If you have an older Mac, here’s what you need to know: Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.7.4

Apple fixes a very annoying bug that occurred inside Safari.

If you have an older Mac, here’s what you need to know: Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.7.4


Apple has released an update for those still using macOS Big Sur 11.7.4, the operating system found on older Mac computers. This comes weeks after the release of macOS Big Sur 11.7.3, which was released at the same time as macOS Ventura 13.2 (the most recent version of the operating system).


The new macOS Big Sur patch can be downloaded for free on all supported Macs. In case you don’t know what operating system you currently have or what version your computer is on, follow these steps:

  • Select the apple symbol that you will see in the upper left corner.
  • Now click on About this Mac and there you will see the information related to your computer (model, software, version, etc).
  • To update, it is as easy as selecting Software Update.
  • Another way you can go is to click on System Preferences and then go to Software Update.

Why do we have this update?

This version of Big Sur comes to fix a persistent bug within Safari, where icons were simply not appearing. The previous update, Big Sur 11.7.3, caused a bug within the browser that caused the icons in the Favorites section to be grayed out.

The spaces where the Favorites icons should normally appear were not visible, which was very annoying and made it difficult to see. And not only that: this update also includes fixes and improvements within the security section. On the other hand, Apple has also released a new patch for Safari (16.3.3) that fixes the same problem with the Favorites icons.

Apple does not neglect its older equipment

It’s not uncommon to see major companies like Apple update their product software on a regular basis, though few maintain support for as long as the latter. In fact, the company’s phones with more than 10 years behind them have seen Apple release a new update for them.

And this bad habit on the part of manufacturers is gradually being left behind. The truth is that there is still a long way to go if we want to solve the problem of planned obsolescence, but acts like this one give a glimpse of light at the end of the tunnel.

On January 23, Apple released iOS 12.5.7 for “older” devices, as it calls them on its website. In this case, it is a security update that comes to fix vulnerabilities within iOS and prevents the execution of malicious code. The devices that will be able to install this patch are:

  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPod touch 6th generation


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