Apple's Macintosh operating systems have been known for their user performance ever since their launch. With every newer version, the tech giant has come up with new features. Its latest OS, Big Sur, was just recently announced along with the launch of the iPhone 12 and other Apple products that will now run exclively on Apple's very own M1 silicon chips.
Every macOS had something to bring to the table. And this does not only include the user interface or the design, so to say. But rather the things and flow of the operating system happening behind the scenes. For instance, one of the biggest updates ever in the Mac OS lineup was the release of iCloud in 2011, which came with the Mountain Lion MacOS.
The iCloud was one of the most major updates to have come from Apple. Although Apple wasn't the first online storage service, it was an exclusive update announced by Steve Jobs back in 2011. And even before that, AppleLink was there. Other updates that can be termed as Apple inclusive are 'Siri' and the very popular 'split' view.
Apple's macOS names have mostly revolved around animals, with its very first one known as 'Cheetah'. With the recent 2020 Big Sur macOS update, Apple has also outgrown itself to include and integrate apps run on the iOS. Have a look at the infographic below to follow Apple's journey of the evolution of the macOS.
Infographic by SetApp via Reddit