now, the toolbar makes it really easy to get to all of your controls. Check out how the search bar expands as I click on it. And of course, other operations like filtering, they're just a click away. Next, let's take a look at photos. It's just stunning. You can get to all your albums and media types from the sidebar, and the photo grid is backed by metal. So animations are super smooth, whether I'm scrolling, transitioning or zooming all the way in or all the way out. Beautiful. Now we've refreshed the design for all the apps on the system. From apps like calendar, notes, to podcasts and music with its new listen now pane, and an all new version of iWork that features a simplified toolbar. You may have noticed we've also updated the menu bar. It's now translucent and elegantly takes on the colour of your desktop picture. And we've updated the layout of menus as well. We've given all the items just a little bit more room to breathe. Now on the Mac, we love our ability to get directly at controls, like Wi Fi, or sound. And you can see that we've reworked these to be even more useful, but we've gone even further this year by giving you one place to get it all your controls. We've brought control center to the Mac. All of my controls are here and it's really easy to make adjustments. For instance, I could change display brightness here, or I can click to dive in for more like turning on dark mode or activating night shift. And what's really cool is that I can customize the menu bar with any of these controls. So say I want one click access to do not disturb. Well, I can just click and drag it right into my menu bar and customize just like that. Now we've also reinvented Notification Center. You can access it by clicking on the time in the upper right. And as you see, we now have a single view that brings your notifications and widgets together. All in one place. We now group related notifications together, you can easily expand them to take a closer look or clear them all out in one step. And we're bringing our redesign widgets to the Mac. They're really beautiful and you have all new ways to customize them. I'm just going to click Edit widgets. Down here at the bottom. You can see I have a gallery of all my widgets, and they come in a variety of sizes. I can select between them, just like this. And developers can bring their own widgets as well like this one here from day one. Now adding widgets is easy. Let's start by adding say The world clock. Maybe I'll add notes in. Gonna be kind of cool to add my reminders list as well. So that's a look at widgets Notification Center, and are all new design in Big Sur. Next, they're exciting updates for some of the most used apps on the Mac. First, let's talk about Messages. Messages on the Mac is designed to work seamlessly with all of your devices. So your SMS and iMessage conversations are in sync no matter what device you're using. Now this year, we're taking Messages to the next level with a ton of great new features. We're introducing powerful search to help you find what you're looking for. We have a redesigned photo picker, to make sharing photos and videos easier. And my emoji you can now create an edit your emoji right on your Mac, and emoji stickers bring personality to messages, giving you fun ways to express yourself and all of your conversations. Messages effects helps you celebrate special moments and get your point across. And you're also getting pin conversations that are synced across devices. So you can always get to them along with new groups enhancements. So that's what's coming to messages on Mac. Powerful tools to manage your conversations and new ways to express yourself. Next up. [SOUND] Maps. Apple Maps is the best way to explore and navigate the world. Whether you're planning a trip on the Mac, or using turn by turn directions on your iPhone. Today I'm excited to announce an all new version of maps for the Mac. To start, maps features a stunning new design that makes it easy to find your way around using Apple's detailed new map. And for the first time on the Mac favorites like home work or that great coffee shop on the corner are now just a click away. You can now create your own guides of all the places you wanna visit right on your Mac. Before leaving for the airport, you can check where your gate is located with indoor maps, or explore your destination city with look around, which is incredible on the big screen. We've even brought other useful features to the Mac, like the ability to see the progress of friends who shared their ETA with you. And the Mac gets all the other new Maps features we just introduced in IOS 14. And that's just a taste of what's coming in the all new Apple Maps on the Mac.

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