At Monday's keynote address at WWDC, Apple revealed the next name of its Mac operating system.
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Catalina takes a turn from Apple's last few years of naming patterns. MacOS Mojave began a California geographical feature streak and ended what Apple's senior vice president of software engineering called a "four-year mountain bender." Before the mountain names, Apple was fond of big cats.
"Users will appreciate how they can expand their workspace with Sidecar, enabling new ways of interacting with Mac apps using iPad and Apple Pencil. And with new developer technologies, users will see more great third-party apps arrive on the Mac this fall," Federighi said in a release.
Catalina's beta releases Monday. The public seed goes live in July and it will be available to everyone in the fall.