macOS Big Sur’s Big Secret

The visual changes to macOS Big Sur are actually the small part. Snazzy Labs explains why the Mac will soon gain a touchscreen.
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Apple announced macOS 11 Big Sur to much surprise this last week at WWDC. Along with the transition to ARM came a bevy of visual changes (we won’t call them upgrades, per se) and the announcement that Apple Silicon Macs would be able to run iOS apps without modification. Not only that, but that Apple would be placing all iPad and iPhone apps available to download in the Apple Silicon Mac App Store by default unless the developer specifically states that they don’t want it listed. A bunch of multi-touch apps and games require touch input, however, and we’re as sure as ever that touchscreen Macs are on the horizon despite Apple’s insistence that they’re not coming soon. We talk about visual indications we’ve found hidden in macOS Big Sur that help argue why macOS Big Sur hidden secrets hint at a touch-capable future. #macOS #BigSur #SnazzyLabs

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  • Big Sur on iPad Pro is a better angle on this topic

    JHRJHRVor 13 Minuten
  • let's just say apple made apple silicone touch screen MacBooks and only enable touch input for catalyst app, would that make sense to us? I do somewhat believe that apple will make touch screen MacBook someday but I think they will limit touch area or something similar

    Benjamin JUBenjamin JUVor Stunde
  • Huh it can't outperform windows 10 and UWP apps

    MakhwaxMakhwaxVor Stunde
  • who are you to say that Jobs was wrong. Times have changed and so the technology and the requirements of people. Jobs was right at that time, & don't forget that apple is because of JOBS. So please have some respect for him and stop saying that he was wrong. That kind of statement hurts.

    Shashank YadavShashank YadavVor 9 Stunden
  • Where's the big secret again? Clickbait and really senseless video. And wrong on many levels regarding usability of Mac OS.

    marcas06marcas06Vor 12 Stunden
  • Touch on a desktop is just stupid as sliced bread was a great idea

    wagsbasswagsbassVor 22 Stunden
  • 9:46 lmao cydia and unc0ver

    SamSamVor Tag
  • Big sir is ugly and extremely slow I’m moving to windows or Linux mac is terrible software

    Pedro GomesPedro GomesVor Tag
  • I feel this is the downfall of mac os...

    Ashton WyssAshton WyssVor Tag
  • 07:06 "Big Sur" in captions is "Big Sewer" 🤣

    Shafi A SShafi A SVor Tag
  • 8:05 - exactly me thoughts during the presentation! Why would they design all new switches like that?! Does not make any sense when using a mouse. Too fat, too much travel. I‘m 100% sure with Apple Silicon MacOS and iOS especially iPadOS are going to be merging. On going separation wouldn‘t make any sense: Same chipsets (kind of), same architecture, same app foundation. I mean, that‘s they way it has to be with that and the possibilities are unheard of! I‘m expecting a MacBook / MacBookPro with iPad like features, like touchscreen in the same way as the iPad matures into a real computer. And it absolutely makes sense. All those statements about interfaces where just a picture of the moment.

    Funny farts smell funnyFunny farts smell funnyVor Tag
  • The Surface Studio... really.... have one in the office... its always on the lowest angle because its just working as a Whiteboard... nothing else... pen input not touch.... mouse because Win10 still isnt there yet...

    Hans WurstHans WurstVor Tag
  • To Apple.... not only is touch ergonomically terrible, so are your keyboards!

    akschu1akschu1Vor Tag
  • I'm not sure about everyone else, but I find it really odd that people think we need an app for everything on a desktop/laptop environment. Like, who is going to use a twitter app instead of the twitter website on a desktop??? That is simply too inconvenient to have to open all of these separate applications when it is already streamlined using browsers...

    Darth ReflectzDarth ReflectzVor Tag
    • Web apps suck compared to native ones. This is a well-known fact.

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy LabsVor Tag
  • Using Apple Product is totally waist of money, COST VERY HIGH BUT LOW SPECIFY, compare to Samsung and Huawei....

    Mariam Kabir KabirMariam Kabir KabirVor Tag
  • apple is surely at a crossroads. i for one will wait until the dust settles in a few years to decide if i will indeed switch from windows to macos. but times are exciting.

    weirdwordcomboweirdwordcomboVor Tag
  • I. Hate. Touchscreens. User errors on steroids.

