While the next version of macOS won’t be unveiled until at least WWDC 2017, blogger Pike’s Universum has discovered what appears to be the first signs of macOS 10.13.
While there’s no hints as to what the new operating system will be, the URL shown above clearly shows “10.13” as part of the URL, which originates from Apple.
It’s not surprising to see such data as Apple engineers begin to work on and installing the operating system on their test devices. The naming for the operating system has been pretty quiet as well. However, just like the iPhone, this sort of information is kept under wraps pretty well and it’ll be difficult to figure out.
Back in 2014, Apple trademarked a laundry list of names that could be potentially used for future versions of macOS. The ones that haven’t been used yet are: Redwood, Mammoth, California, Big Sur, Pacific, Diablo, Miramar, Rincon, Redtail, Condor, Grizzly, Farallon, Tiburon, Monterey, Skyline, Shasta, Mojave, Sequoia, Ventura, and Sonoma. An entirely different name isn’t out of the question, either.
If history is any indication, Apple will seed macOS 10.13 to developers in early June, followed by a full public release in October. Public beta testers will likely get access later in the summer as well.