macOS Big Sur includes the biggest Safari update ever and powerful enhancements to Messages, Maps, and privacy<br/>Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.<br />

<br/>1. Testing conducted by Apple in June 2020 using JetStream 2, MotionMark 1.1, and Speedometer 2.0 performance benchmarks. Tested on production 1.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and prerelease macOS Big Sur, and Windows 10 Home, version 2004, running in Boot Camp. Scores represent browsers that completed the test. Tested with prerelease Safari 14, Chrome v83.0.4103.97, and Firefox v77.0.1 on macOS, as well as Chrome v83.0.4103.97, Microsoft Edge v83.0.478.45, and Firefox v77.0.1 on Windows Home, with WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection. Page load performance tested using snapshot versions of 10 popular websites with prerelease Safari 14 and Chrome v83.0.4013.61 on prerelease macOS Big Sur and simulated network conditions. Performance will vary based on system configuration, network connection, and other factors.
2. Testing conducted by Apple in June 2020 on production 1.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5-based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and prerelease macOS Big Sur. Systems tested with WPA2 Wi-Fi network connection while running on battery power, with display brightness set to 12 clicks from bottom or 75 percent. Prerelease Safari 14 tested with HD 1080p content; Chrome v83.0.4103.97 and Firefox v77.0.1 tested with HD 720p content. Not all features are available on all devices. Performance will vary based on system configuration, application workload, and other factors.
3. Translation will be available in beta supporting English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Brazilian Portuguese.<br/><br/>Todd Wilder,Apple, wilder@apple.com, (408) 974-8335 <br/>Alex Bender,Apple, alex_bender@apple.com,(408) 862-6559<br/>Apple Media Helpline,media.help@apple.com,(408) 974-2042<br/>