    Sleepy JohnSleepy JohnVor Tag
  • It will be a MacBook air which will really be an iPad pro with a solid keyboard

    D ND NVor Tag
  • I still think a touchscreen on a laptop/desktop is an awful idea. I know everybody disagrees with me. But a lot of bad ideas are popular. Pet rocks were once popular too.

    Jason ClouseJason ClouseVor 2 Tage
  • Anybody explain how he is he playing Wind Waker with an XBOX controller on an iPad at 3:37?

    Byron MacGreggorByron MacGreggorVor 2 Tage

      Snazzy LabsSnazzy LabsVor 2 Tage
  • Even he has to share Netflix with others

    Rishi SomRishi SomVor 2 Tage
  • Apple is moving people from iMac to iCrap do you want one😜

    Lallan SinghLallan SinghVor 2 Tage
  • I wonder if they will bring macos support to ipads

    NebuliumNebuliumVor 2 Tage
  • Another good analysis. Thank you. Maybe the roll out of the hardware has been constrained by COVID. Standby to standby.

    Bill GardyneBill GardyneVor 2 Tage
  • It makes sense on a MacBook but not on a desktop I can’t see any comfortable scenario where reaching at full stretch across a desk, the width and working height of a 27” or 32” display would ever be comfortable, not for 12 hour work days. I’d rather use a Wacom with a larger desktop display. Plus trying to retouch with ANY fingerprints on a screen is annoying as it stands I can’t begin to entertain the idea of working with a never ending layer of fingerprints and smudges all over the image I’m working on. Any time saved in navigation is negated by constantly having to clean the display.

    TheRg191TheRg191Vor 2 Tage
  • I've had a Windows laptop with a touchscreen since 2012. That is how far Apple is behind.

    Etek DavEtek DavVor 2 Tage
    • Etek Dav I’ve hade a windows laptop with a cd drive since 2004. That is how far Apple is behind

      Cl GrCl GrVor Tag
  • Nice to see freenas ui used in at 3:52. I along with few other enjoyed developing it at ixsystems.

    Vaibhav ChauhanVaibhav ChauhanVor 2 Tage
  • I actually use iPadOS 14 and it is so cool I just updated today

    DanTDMJaceDanTDMJaceVor 2 Tage
  • apple os is already bad windows is actually good

    Joshua LambertJoshua LambertVor 2 Tage
  • Perfect observations

    Marcus CordeiroMarcus CordeiroVor 2 Tage
  • Slippery slope. I love my apple pencil / ipad pro experience. But I would also like to run Procreate on Mac OS with an oversized trackpad that can accept apple pencil as a pen tablet. hmm.

    StunamiStunamiVor 3 Tage
  • Who wants a dirty, greasy, finger printed screen? Crazy!

    Mike UnsworthMike UnsworthVor 3 Tage
  • using touch screen macbooks with long fingernails would be almost impossible

    sebastiansebastianVor 3 Tage
  • This is boring... at 4:02, i have an asus ROG laptop with touch screen that i got back in 2016. Never liked the idea of using a combination of Keyboard-Mouse-Screen. It just really sucks. Why are you talking about this like apple is innovating? Cmon it’s just pathetic. Since Jobs died Apple is just an absurd joke.

    Aroo!Aroo!Vor 3 Tage
  • Now wait a minute?

    BeatZEl!teBeatZEl!teVor 3 Tage
  • 100 % iPad os and Mac will merge they may still say they are separate yet they will run on the same chips and have all apps work across both so it don’t matter if they call them something different if they are the same apps running on the same chips using the arm instructions and metal api that’s a merged os

    Nathan TankersleyNathan TankersleyVor 3 Tage
  • I doubt they will make an existing Mac a touchscreen ..yet, but introduce a massive iPad or something new that runs macOS first

    Andy AliasAndy AliasVor 3 Tage
  • 0:57 *releases ipad pro* edit: just realized this was in the video so yeah.

    meouishlycatmeouishlycatVor 4 Tage
  • Why do you have trouble saying Big Sur? It's literally just pronounced "ser" like you said it when you were joking.

    John SoloJohn SoloVor 4 Tage
  • Lol lol lol you guys are getting the windows 8 treatment

  • apple is riping off for ages to come.

    O_OO_OVor 4 Tage
  • I think apple is gonna eventually hit us with a single board computer with really high specs that can run MacOS and IOS. The furture is docking.

