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Apple launches macOS Big Sur 11.3.  With support for AirTags and more

Apple launches macOS Big Sur 11.3. With support for AirTags and more

MacOS Big Sur 11.3 adds support for AirTag, includes improvements to iPhone and iPad apps for Macs with M1, introduces separate skin tone variations for emoji with couples, and adds more varied sound options for Siri.

AirTag and Find My
AirTag support to track and find important items such as keys, wallet, backpack and more, privately and securely in the Find My app
Find My, with hundreds of millions of devices, can help you find your AirTag, even when it’s not near.
Lost Mode notifies you when it has found your AirTag, and you can enter a phone number where it can call you

IPhone and iPad apps on Macs with the M1
Option to resize iPhone and iPad app window
Support for displaying the highest resolution version of the iPhone or iPad app in full screen mode
Keyboard support for iPhone and iPad games designed to use the device’s tilt
Keyboard, mouse and trackpad support for iPhone and iPad games that support game controllers

Support separate skin tones for everyone in all variations of couple kissing emoji and couple with heart emoji
New face emoji, heart emoji, woman with beard emoji

Siri now includes more various audio options

Apple Music
Autoplay keeps the music playing by automatically playing a similar song once you reach the end of the song or playlist
City charts display what is popular in over 100 cities from all over the world

The podcast show pages have been redesigned to make it easier to start listening
Option to save and download episodes, and automatically add them to your library for quick access
Download behavior settings and notifications can be customized on a show-by-show basis
Leaderboards and Popular Search Categories help you discover new offers

The redesigned News + feed lets Apple News + subscribers quickly find, download, and manage magazine and newspaper issues
An all-new search experience that helps you find related topics, channels, and stories

The homepage section arrangement can now be customized
The WebExtensions Additional API allows developers to offer extensions that replace the New Tab page
The Web Speech API allows developers to incorporate speech recognition into their webpages for captions, dictation, and voice navigation in real time
Support for WebM and Vorbis video and audio format

The ability to sort today’s smart menu
Support synchronization of the order of reminders in lists across your devices
Option to print your reminder lists

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Xbox Series XS wireless controller or Sony PS5 DualSense wireless controller

Mac computers with an M1 chip
Hibernate support

About this Mac
About This Mac displays Apple warranty status and AppleCare + coverage on the Service tab when signed in with your Apple ID
AppleCare + purchase and enrollment support for eligible About This Mac Mac computers

This release also fixes the following issues:
Unintentionally created reminders may be set through Siri for the early morning hours
ICloud Keychain might not be turned off
AirPods audio is routed to the wrong device for Auto Switch
AirPods auto-switch notifications might be missing or duplicate
External 4K displays may not display in full resolution when connected via USB-C
Sign-in window might not appear correctly after restarting the Mac mini (M1, 2020)
The Dwell feature on the Accessibility Keyboard might not work

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