Apple renews trademark for 'Mammoth' operating system name

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Apple has reportedly renewed its trademark for the name "Mammoth," potentially hinting at the name's use for a future version of macOS.

Mammoth Lakes in California. Credit: Don B/Unsplash
Mammoth Lakes in California. Credit: Don B/Unsplash


The trademark extension for the use of "Mammoth" in the computer operating system category was granted to shell corporation Yosemite Research LLC on Nov. 16. 9to5Mac first spotted the filing.

As with Apple's other recent operating system updates, "Mammoth" has a California theme. It refers to the Mammoth Lakes area of the Sierra Nevada mountains -- a popular ski resort area.

Yosemite Research LLC has previously trademarked and held names for Apple, including "Yosemite" and "Monterey."

Apparently, "Mammoth" is the last remaining trademark that refers to a California region. That makes it possible that it'll be used for an upcoming macOS update, perhaps in 2022.



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 1,982member
    A lot if us were wondering about the elephant in the room. 
    robabadarkvaderleavingthebiggFileMakerFeller
  • Reply 2 of 8
    The original name of Van Halen.
    darkvader
  • Reply 3 of 8
    So Apple is saying Mac OS is extinct?
    williamlondon
  • Reply 4 of 8
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 1,982member
    darkvader said:
    So Apple is saying Mac OS is extinct?
    That is the problem with Mammoth. It might be named for a location but most peoples think of the creature. This leads to 
    MacOS is going extinct
    MacOS is way too big and heavy
    MacOS is a hairy operating system
    The  jokes write themselves. 
    williamlondondarkvader
  • Reply 5 of 8
    I am still waiting to see what they will do with mammals.org
    https://www.whois.com/whois/mammals.org

    williamlondon
  • Reply 6 of 8
    DAalseth said:
    darkvader said:
    So Apple is saying Mac OS is extinct?
    That is the problem with Mammoth. It might be named for a location but most peoples think of the creature. This leads to 
    MacOS is going extinct
    MacOS is way too big and heavy
    MacOS is a hairy operating system
    The  jokes write themselves. 
    Or the biggest release of macOS ever.
    williamlondonDAalsethRonnyDaddy
  • Reply 7 of 8
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,471member
    Wow, things are getting a bit hairy!
  • Reply 8 of 8
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,471member
    DAalseth said:
    darkvader said:
    So Apple is saying Mac OS is extinct?
    That is the problem with Mammoth. It might be named for a location but most peoples think of the creature. This leads to 
    MacOS is going extinct
    MacOS is way too big and heavy
    MacOS is a hairy operating system
    The  jokes write themselves. 
    I think your post is a bit wooly.
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