macOS

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macOS
DeveloperApple
PublisherApple
SystemsPowerPC, x86
Released2001-present
Added to
museum
June 7, 2014

macOS, formerly known as Mac OS X and OS X, is a group of operating systems that act as a continuation of the Mac OS product line.

Basis

Unlike previous versions, the macOS kernel is based on the Unix operating system.

History

Mac OS X was first released in 2001. The name was shortened to OS X in 2012 and was rebranded as macOS in

It has been pre-installed on every Macintosh since its release.

Versions of macOS

Mac OS X

Title Released Notes
10.0 March 24, 2001 Branded as Mac OS X Cheetah
10.1 September 25, 2001 Branded Mac OS X Puma
10.2 August 23, 2002 Branded Mac OS X Jaguar
10.3 October 24, 2003 Branded Mac OS X Panther
10.4 April 29, 2005 Branded Mac OS X Tiger
10.5 October 26, 2007 Branded Mac OS X Leopard
10.6 August 28, 2009 Branded Mac OS X Snow Leopard

OS X

Title Released Notes
10.7 July 20, 2011 Originally branded as Mac OS X Lion
10.8 July 25, 2012 Brande OS X Mountain Lion
10.9 October 22, 2013 Branded OS X Mavericks
10.10 October 16, 2014 Branded OS X Yosemite
10.11 September 30, 2015 Branded OS X El Capitan

macOS

Title Released Notes
10.12 September 20, 2016 Branded macOS Sierra
10.13 September 25, 2017 Branded macOS High Sierra
10.14 September 24, 2018 Branded macOS Mojave
10.15 October 7, 2019 Branded macOS Catalina
11.0 November 12, 2020 Branded macOS Big Sur
11.1 October 25, 2021 Branded macOS Monterey
11.2 Q4 2022 Branded macOS Ventura