Hi everyone, Apple released a Mac OS Big Sur 11.4 beta 1. This was a bit of a surprise.
And they did not announce anything else along with this, so no iOS 14.6, for example.
This is out alongside mac OS 11.3, the release candidate, and if you’re updating from the release candidate or beta 8, for example, this will be a 3.1-gigabyte install. So as far as the overall size.
It should be around 3 or 4 gigabytes; however, if you’re coming from a different version.
It can be as large as 11.96 gigabytes for summer 12 gigabytes, so it could be multiple installs depending on which version you’re coming from. This particular update has a few minor changes in it. So let’s go ahead and close this will take a look at the build number and then talk about what’s new.
So we’ll go to the apple then about this mac, and as you can see here 11.4 betas, the build number is 20 F. 5046 G. and this particular build I think it’s coming out because of the new I macs so like I said.
There are no other betas that were released or announced alongside this 1, but the first thing is it adds support for the new IMAX, so apple introduced.
The new I macs add support for these and some of the set up here with a hello scream, but we were unsure what it looks like because we can’t try 1 of these new 24-inch IMAX.
So it adds support for that it also adds support for the new magic keyboard with touch ID, so if you haven’t seen this, this is the web page there’s a new option for a keyboard with touch ID, and this will be coming out alongside the I mac, however.
There’s no mention of if it will support current Max, for example, so if you want to add it to, say, an external keyboard to your current mac pro-war on mac or whatever you have, it looks like it only works with the current IMAX coming out, so that support has all been added.
Now to go along with the new I macs, another change added to the new I. Max is if you go to general under system preferences and you go to highlight color, you’ll have all the colors you currently have to have all of these different accent colors, but on the I mac, it looks like.
We’ll have the option to select this mac since the new macs come in all sorts of colors the new IMAX, so you have blue or purple, it will just say this mac it will recognize that it’s a blue-eyed mac for example, and you can select to this map.
We can’t see this yet as this is a MacBook Pro, but that will be here in the newer macs, for example, so maybe they’ll make it more aware now. Something we can see is if you go and launch a game that’s meant for an iPhone or an iPad on an M. one mac, maybe this one here will click on it.
We don’t necessarily need to go into the game, but we’ll let it load for a moment, and if we go too well, click okay. For now, we go to the top where the preferences are will click on preferences.
And we now have a new option under general for smaller or larger window sizes. So if we click to switch to say more extensive, for example, it will prompt us to relaunch the app, and then it will resize, so if we connect relaunch the app, it will relaunch in give you the option to resize this in the most extensive display size we’ve got some choices to resize it.
If we want as well, so nothing huge but some slight changes end, we click okay.
We’ll get rid of it and close that, so that’s one of the small changes they’ve made in this update now, mac OS 11.4 beta one adds support for radian graphics cards, specifically our DNA to a navvy graphics cards 13600 X. T. and 6900 X. T. so maybe this will be added to the mac pro for example.
Or you’ll be able to use this iMac pro instead of using one of the different options for the graphics card. You’ll be able to select maybe one of those third-party graphics cards and use an iMac Pro, so whether or not that’s coming to future Max.
We’re not sure, but they do add support for in this particular update now so. They’ve been updating regularly has to do with podcasts. Now I haven’t been able to find any specific changes. Still, they did mention this at the Apple event, and that is.
And a lot of different information regarding those subscriptions, so for example.
It looks like it’s ready to go with subscriptions and that they’ve set up a fair play for DRM, so if you’re subscribed, then you can’t play it on any specific device you would be able to use it on the same amount of devices that you can use apple music on for example.
So if you have an apple music subscription and it’s assigned to multiple devices, you’d be able to use it on those, so you’ll get all of those changes that will be coming up soon.
There’s different wording hinting at supporting your favorite creators and things like that. I haven’t seen anything as far as subscriptions go yet within podcasts, though, so that you can click on one click on the 3 dots.