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Old May 1, 2014, 10:23 AM   #1
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Apple's WWDC 2014 to Focus on OS X 10.10 as Apple Pulls Resources from iOS 8 to Help




According to 9to5Mac, Apple may use WWDC 2014 to focus on OS X 10.10, giving the desktop OS more attention than iOS 8 during the annual developer conference. Apple allegedly has been moving iOS user interface developers to the OS X teams in order to finish up the new design in time for early June conference.

As has been previously reported, Apple is not merging the two operating systems, opting to keep iOS and OS X as separate entities, but the next version of OS X may share similar design elements with iOS 7.
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The new look will have similar toggle designs to iOS 7, sharper window corners, more defined icons across the system, and more white space than the current version. However, OS X characteristics like the Finder, multi-window multitasking, and Mission Control will not disappear in favor of a more iOS-like experience.
Apple is targeting the desktop OS for release in the fall along with new hardware that will ship with this latest OS X version. Though the internal development codename of OS X 10.10 is "Syrah," the shipping name is still unclear, with Apple apparently securing trademarks for popular California locations that would match the new theme started with "Mavericks."

On the iOS 8 side of development, Apple is allegedly pushing some features of iOS 8 off to version 8.1 as the company focuses intently on its next version of OS X. Though Apple may present most of the new features of iOS 8 at WWDC next month, some notable additions such as transit functionality in Maps may not be available until later versions of iOS 8.

iCloud will reportedly see some significant changes in the coming year with improvements on the developer side that make it easier to implement support for the service. Siri may also see Shazam integration, allowing users to identify a song using the voice assistant. Lastly, iOS 8 is reportedly being optimized for Apple's upcoming A8 processor and the rumored larger display of the iPhone 6.
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The new iPhone's larger display, as well as a "high-priority" iOS device that is not an iPhone, also lends itself to another core iOS 8 addition. The feature, dubbed by Apple employees as "multi-resolution support," is designed to improve the performance of both App Store applications and the general iOS operating system across multiple new iOS device resolutions.
Apple TV is also now a priority for Apple, with the company rumored to be bringing in hardware and software engineering resources from within the company to work on the next generation device. Apple may be concurrently developing new hardware as well as a revamped iOS-based software system to power the device. Apple had hoped to introduce the hardware in early 2014, but the product's debut has been pushed off. It is, however, unclear whether a new Apple TV will make its way into the WWDC keynote.

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Old May 1, 2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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Looking forward to the OS X redesign, nice that it'll get centre stage after being out of the spotlight for iOS for many years
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:25 AM   #3
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Finally Apple is giving OS X some attention.
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:25 AM   #4
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The other way around from last year then
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Hope iOS 8 has quick reply...
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iOS8 needs multi user support on iPad.
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:26 AM   #7
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Apple pulling resources from iOS to OS X? *gasp*

In all seriousness, pretty much everyone assumed this was coming. iOS pulled people from OS X, so it only makes sense this is the year for OS X.

Here's to hoping they name it OS X Compton
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:27 AM   #8
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this feels like when the iphone 5 launched, where Apple focus more on the OS X,
it's the "tick" phase for iOS this year then.
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:27 AM   #9
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Bad move IMO if iOS 8 isn't near completion. What is more important to the bottom line and mind share, iOS or OS X?
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:28 AM   #10
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Dear Apple,

Buy Flux and implement it into both OS X and iOS. Your customers' eyes will be very appreciative.
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:28 AM   #11
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It's nice for OS X to get some attention but I'd rather have the many bugs in Mavericks fixed before OS X gets a cosmetic overhaul.

With Mavericks still problematic after over six months one can only wonder how long it will take to get 10.10 working reliably.

I also feel badly for developers. 10.10 is probably going to make for a lot of needless work.
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:29 AM   #12
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Bad move IMO if iOS 8 isn't near completion. What is more important to the bottom line and mind share, iOS or OS X?
And who's going to write all the cool software for iOS if developers start drifting away from the Mac?
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:29 AM   #13
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I need 2 things to make me very satisfied with my current Apple products:

1) A more seamless integration between iOS and OS X. I feel that iCloud is still a little "clunky" in OS X. Also, make things a bit more organized in iTunes as I currently feel that syncing my iPhone is more difficult than it was before the new iTunes.

2) An Apple TV that has an App Store. If they could make it a bit smaller I'd buy one for my bedroom, one for my living room, and another for when I travel. IDK why they couldn't make it smaller, it basically needs to be an iPhone without a screen and battery.
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Oh good god I hope they don't follow the design patterns of iOS 7 in OSX, I really hate this "flat" phase people seem to be going through
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:30 AM   #15
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iOS8 needs multi user support on iPad.
But then your family will only buy one iPad?
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Incredibly nice to hear rolls are reversed for the first time and OS X is actually getting more priority.
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I'm glad. I actually get more excited for OSX updates than iOS. I just hope this update is more than just superficial UI
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Old May 1, 2014, 10:33 AM   #18
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I would support a 'flat' OSX.

But then again, I like iOS 7.
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Very pleased to hear iOS taking the back seat for a change.

I like my iPhone & iPad, but I love my Macs!
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Looking forward to the announcements! The month wait countdown has begun! I am sure the rumors, leaks and what have you will be pretty steady all month long leading up to WWDC.
The anticipation will suck. Then they will finally have the announcement putting all the rumors to rest. Then I'll come back here for the oooohhh's and ahhh's, the the disappointments and the WTF! Apple arguments and complaints. etc. etc.
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Finally some attention for OS X :P Should be a good WWDC this year.
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Oh good god I hope they don't follow the design patterns of iOS 7 in OSX, I really hate this "flat" phase people seem to be going through
They more than likely will follow a design queue from iOS 7. But that doesn't mean it will be all flat. OS X Lion took queue's from iOS but didn't look exactly like it. They will merge the look of iOS 7 more than likely with iCal, Messages, Notification Center, Game Center, etc.

I wouldn't panic or worry just yet. Although the flat design has grown a lot on me and I don't think I would be overly opposed to the idea of having a flatter OS design language similar to iOS 7.
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I'd love some UI redesigns on OS X, but please don't add too much white space though. Using iPhone and iPad at night is already straining my eyes enough.

On the iOS side, I hope we get more than a couple of (non-gimmick) new features, seeing as last year version was all about the redesign. The rumoured healthbook app sounds useless to me, and Maps will take years to be useable in city outside the US. If truth be told, iOS 7.1 is running almost perfectly for me. Better battery life optimisation is all I need
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An Apple TV that has an App Store. If they could make it a bit smaller I'd buy one for my bedroom, one for my living room, and another for when I travel. IDK why they couldn't make it smaller, it basically needs to be an iPhone without a screen and battery.
You think the AppleTV is too big? How do you propose to do that, considering the power supply is built-in? If you want to compare the size to an iPhone, don't forget to include a power adapter.

The size of the AppleTV is fine as it is, IMHO.
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The only way I get excited for 10.10 is if the new design is a unified design. I'm not talking about 50% new, or patching things here and there. I'm talking about a unified design which spans across the OS and Apple's apps.
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