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macOS Info

Here are some tables of macOS info (compiled from Wikipedia's MacOS and MacOS version history articles).

Mac OS/macOS

Brand Nane Last Version Product Name Darwin Version First Release Last Release
Mac OS X 10.0.4 Cheetah 1.3.1 2001-03-24 2001-06-21
Mac OS X 10.1.5 Puma 5.5 2001-09-25 2002-06-05
Mac OS X 10.2.8 Jaguar 6.8 2002-08-24 2003-10-03
Mac OS X 10.3.9 Panther 7.9 2003-10-24 2005-04-15
Mac OS X 10.4.11 Tiger 8.11 2005-04-29 2007-11-14
Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard 9.8 2007-10-26 2009-08-05
Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard 10.8 2009-08-28 2011-07-25
Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion 11.4.2 2011-07-20 2012-10-04
OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion 12.5 2012-07-25 2013-10-03
OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks 13.4 2013-10-22 2014-09-17
OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite 14.5 2014-10-16 2017-07-19
OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan 15.6 2015-09-30 2018-07-09
macOS 10.12.6 Sierra 16.7 2016-09-20 2019-09-26
macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra 17.7 2017-09-25 2020-11-12
macOS 10.14.6 Mojave 18.7 2018-09-24 2021-07-21
macOS 10.15.7 Catlina 19.6 2019-10-07 tbd
macOS 11.6.8 Big Sur 20.6 2020-11-12 tbd
macOS 12.5 Monterey 21.6 2021-10-25 tbd
macOS 13 Ventura 22 tbd tbd

Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.0 4K78 March 24, 2001 1.3.1
10.0.1 4L13 April 14, 2001 1.3.1
10.0.2 4P12 May 1, 2001 1.3.1
10.0.3 4P13 May 9, 2001 1.3.1
10.0.4 4Q12 June 21, 2001 1.3.1

Major features

First major Mac OS X release. Desktop and server version. A brand new code base completely separate from Mac OS 9. Unix core.

User features

Developer features

Unix features

Removals and Limitations


Mac OS X 10.1 Puma

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.1 5G64 September 25, 2001 1.4.1
10.1.1 5M28 November 12, 2001 5.1
10.1.2 5P48 December 21, 2001 5.2
10.1.3 5Q45 February 19, 2002 5.3
10.1.4 5Q125 April 17, 2002 5.4
10.1.5 5S60 June 5, 2002 5.5

Major features


Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.2 6C115 August 24, 2002 6.0
  6C115a    
10.2.1 6D52 September 18, 2002 6.1
10.2.2 6F21 November 11, 2002 6.2
10.2.3 6G30 December 19, 2002 6.3
  6G37    
  6G50    
10.2.4 6I32 February 13, 2003 6.4
10.2.5 6L29 April 10, 2003 6.5
10.2.6 6L60 May 6, 2003 6.6
10.2.7 6R65 September 22, 2003 6.7
10.2.8 6R73 October 3, 2003 6.8
  6S90    

Major features


Mac OS X 10.3 Panther

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.3 7B85 October 24, 2003 7.0
  7B86    
10.3.1 7C107 November 10, 2003 7.1
10.3.2 7D24 December 17, 2003 7.2
  7D28    
10.3.3 7F44 March 15, 2004 7.3
10.3.4 7H63 May 26, 2004 7.4
10.3.5 7M34 August 9, 2004 7.5
10.3.6 7R28 November 5, 2004 7.6
10.3.7 7S215 December 15, 2004 7.7
10.3.8 7U16 February 9, 2005 7.8
10.3.9 7W98 April 15, 2005 7.9

