Rumour: Mac OS X set for a huge update next month
Apple has big plans for OS X, according to a new report – and we’re going to learn much more about them at next month Worldwide Developers Conference.
9to5Mac claims that WWDC will see the unveiling of a revamped Mac operating system, with the jump from the current OS X Mavericks to OS X Syrah (as it’s reportedly codenamed) being similar to that of iOS 6 to iOS 7.
A major overhaul
The report calls it an “end-to-end” redesign, with some features inspired by iOS 7: similar toggle designs, sharper window corners, more white space, “more defined icons across the system”. However, it says that Apple isn’t ready to ditch OS X staples like Finder, Mission Control and multi-window multitasking just yet, so OS X will remain distinct from its mobile counterpart.
The codename “Syrah” comes from a Californian wine, by the way. The trend of nods towards Apple’s home state began with OS X Mavericks, and will reportedly continue with new versions of the desktop OS for the foreseeable future: other terms for California landmarks like Diablo, Mammoth and Yosemite have been trademarked by the company, and it’s possible that one of these could end up being the final name for Mac OS 10.10. All will doubtless be revealed at WWDC, which begins on 2nd June.