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macOS Monterey (version 12) is the eighteenth major release of macOS, Apple's desktop operating system for Macintosh computers. The successor to macOS Big Sur, it was announced at WWDC 2021 on June 7, 2021, and released on October 25, 2021. macOS Monterey was succeeded by macOS Ventura, which was released on October 24, 2022.
|Version of the macOS operating system|
|Source model||Closed, with open source components|
|October 25, 2021|
|Latest release||12.6.3 (21G419) (January 23, 2023 ) [±]|
|Update method||Software Update|
|Kernel type||Hybrid (XNU)|
|License||Proprietary software with open-source components and content licensed with APSL|
|Preceded by||macOS Big Sur|
|Succeeded by||macOS Ventura|
|Official website||www.apple.com/macos/monterey/ at the Wayback Machine (archived October 17, 2022)|
|Tagline||High powered meets "Hi everyone."|
|Supported with security updates|
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The operating system is named after Monterey Bay, continuing the trend of releases named after California locations since 2013's 10.9 Mavericks.