Apple macOS

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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 14 (Sonoma) 5 months ago
(26 Sep 2023)
Yes 14.3.1
(08 Feb 2024)
macOS 13 (Ventura) 1 year and 4 months ago
(24 Oct 2022)
Yes 13.6.4
(22 Jan 2024)
macOS 12 (Monterey) 2 years and 4 months ago
(25 Oct 2021)
Yes 12.7.3
(22 Jan 2024)
macOS 11 (Big Sur) 3 years ago
(12 Nov 2020)
Ended 5 months ago
(26 Sep 2023)
11.7.10
(11 Sep 2023)
macOS 10.15 (Catalina) 4 years ago
(07 Oct 2019)
Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(12 Sep 2022)
10.15.7
(24 Sep 2020)
macOS 10.14 (Mojave) 5 years ago
(24 Sep 2018)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(25 Oct 2021)
10.14.6
(22 Jul 2019)
macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) 6 years ago
(25 Sep 2017)
Ended 3 years ago
(01 Dec 2020)
10.13.6
(09 Jul 2018)
macOS 10.12 (Sierra) 7 years ago
(20 Sep 2016)
Ended 4 years ago
(01 Oct 2019)
10.12.6
(19 Jul 2017)
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) 8 years ago
(30 Sep 2015)
Ended 5 years ago
(01 Dec 2018)
10.11.6
(18 Jul 2016)
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) 9 years ago
(16 Oct 2014)
Ended 6 years ago
(01 Aug 2017)
10.10.5
(13 Aug 2015)
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) 10 years ago
(22 Oct 2013)
Ended 7 years ago
(01 Dec 2016)
10.9.5
(17 Sep 2014)

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.