macOS 12 could be called Mammoth or Monterey

The rumor: The naming for the next version of macOS may have been discovered in recent trademark filings by 9to5Mac (78.5% accurate, source).

  • Two trademarks renewed within the last year point to “Mammoth” and “Monterey” as the most likely names for this year’s macOS 12 update
  • 2020’s macOS Big Sur was the most significant update in years with an all-new design, Control Center and more

Our take: Both of these are solid names: we’ll find out the winner (and gravity of this year’s update) in just under a week.