Apple has been granted an extension on the “Mammoth” trademark which is classified as a computer operating software. Therefore, it is assumed that Apple’s upcoming macOS 13 version will be called Mammoth in 2022. Since 2013 the names of macOS updates are inspired by natural landmarks in California:
- OSX 10.9 Mavericks (2013) – a surfing location in northern California
- OS X 10.10 Yosemite (2014) – National Park in the central Sierra Nevada of California
- OS X 10.11 El Capitan (2015) – granite rock formation in Yosemite National Park, east-central California
- macOS 10.12 Sierra (2016) – mountain range between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin
- macOS 10.13 High Sierra (2017)
- macOS 10.14 Mojave (2018) – named after the desert in southeastern California
- macOS 10.15 Catalina (2019) – named after a rocky island off the coast of Southern California
- macOS 11 Big Sur (2020) – named after the mountainous section of the Central Coast of California
- macOS 12 Monterey (2021) – named after city in California
macOS 13 to be named after Mammoth lakes and mountain in California
After abandoning the wild cats’ names for macOS: cheetah, puma, jaguar, panther, tiger, leopard, snow leopard, lion, and mountain lion (in chronological order), Apple choose the names of natural landscapes and sites in the state where it headquartered and will continue to do it for the next macOS 13 update as well. Located in the eastern Sierra Mountains in California, Mammoth Lake is a town known for the Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain ski areas and nearby trails.
Although the trademark filing does not mention Apple’s name, 9to5Mac found that the trademark is filled by the tech giant’s shell companies which are represented by the same lawyer who had previously filled trademarks for Apple.
Other names have also caught our attention, and we found three trademark filings made by the Company Coast Research LLC, also domiciled in “1209 Orange Street Wilmington” and managed by the Corporation Trust Company.The three deposits Coast Research LLC were made exactly the same day as Yosemite Research LLC, and there are also places on California and Class 9 of the Nice Classification. We already know all the names of California and Pacific, and Big Sur means a large part of the California coast. We also discovered that Stephen Brown, a lawyer who has filed the brand is none other than the lawyer who had filed in 2009 for Apple iGuide the brand .Interesting coincidence!
It must be noted the trademark was filed in 2013 and this is its 5th extension, so it is likely that Apple might save for future updates if not the next one, macOS 13.