The new version of the Mac operating system may be macOS Mammoth

Apple was recently granted a trademark extension for the name “Mammoth” in the computer operating system category, reports 9to5Mac. This hints that the followup to macOS 12 Monterey may be macOS 13 Mammoth.

The Mac operating system was designed by numbers only through macOS X (10). Then it was followed by operating system updates with cat names: Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion. 

Then Apple began offering codenames that were the names of locations in California: Mavericks (after the surfing location in Northern California), Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur, and Monterey. Which means that we should see macOS Mammoth in the latter half of 2022.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.