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macOS (aka OS X, Mac OS X) is the primary operating system for Apple’s Mac computers.

Release Released Service Status Latest
macOS 13 (Ventura) 3 months ago
(24 Oct 2022)
Yes 13.2
(23 Jan 2023)
macOS 12 (Monterey) 1 year and 3 months ago
(25 Oct 2021)
Yes 12.6.3
(23 Jan 2023)
macOS 11 (Big Sur) 2 years ago
(12 Nov 2020)
Yes 11.7.3
(23 Jan 2023)
macOS 10.15 (Catalina) 3 years ago
(07 Oct 2019)
Ended 4 months and 2 weeks ago
(12 Sep 2022)
10.15.7
macOS 10.14 (Mojave) 4 years ago
(24 Sep 2018)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(25 Oct 2021)
10.14.6
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) 5 years ago
(25 Sep 2017)
Ended 2 years ago
(01 Dec 2020)
10.13.6
macOS 10.12 (Sierra) 6 years ago
(20 Sep 2016)
Ended 3 years and 4 months ago
(01 Oct 2019)
10.12.6
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) 7 years ago
(30 Sep 2015)
Ended 4 years ago
(01 Dec 2018)
10.11.6
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) 8 years ago
(16 Oct 2014)
Ended 5 years ago
(01 Aug 2017)
10.10.5
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) 9 years ago
(22 Oct 2013)
Ended 6 years ago
(01 Dec 2016)
10.9.5

Major versions of macOS are released once a year now, and usually maintained for three years. Apple usually provides security updates for the latest 3 releases, but this isn’t consistently applied and some security fixes aren’t available for the non-latest releases.

More information is available on the Apple macOS website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
sw_vers

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/macos.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/macos.ics.

This page was last updated on 24 January 2023. Latest releases are automatically updated.