wwdc 2016 macos

That Apple would rebrand OS X as ‘MacOS’ was one of the worst-kept WWDC secrets ahead of today’s keynote, and Apple just made it official. SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi just announced on stage that from here on out, the Mac operating system is going to be called macOS.

The change of course brings OS X more inline with the naming conventions of Apple’s other platforms: iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. There’s obviously nothing ground-breaking here, but the rebranding is more than notable. So from now on, no more OS X. Just refer to the Mac OS as…macOS.

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  • Mr_Coldharbour

    It’s just a naming convention, but I’ve grown very accustomed to referring to it as OS X (OS 10). Sad to see that old familiar naming convention go. I’ll still refer to it as OS X.

    • SkyFall

      I remember when it was Mac OS X, and then they changed it with OS X Lion. Never knew why they did that.. Glad they brought the Ol’ mac name back.