Rumor: Apple’s OS X to be rebranded as MacOS?

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Rumor: Apple’s OS X to be rebranded as MacOS?
A change in the branding would make MacOS in line with its cousins – tvOS, iOS, and watchOS

MANILA, Philippines – Apple is reportedly tweaking the name of its desktop computer operating system (OS) to make it in line with the rest of the company’s operating system offerings.

Apple enthusiast website 9to5 Mac reported Friday, April 15, that the company released a webpage that purportedly referred to OS X as MacOS (or macOS).

The website section made explicit references to its lineup of OS types, including tvOS, iOS, and watchOS. OS X appeared to have been replaced by MacOS, though this was updated later on to refer to OS X instead.

The 9to5 Mac report also said the OS X 10.11.4 framework was found with the “macOS” naming scheme. This mention of MacOS brought up speculation regarding a potential OS X name change.

In its report, TechCrunch added that Phil Schiller, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing, was the first to mention this change in an interview with John Gruber.

Prior to being called OS X, the Mac operating system was called “Mac OS X,” with the company removing the “Mac” reference in 2012. –

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.