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concerns with the uploaded logo design. You can help Logopedia by publishing it here. System 1/5 1984– 1996 The Happy Mac icon was the normal bootup screen of the Macintosh, it was also utilized on floppies of System software applications. 1988– 1995 System 6 1988– 1991

System 7 1991– 2001

Mac OS 1995–

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“154”data-src=”″/ > Boxart logo Mac OS 9 1999– 2002 Mac OS X 2001– 2006 A better version of this logo design is required, due to the photo quality, mistakes or other problems with the uploaded logo. You can assist Logopedia by publishing it here. Cheetah, Puma 2001– 2005 This logo was utilized for the Mac OS X v10.0, code-named “Cheetah”, and v10.1, code-named “Puma”. These variations were preceded by the Mac OS X Public Beta, code-named

“Kodiak”. This variation was produced software developers to be able

to create their software so it was prepared for the release of v10.0. Cheetah and Puma were the very first major releases of the os and were branded with a thin, light blue “X” representing the brand name. Following v10.0 and v10.1, Mac OS X v10.2 was released with a rebranded logo, regardless of this logo still staying as the structure of the next logo and in some parts of the user interface, including the about screen and others. Keep in mind: Each period for each Mac OS X Version starts with the year the OS was released and

ends with the year of completion of its assistance. This uses to OS X and macOS too. Jaguar 2002– 2006 In 2002, Mac OS X v10.2, code-named”Jaguar”, was released with a brand name brand-new logo design. The logo design was an”X”that had a jaguar print rather of the previous blue”X”. This was

the very first release of Mac OS X in which the OS was really marketed utilizing the code word, Jaguar. Following v10.2, Mac OS X Panther was launched in 2003. 2003-2006 A much better variation of this logo is required, due to the photo quality, errors or other concerns with the uploaded logo. You can assist Logopedia by uploading it here. The factor is noted here: too small Panther 2003– 2007 Mac OS X Panther was released in October 2003, with the logo redesigned into a thick, gray”X”. Panther was followed by Tiger in late April of 2005. Tiger 2005– 2009 < img alt ="Installer icon" src="image/gif; base64, R0lGODlhAQABAIABAAAAAP/// yH5BAEAAAEALAAAAAABAAEAQAICTAEAOw %3D%3D

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Mac OS X Tiger was launched on

April 29, 2005, with the “X”transformed into a metal, intense “X”.

The os included numerous new functions and became the best-selling system in contrast to its predecessors. In 2007, Leopard was released to follow Tiger. Leopard, Snow Leopard 2007– 2011, 2009– 2014OS X-Logo. svg Leopard installer icon Snow Leopard installer icon On October 26, 2007, Mac OS X Leopard was launched. The logo design was upgraded into a glistening, black “X”. The Leopard system likewise brought a significant redesign to the user interface

itself. Following Leopard,

Mac OS X Snow Leopard was launched in 2009. There were no changes made to the logo, especially when setting up OS X Lion (2011)or Mountain Lion(2012), until the release of OS X Mavericks in 2013. The main factor for this is that Snow Leopard was meant to be a refined and more efficient variation of Leopard instead of a total redesign of the system’s interface or functions. Snow Leopard is still being sold on the Apple website but is not advised to use due to security vulnerabilities. Lion 2011– 2014 Mac OS X Lion was launched in 2011, with the traditional” X”being abandoned in this release. The logo design was instead changed with a circle containing a picture of a lion. Lion was meant to be only readily available from the Mac App Store, unlike previous operating systems. Following Lion, Mountain Lion was released just a year later. Lion is still available on

Apple’s website. OS X 2012– 2016 Mountain Lion 2012– 2015 OS X Mountain Lion was launched in 2012, with a simple change from the previous logo design. The lion in the previous logo was changed with a mountain lion. The system was called”Mountain Lion”to symbolize its purpose as a refinement from Lion. In addition to that, Mountain Lion was also made to allow much better synchronization in between iOS gadgets and OS X. Mountain Lion is prospered by 10.9 Mavericks which followed a year later on. Mountain Lion remains offered on Apple’s online store for purchase.


2013– 2016

OS X Title-2. png A much better variation of this logo design is needed, due to the photo quality, inaccuracies or other issues with the uploaded logo design. You can assist Logopedia by uploading it here. OS X 10.9 Mavericks was announced at WWDC 2013 with the X returning in this version along with the green and blue tsunami wave inside it, and new features are offered in this version. This was the very first os in the OS X family to

stop naming after cats and begin naming after landmarks in California. It

was launched later on that year. Yosemite 2014

— 2017 OS X 10.10 Yosemite was first exposed at the annual WWDC on June 2, 2014. This release saw yet another major redesign to the OS’ interface because Lion in 2011, embracing the flat look since iOS 7, which ever since became the standard for all future revisions to the OS family. It finally came out on October 16, 2014. Yosemite is still readily available on Apple’s website for older Macs.

El Capitan

2015– 2018

OS X 10.11 El Capitan was announced at WWDC 2015. The X ended up being thinner. This variation was discontinued in late 2018. However, it is still available on Apple’s website for older Macs.


2016– present

Sierra 2016– 2019 As part of WWDC 2016, OS X exposed a name modification to macOS, hence making a throwback to the very same name used in the Classic period from versions 7.5.1-9.2.2(1995-2002). The factor behind this was to make the name “a lot cleaner and so far more stylish “[

1] This name took complete result when Apple’s newest variation of macOS, Sierra came out in September 2016. Sierra is still available on Apple’s site for older Macs. 2017– present

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Generic installer icon, utilized in some macOS Installers( example: designer betas)Include a photo to this gallery High Sierra 2017– present High Sierra is still offered on the Mac App Shop. Mojave 2018– present Mojave is still offered on the Mac App Shop. Catalina 2019– present Catalina is still readily available on the Mac App Store. Huge Sur 2020– present Huge Sur was exposed at WWDC 2020 and marks the transition from Intel-x86 chips to Apple Silicon ARM-based chips. In Addition, Huge Sur is officially macOS version 11.0, making it the first time macOS has altered its version number because Mac OS X”Cheetah”in 2001. Huge Sur is readily available on the Mac App Store. Recommendations