List of Apple macOS versions with details

Apple always wanted to make the hardware and software in USA. As there were challenges in returning the hardware manufacturing to USA, they started the convention of marking hardware as designed in California, USA. To extend and highlight the innovation team sitting in Cupertino, they came up with this new trend of naming Mac OS version with the famous locations of California State. It promotes the California State Tourism as well as relates the team sitting in USA.

Mac OS Releases named after locations of California State

  • MacOS 12: Monterey – 25-Oct-2021 (64 bit Intel & ARM)
  • MacOS 11: Big Sur – 12-Nov- 2020 (64 bit Intel & ARM)
  • MacOS 10.15: Catalina – 7-Oct-2019 (64 bit Intel only)
  • MacOS 10.14: Mojave- 24-Sep-2018 (32/64 bit Intel only)
  • MacOS 10.13: High Sierra- 25-Sep-2017 (32/64 bit Intel only)
  • MacOS 10.12: Sierra- 20-Sep-2016 (32/64 bit Intel only)
  • OS X 10.11: El Capitan- 30-Sep-2015 (32/64 bit Intel only)
  • OS X 10.10: Yosemite-16-Oct-2014 (32/64 bit Intel only)
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks-22-Oct-2013 (32/64 bit Intel only)

Mac OS releases named after Big Cats

  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion- 25-Jul-2012 (32/64 bit Intel only)
  • OS X 10.7 Lion- 20-Jul-2011 (32/64 bit Intel only)
  • OS X 10.6 Snow¬†Leopard- 28-Aug-2009 (32/64 bit Intel and 32 bit PowerPC)
  • OS X 10.5 Leopard- 26-Oct-2007 (32/64 bit PowerPC and Intel)
  • OS X 10.4 Tiger – 29-Apri-2005 (32/64 bit PowerPC and Intel)
  • OS X 10.3 Panther -24-Oct-2003 (32/64 bit PowerPC)
  • OS X 10.2 Jaguar – 24-Aug-2002 (32/64 bit PowerPC)
  • OS X 10.1 Puma – 25-Sep-2001 (32 bit PowerPC)
  • OS X 10.0 Cheetah – 24-Mar-2000 (32 bit PowerPC)