Two weeks after seeding macOS big Sur beta 2 into the development community, Cupertino-based Apple Inc. has issued another release. Those who are registered with an active Apple Developer Account can now access macOS Big Sur beta 3 on all compatible Macs.

Believe it or not, it was a month ago that this year’s revamped WWDC took place in a virtual capacity. It was immediately after that event that Apple issued the maiden macOS Big Sur beta to developers and can them the chance to sink their teeth into everything that was new and everything that had been announced during the WWDC opening keynote.

Obviously, it was also an opportunity for those developers to test their own software against the upgraded platform and to interact with any new APIs that had been made available.

Beta 3 of macOS Big Sur is all about progression and iteration as Apple looks to move with agility toward a late-September/early-October public release. When it is ultimately released, Mac owners can look forward to a refreshed design, a newly designed Control Center experience that will make iPhone and iPad owners feel at home, a new notifications experience, and a much improved Safari browser that feels faster and has privacy at its core. Of course, the software is jam-packed with other updates and improvements.

For those who are interested in the progress of macOS Big Sur, beta 3 can be downloaded directly through the Apple Developer Center for those who have an active Apple developer account. If you already have beta 1 or beta 2 installed in an official capacity, then you will be able to grab this latest update from the Software Update section within the Preferences app. If this is your first beta installation, then any subsequent beta releases of macOS Big Sur will be accessible as an over-the-air software update in the aforementioned Preferences app.

It is not currently recommended to install the macOS Big Sur on a production machine due to the fact that this is only the third pre-release seed and it will still likely be prone to a number of showstopping bugs. Keep that in mind when choosing to download and install.

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