In short: macOS 11.1 Beta 2 & entry into the 15% era in the App Store

On Wednesday there were new beta versions of iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, tvOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 – the third pre-release versions since the start of the beta phase (see). Now Apple has also added another developer version of macOS 11.1 Big Sur. Here it is only beta 2, because the iOS test phase had already started earlier. According to the documentation, macOS Big Sur 11.1 Beta 2 comes with numerous bug fixes. One of them is particularly important: With the release of macOS 11.1, system restore should now work correctly – this has not yet worked on M1 Macs. In this article we described how to bring an M1-Mac back to life after a failed “restore”: . Finally, as always, an overview of which beta versions are currently listed in the developer area:

  • macOS Big Sur 11.1 Beta 2: Build 20C5061b (December 03, 2020)
  • iOS 14.3 Beta 3: Build 18C5061a (December 02, 2020)
  • iPadOS 14.3 Beta 3: Build 18C5061a (December 02, 2020)
  • watchOS 7.2 Beta 3: Build 18S5561a (December 02, 2020)
  • tvOS 14.3 Beta 3: Build 18K5559a (December 02, 2020)