The macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta brings some iOS 14.2-like drawn wallpapers

Macos Big Sur 1101 Wallpaper
Macos Big Sur 1101 Wallpaper (Image credit: Apple / 9to5Mac)

What you need to know

  • Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 to developers earlier today.
  • That update has some new wallpapers included.
  • They're drawn, similar to those that appeared in iOS 14.2's recent beta, too.

Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 to developers earlier today, giving them chance to test it ahead of launch. Ignoring the fact that the first macOS Big Sur release still isn't public for a moment, this update brings with it a nice surprise – new wallpapers.

As shared by 9to5Mac, these wallpapers are drawn in a similar way to those which debuted in iOS 14.2's own recent beta release.

There aren't just one or two, either. Ther are 40 in total.

Overall, macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 brings 40 new wallpapers. There are four new drawing wallpapers and another four new wallpapers that are pictures of mountains. The drawing wallpapers, however, have eight different phases each that are displayed during day and night. Prior to that, macOS Big Sur 11.0 beta 10 brought 11 new wallpapers.

The folk at 9to5Mac have even made them all available for download. And download them you should because they're absolutely stunning. I can't decide which is my favorite yet, bit it's definitely one of the drawn ones rather than the photos.

There's no telling when Apple will release macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 but we're still waiting for macOS Big Sur 11. Will that ever be released or will Apple skip it? At this point, it's impossible to tell!

Which is your favorite new macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 wallpaper?

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.