macOS Big Sur is here – but users aren't loving the new look

macOS Big Sur has been a long time coming, with the new operating system announced way back in June at Apple's WWDC event. It's finally arrived, and users are now getting to grips with new features as well as a brand new look. But one aspect of the updated design is already drawing heat from users online.

macOS Big Sur's icons appear to mark a return to skeuomorphism, which is more realistic than flat design. With increased shadows adding texture and depth, these new icons are certainly more 3D than anything we've seen for a while from Apple. After downloading the new software, many users have taken to Twitter to make their feelings known about the icons. (If you're in the market for a Mac, check out our best MacBook Black Friday deals.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.