- Apr 12, 2001
Apple appears to be moving on from macOS 10 at long last.
In the System Preferences menu in the first developer beta of macOS Big Sur, the software update is listed as version 11.0.
Assuming nothing changes between now and the public release of macOS Big Sur in the fall, this would mark the end of an era for Apple's desktop platform. For nearly two decades, every major release of macOS (previously known as OS X) was an increment of version 10, ranging from OS X 10.0 Cheetah in 2001 to macOS 10.15 Catalina in 2019.
It's worth noting that the beta file for macOS Big Sur lists the software update as 10.16, but it is referred to as 11.0 everywhere else.
Article Link: macOS Big Sur Listed as 'Version 11.0' in System Preferences