Apple yesterday released the first developer beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, although macOS 11 Big Sur is not yet open to the public. The first Beta Big Sur 11.0.1 focused on bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as new wallpapers, but also referenced the three unreleased Macs included in the update.
In the /System/Library folder of macOS, Apple includes various bundled software files to identify different Mac models. For example, there are files related to a 16-inch MacBook Pro, a 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro, and a 2020 27-inch iMac. In fact, these files are one of the early signs that the new 16-inch MacBook Pro will be available in 201
In the first Beta of macOS Big Sur 11.0.1, there are two brand new files that reference two unreleased Macs. There is another file in the 10th Beta of macOS 11 Big Sur, but it has not been ignored until now. The new files that only exist in macOS Big Sur are:
HarckerTech first highlighted these new files on Twitter.
For other backgrounds, MacHardwareTypes-2019f.bundle with MacHardwareTypes-2020d.bundle The file represents a 16-inch MacBook Pro, and MacHardwareTypes-2020a.bundle Applies to 2020 MacBook Air, other documents refer to 2020 iMac and 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Unfortunately, we cannot identify any information about the specific new Mac represented by the latest files, but they provide more motivation for the new Apple Silicon Macs to be available as soon as sometime in November. Assuming, this may mean that we can foresee three new Macs, but it may also be that different bundled software files are all related to the same model.
Currently, there are rumors that Apple will hold a special event on November 17 to announce its new Apple Silicon Mac hardware. Apple recently registered several new Macs with the Eurasian Economic Commission this month, which proved to be a reliable indicator of upcoming Apple products.
As we pointed out yesterday, Apple is likely to save the public release of macOS Big Sur 11.0 until it announces the release of Apple Silicon to prevent leaks. This is similar to what was done with iOS 14.1 and iPhone 12 earlier this month.
At present, the expected rumors about the first Apple Silicon Mac are mixed. An earlier report indicated that one of the earliest ARM-powered Macs will be an improved version of the 12-inch MacBook, but other reports indicate that the first Apple Silicon Mac will be a 13-inch MacBook Pro or even a new 24-inch. Inch iMac.
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