Mac OS 10.9 will most likely be called 'Lynx'
Kevin William Grant
Published on
December 31, 2020

 Apple has now released 10 versions of OS X. Apple will likely run out of cat operating system names eventually, however, Cupertino appears to have at least one more feline tagged for OS X 10.9.

According to, the next version of Apple's Mac operating system will be known as Lynx. That comes after Kodiak, Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion.

The information derives from a "reliable source" who apparently spoke with someone inside Apple. The person viewed internal papers that suggests the company is finalizing the name of OS X 10.9. However, the source couldn't reveal when Apple will decide on the name or publicly reveal it.

To add credence to the report, Lynx appeared on the list of available names for OS X nearly a decade ago. Back in 2003, Apple trademarked several names for Mac OS including Lynx, Cougar, Leopard and Tiger.

AppleScoop believes Apple may unveil the name for OS X 10.9 at next year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Not much has been unveiled for the next Mac OS version, but Apple is said to be incorporating features from iOS. OS X 10.9 will apparently include voice assistant Siri, as well as Apple Maps support.

Siri could perform voice commands on Macs, and Maps could enable developers to embed maps into their Mac App Store apps. Apple may create a standalone Apple Maps desktop app, as well as integrate maps into the OS.