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After Big Sur, which number?
#57459 12/27/20 06:31 PM
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When OS X started, the numbering system began with 10.0, then 10.1, 10.2, etc. Updates were numbered 10.0.1, 10.1.1, 10.2.1, etc. Big Sur started at macOS 11.0 and is now at 11.1 with no number after the final 1. Will the next OS be macOS 12? Something else?


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Re: After Big Sur, which number?
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And further to that, why do I sometimes see 10.16?


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Re: After Big Sur, which number?
jchuzi #57463 12/27/20 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by jchuzi
When OS X started, the numbering system began with 10.0, then 10.1, 10.2, etc. Updates were numbered 10.0.1, 10.1.1, 10.2.1, etc. Big Sur started at macOS 11.0 and is now at 11.1 with no number after the final 1. Will the next OS be macOS 12? Something else?

I'm thinking OS 12.x. Big Sur can run through 11.0 through11.99, and even breaking it down further, can run through 11.1.0 through 11.1.99, 11.2.0 through 11.2.99, etc. Howver, V11.2 is alreday in beta testing, and that will be the next release.

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jchuzi #57464 12/27/20 11:37 PM
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If Apple follows the pattern established in all of their other products there will be a series of upDATEs this year; macOS 11.1, 11.2, up to 11.6 or 11.7. Then next September there will be an upGRADE release, macOS 13. I would not be surprised if sometime in the not too distant future iOS, iPadOS, macOS, WatchOS, TvOS, (& AutoOS?) will have the same version number. They are, after all, based on the same code kernel and the upgrade releases are closely synchronized.

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joemikeb #57465 12/28/20 12:27 AM
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Don't you mean macOS 12? I understand superstitions about the number 13 but I have never heard of dodecaphobia! grin


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artie505 #57466 12/28/20 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by artie505
And further to that, why do I sometimes see 10.16?
macOS version numbering isn’t so simple 'splains it.

The app that generated the drop-down in my image, QuickBoot, dates back to 2011 at the latest.


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Re: After Big Sur, which number?
jchuzi #57566 01/14/21 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by jchuzi
Don't you mean macOS 12? I understand superstitions about the number 13 but I have never heard of dodecaphobia! grin
Okay so I skipped from 2020 directly to 2022. The way this one is starting out, I may want to forget it.

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