App Store guidelines reveal ‘macOS’ rebranding

Apple’s latest App Store guidelines again hint at the impending rebranding of OS X to “macOS.” The change is expected to become official at WWDC next week, but Apple has already updated its FAQ to remove all traces of the name.

The potential rebranding of OS X has been in the rumor mill for many months, but it became more than just a rumor back in March, when it was discovered that source code for the OS X 10.11.4 update contained references to “macOS.”

Since then, the macOS name has also been spotted on Apple’s website — and now in its latest App Store guidelines, which were published earlier this week. Apple quickly fixed the mishap, but not before it made its way around social media.


It makes sense to use the macOS name now, which works better alongside iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Although these slip-ups don’t really confirm anything, then, it looks incredibly likely that Apple will announce this change at WWDC.

Apple’s keynote kicks off at 10 a.m. PT on Monday, June 13, and you’ll be able to watch the whole thing live.

Via: 9to5Mac