Complete list of Mac OS X & macOS versions
Have you ever thought of which operating system version macOS passes through? In this article, we will introduce you to all macOS versions from pre-existing to new.
Mac OS X was first launched in September 2000. This is the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the operating system.
List of names and release dates for macOS versions:-
Here are all macOS and Mac OS X versions Apple releases:
OS X 10 Beta: Kodiak – September 13, 2000
OS X 10.0: Leopard – March 24, 2001
OS X 10.1: Puma – September 25, 2001
OS X 10.2: Jaguar – August 24, 2002
OS X 10.3 Panther (Pinot) – October 24, 2003
OS X 10.4 Tiger (Merlot) – April 29, 2005
[OS X 10.4.4 Tiger (Chardonnay)]
OS X 10.5 Leopard (Chablis) – October 26, 2007
OS X 10.6 Ice Leopard – August 28, 2009
OS X 10.7 Lion (Barol) – November 20, 2011
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (Zinfendell) – July 25, 2012
OS X 10.9 Mavericks (Cabernet) – October 22, 2013
OS X 10.10: Yosemite (Saira) – October 16, 2014
OS X 10.11: El Capitan (Gala) – September 30, 2015
macOS 10.12: Sierra (Fuji) – September 20, 2016
macOS 10.13: High Sierra (Lobo) – September 25, 2017
macOS 10.14: Mojave (Liberty) – September 24, 2018
macOS 10.15: Catalina (Jazz) – October 7, 2019
macOS 11: Big Sur – November 12,2020
macOS 12: Monterey – October 25,2021
Mac OS X and macOS name meaning
As you can see in the list above, except the first OS X beta, from 2001 to 2012, all operating system versions of Mac were named after the great Fellin species from the leopard to the Black Panther and the Mountain Lion.
OS X 10.3 – Panther
Public is released as a leopard, but operating systems are named after the wine (except for OS X 10.6 and macOS 10.13, both versions are unnamed).
Their inner names remained as alcohol until 2014, after their names were changed from cats to cats in California in 2013. In 2015, Apple decided to rename the above for the operating system. To name the apple (what an “adventurous” decision).
However, apple is fed up with apples in 2019 and loves cats with the Catalina version.
In 2016, Apple named the operating system brands, so it changed the Mac OS X to Mac OS for tone with iOS, TVOS and WatchOS.
What is the latest macOS operating system?
Apple will launch the official version of macOS Big Sur or macOS 11 in the fall of 2020.
Check for the working macOS version
How to tell which macOS you are running
You can tell which version of MacOS you are running by clicking on the Apple logo on the top left side and selecting this Mac.