What you need to know
- There are two potential names for the next version of macOS that Apple has trademarked.
- The two most likely names are "Mammoth" and "Monterey."
It appears that the next name of macOS might be down to "Mammoth" and "Monterey."
As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has renewed a handful of trademarks that could point to what the next version of macOS will be called. While we only have a week to wait, as the company will reveal the name and features next week at WWDC, it's always fun to speculate so let's dive in.
According to the report, Apple has abandoned most trademarks that have been reserved over the last few years. However, the company recently renewed both "Monterey" and "Mammoth."
The report speculates that Apple would only name the new version of macOS "Mammoth" if it was considered a massive release for the Mac.
In comparison, "Monterey" is more of a complementary name when compared to Big Sur, which would indicate a smaller release that refines some of the major changes introduced with the last version.
"Monterey" seems like the more plausible option since Big Sur was such a massive release despite "Mammoth" an arguably cooler name. Whatever the name is, we'll find out next Monday at WWDC!
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.