Major features


Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.4 8A428 April 29, 2005 8.0
  8A432    
10.4.1 8B15 May 16, 2005 8.1
  8B17 May 19, 2005  
10.4.2 8C46 July 12, 2005 8.2
  8C47    
  8E102 October 12, 2005  
  8E45 October 19, 2005  
  8E90    
10.4.3 8F46 October 31, 2005 8.3
10.4.4 8G32 January 10, 2006 8.4
  8G1165    
10.4.5 8H14 February 14, 2006 8.5
  8G1454    
10.4.6 8I127 April 3, 2006 8.6
  8I1119    
10.4.7 8J135 June 27, 2006 8.7
  8J2135a    
  8K1079 August 7, 2006  
  8N5107    
10.4.8 8L127 September 29, 2006 8.8
  8L2127    
10.4.9 8P135 March 13, 2007 8.9
  8P2137    
10.4.10 8R218 June 20, 2007 8.10
  8R2218    
  8R2232    
10.4.11 8S165 November 14, 2007 8.11
  8S2167    

Major features


Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.5 9A581 October 26, 2007 9.0
10.5.1 9B18 November 15, 2007 9.1
10.5.2 9C31 February 11, 2008 9.2
  9C7010    
10.5.3 9D34 May 28, 2008 9.3
10.5.4 9E17 June 30, 2008 9.4
10.5.5 9F33 September 15, 2008 9.5
10.5.6 9G55 December 15, 2008 9.6
  9G66 January 6, 2009  
10.5.7 9J61 May 12, 2009 9.7
10.5.8 9L30 August 5, 2009 9.8

Major features


Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.6 10A432 August 28, 2009 10.0
  10A433    
10.6.1 10B504 September 10, 2009 10.1
10.6.2 10C540 November 9, 2009 10.2
10.6.3 10D573 March 29, 2010 10.3
  10D575 April 1, 2010  
  10D578 April 13, 2010  
10.6.4 10F569 June 15, 2010 10.4
10.6.5 10H574 November 10, 2010 10.5
10.6.6 10J567 January 6, 2011 10.6
10.6.7 10J869 March 21, 2011 10.7
  10J3250 March 21, 2011  
  10J4138 May 4, 2011  
10.6.8 10K540 June 23, 2011 10.8
  10K549 July 25, 2011  

Major features


Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.7 11A511 July 20, 2011 11.0
  11A511s August 16, 2011  
  11A2061 July 20, 2011 11.0.2
  11A2063    
10.7.1 11B26 August 16, 2011 11.1.0
  11B2118    
10.7.2 11C74 October 12, 2011 11.2
10.7.3 11D50 February 1, 2012 11.3
10.7.4 11E53 May 9, 2012 11.4
10.7.5 11G56 September 19, 2012 11.4.2
  11G63 October 4, 2012  

Major features

This is the last Mac OS overseen by Bertrand Serlet. Craig Federighi is the new vice president of Mac Software Engineering.

Many of the new features change past behavior and can't be reversed.

iOS-ification begins

Other features

Dropped features


OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.8 12A269 July 25, 2012 12.0
10.8.1 12B19 August 23, 2012 12.1
10.8.2 12C54 September 19, 2012 12.2
  12C60 October 4, 2012  
  12C2034 October 23, 2012  
  12C3104 November 29, 2012  
10.8.3 12D78 March 14, 2013 12.3
10.8.4 12E55 June 4, 2013 12.4
  12E3067 June 10, 2013  
  12E4022 September 25, 2013  
10.8.5 12F37 September 12, 2013 12.5
  12F45 October 3, 2013  

Major features

iOS-ification continues

Other features

Dropped features


OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.9 13A603 October 22, 2013 13.0
10.9.1 13B42 December 16, 2013 13.0
10.9.2 13C64 February 25, 2014 13.1
10.9.3 13D65 May 15, 2014 13.2
10.9.4 13E28 June 30, 2014 13.3.0
10.9.5 13F34 September 17, 2014 13.4.0

OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Version Build Release Darwin Version
10.10 14A389 October 16, 2014 14.0
10.10.1 14B25 November 17, 2014 14.0
10.10.2 14C106a Preview only 14.1

OS X 10.11 El Capitan


macOS 10.12 Sierra


macOS 10.13 High Sierra

Around this time some new Macs didn't have the startup sound.


macOS 10.14 Mojave


macOS 10.15 Catlina

Major features


macOS 11 Big Sur

Major features


macOS 12 Monterey


macOS 13 Ventura

Published: 2015-01-22, last edited: 2022-08-03

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