Apple has left very conclusive evidence in favor of this hypothesis, which is original to say the least.
The next version of your Mac’s operating system may be called… Mammoth. Yes, which means mammoth in English. But then, where does this unusual information come from? From registers all that is more official, Apple having registered this mark with the American organization which is responsible for protecting the intellectual property of companies.
In reality, if we want to be more precise, this is a renewal, the name having already been registered before. Moreover, it is not Apple directly which recovered the rights but a company called “Yosemite Research LLC”. This has already been seen before, during the filing of several other brands related to macOS including “Yosemite” which was the name of its version 10 released in 2014.
Why this nomenclature?
Of course it is impossible to know precisely the motivations of Apple which would have led to choose this name. We know, however, that the firm has had the habit, for a few years, of choosing Californian toponyms for the different versions of macOS. Monterey, the most recent current version , is located on the Pacific coast, for example.
As for “Mammoth”, it would be a reference to the municipality of Mammoth Lakes in Mono County. This hosts a very popular ski resort in the region. Not far away is also Mammoth Mountain, an ever-active volcano that occasionally releases fumaroles and even undergoes a few minor eruptions.
See you in June
Apple usually releases a new edition of macOS every year. This announcement takes place most of the time on the occasion of the Worldwide Developer Conference , an event which, as its name suggests, is intended mainly for creators of third-party apps. This usually takes place in June, so it’s a safe bet that we will only have to wait six months to discover Mammoth.
The list of potential features of this new version, meanwhile, remains unclear. With Monterey, the focus had been on privacy, the Safari browser, and notification management. And you, what are the new options that you would like to see landed in 2022?