Today’s presentation of Apple was one of the most intense in recent times. This was influenced by the lack of spectators and the material previously shot, which was probably rehearsed several times. At the output, we got an absolutely stunning picture, cinematic spans of the camera and an overwhelming density of announcements, despite the lack of hardware innovations. It is a pity, because of the threat of the spread of coronavirus, we were left without a traditional concert by a guest star, with whom Apple usually completed its events. Well, at least without test builds, the OS was not left.
Apple, as promised, introduced the first beta versions of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS 10.16 Big Sur. By tradition, only developers with existing accounts will be able to download them initially, however, after a month updates will be available to everyone. It is especially curious that this year Apple decided to remove the watchOS testing restriction and promised to release a public watchOS 7 assembly that can be installed without a developer account, and then also easily rolled back to a stable version.
What’s New in iOS 14
- Widget support;
- Extended folders
- Updated Siri;
- Built-in translator;
- Group chats in iMessage;
- Support CarKey;
- Support App Clip.
Which iPhones support iOS 14
As you can see, there are enough innovations in iOS 14. However, it is worth recognizing that we learned about most of them long before the official announcement. Therefore, now it’s not even new features that are interesting as such, a list of devices that will receive iOS 14:
- iPhone SE / SE 2
- iPhone 6s / 6s Plus
- iPhone 7/7 Plus
- iPhone 8/8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XS / XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 11/11 Pro / 11 Pro Max
How to install beta iOS 14
To install iOS 14 beta 1, you need an active beta profile. If you don’t have one, you can download the one that we will offer. However, before installing a test version of the OS, 10 times think about why you need it.
- To install iOS 14 beta 1, download the beta profile at this link;
- Go to “Settings” – “Basic” – “Profiles and set a profile;
- Go to the “Software Update” section and search for updates;
- Download iOS 14 beta 1 and wait for the installation on the device.
How to install beta macOS Big Sur
macOS Big Sur – the update is no less large-scale than iOS 14. During its development, Apple focused on the external appearance of the OS interface and expanding the capabilities of the Safari browser, which this year seems to have received an even larger update than a year earlier. You can read about all the changes that have occurred with the Apple desktop operating system at this link.
- Download the macOS Big Sur Beta Profile (coming soon);
- Install the beta profile on your computer;
- Search for updates and wait for the download;
- Confirm the macOS Big Sur update installation.
The list of devices that will receive macOS 11 Big Sur, as is the case with iOS 14, turned out to be quite extensive. Apple did not stop supporting many old computers, as users thought, deciding to continue updating them for at least another year. Of course, this cannot but rejoice.
Which Macs will get macOS 11
- MacBook 12 ”(2015 onwards and newer);
- MacBook Air (2013 onwards and newer);
- MacBook Pro (2013 onwards and newer);
- Mac mini (2014 onwards and newer);
- iMac (2014 onwards and newer);
- iMac Pro (2017 onwards and newer);
- Mac Pro (2013 onwards and newer).
If you are interested in profiles for installing beta versions of other operating systems, you can find them by clicking on this link (while the profile is only available for iOS 14). However, a very important clarification: do not download watchOS 7 beta right now. Despite the fact that Apple has promised to provide access to it for everyone, this will happen only next month, and by installing the assembly for developers, you can’t simply rollback.