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macOS product description

Automate product release and end-of-life managementmacOS (previously OS X and originally Mac OS X) is a Unix operating system developed and marketed by Apple Inc. since 2001. It is the primary operating system for Apple"s Mac computers.
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Figure: Release, patch and end-of-life cycle of product macOS (Apple)
 

macOS release strategy

The major versions of macOS are now released once a year and are usually maintained for three years. Apple usually provides security updates for the latest 3 versions, but this is not guaranteed and some security fixes are not available for the non-latest versions.

macOS properties & statistics

Product
macOS
Vendor
Apple
Latest version
14.5
Number of releases
5
Number of versions
55
Number of unstable versions
0
Number of versions affected by CVE
49
Licence
Commercial
Last verification date
2024-05-23
 

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