    Gladimir SavinonGladimir SavinonVor 4 Tage
  • Big Surface?

    Michael ScharfMichael ScharfVor 4 Tage
  • What is the game at 3:37 ?

    Luis Eduardo HDLuis Eduardo HDVor 4 Tage
    • @Christopher Anderson Thanks

      Luis Eduardo HDLuis Eduardo HDVor Tag
    • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

      Christopher AndersonChristopher AndersonVor 2 Tage
  • Big Soor? Disliked....

    TheCrashCourseTheCrashCourseVor 5 Tage
  • bIg SuR bEtA

    Frank EngaFrank EngaVor 5 Tage
  • if they dont fix this then i wont update.

    Dumb DumbDumb DumbVor 5 Tage
  • 1:27 I thought he said “we love the mac because it’s expensive”

    Mason BatistaMason BatistaVor 5 Tage
  • I absolutely hate my pointing device to obscure my view of my display for the majority of my tasks. Mouse/trackpad pointer > finger/hand/arm. I use professional music creation apps. Apple are about to kill off their professional user base if they go ARM and push IOS onto OSX.

    Sample GritSample GritVor 5 Tage
  • Imagine if there was some next level marketing plot twist where the Pro Display XDR is revealed to be a touchscreen the whole time that just requires software activation. A man can dream.

    Paul TPaul TVor 5 Tage
  • Can you tell me please how to play Zelda on iPad?

    Nicolas VedderNicolas VedderVor 5 Tage
  • If macs have touchscreen it is basically a iPad with a keyboard and is over 1000 not you MacBook Air sorry

    Colin DabboyColin DabboyVor 5 Tage
  • ive had a touch screen on my X1 carbon for 5 years and i haven't used it in 5 years.

    50 Hz50 HzVor 6 Tage
  • I’ve been using the Mac book big sewer ...... I’m sorry

    Ramin AminRamin AminVor 6 Tage
  • Jobs was less wrong than the Cock is and will be.

    Sand SackSand SackVor 6 Tage
  • Vertical touchscreens are really not ideal. Steve Jobs was very right in almost anything, it is sad that Apple started selling sh1t for gold after he died.

    Sinan AkkoyunSinan AkkoyunVor 7 Tage

    Sinan AkkoyunSinan AkkoyunVor 7 Tage
  • Plot twist: Apple says they won't do Touch screen Macs just to make it seem amazing when they finally do. Lower expectations to put minimal effort in impressing.

    Alex ZavalaAlex ZavalaVor 7 Tage
  • Always love your coverage!

    Peter PaynePeter PayneVor 7 Tage
  • How is W10 crap?

    Alpaca MaleAlpaca MaleVor 8 Tage
  • Apple Bitches are gonna introduce a Touch Scree Mac Soon. Or they're gonna run MacOS on IPad.

    GyanPrakashGyanPrakashVor 8 Tage
  • 10:28

    シ ᴘ ɪ ɴ ᴋ ʀ O̸ s ᴇシ ᴘ ɪ ɴ ᴋ ʀ O̸ s ᴇVor 9 Tage
  • Ironic since Apple stole the first mouse patent from Xerox to use for MacOS for the first mouse on a personal computer.

    Mime without a BoxMime without a BoxVor 9 Tage
  • they wont make arm macs, their not better than x86 and will require porting and will be a crappy mixed os

    Cat TeenagerCat TeenagerVor 9 Tage
  • I have a touch screen win10 laptop and I find myself often preferring touching the screen to using a mouse. I feel that it is because we humans prefer to to things than move a mouse. Apple would gain many new users if a ARM touch mac comes out. The streamlineness of the MAC OS paired with giving users the choice of touch would be awesome.

    Douglas DuttonDouglas DuttonVor 10 Tage
  • I think mac os is actually coming to iPad

  • Wait a minute, did you happen to forget... OH

    Dr HeggartyDr HeggartyVor 10 Tage
  • I think they should release an ipad pro that runs MacOS. That would be awesome.

    Rohan GreenRohan GreenVor 10 Tage
  • I just installed beta 3 on my new macbook air

    Zane CarratalaZane CarratalaVor 10 Tage
  • It would destroy iPad sales, seriously. Not gonna happen.

    RiftRiftVor 12 Tage
macOS Big Sur’s Big Secret