Big Sur can be as close to iOS as one can guess. Everything now has switches, sheets are now just iOS message boxes, progress bars, buttons, …
Not really my cup of tea but the good news:
It runs all my compiled apps just fine without any GUI glitches (well… at first sight).
My eyes are getting older. I need more contrast. I can barely see which toolbar item is selected. The same goes for the sidebar of the Finder. And I can’t use “less transparency” because then the menubar applets are white in white.
which breaks 20+ years of muscle memory for me. Sigh.
On the other hand, I have done some preliminary testing of my big complicated app, and so far it’s working pretty well, and looks like a much easier transition than the Mojave -> Catalina transition was.
Each time i drive an Apple Beta, i report as much as possible using the Feedback App. Sometimes it took weeks or months, but i always got Feedbacks from Apple and here and there a fix in an iOS/macOS Update.
Keep on reporting; i have the feeling they are listening. Even if they do not always agree.
[quote=493731:@Sascha S]We all know the day will come when macOS and iPadOS will merge into one new System. It is inevitable.
I gave up defending myself and try to concentrate on the positive aspects. ;)[/quote]
True. Big Sur is looking very similar to iOS in many ways now. It’s a clear path to merging both.
I also understand Beatris, some things are now pretty unclear when they are selected or not. Native toolbar buttons (so not the Xojo toolbar buttons) now look very different.
I also dislike the new Folder icons. They look really odd.
Anyhow, I am glad Xojo apps are still working correctly. In fact, it’s the first time it looks like we do not need to make any (major) changes. Phew…
I’ve been hoping that Apple would do something about the poor performance in Catalina. For various reasons I’ve ordered another 16" MacBook Pro, let’s hope Apple BS makes it a nicer experience than the last.