Lion Last of the Cats?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by 8CoreWhore, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    I'm thinking that Lion might be the last of the cats. "Lion" is the king of the jungle. How do you top that? Also, I think the rest of the cats are much smaller and less known. It would seem like a let down after Lion.

    So, if this is true, what do you guys think will replace the cats? Even if you think they'll be a few more cats, "Felix", "Garfield", etc :p What will come after cats?

    Something to consider is there's no reason why there has to be ten. OS X doesn't have to end with 10.9. It can go on to 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, and so on. I doubt Apple will want to do away with the all too familiar "X". It has powerful branding now.
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    You could find multiple threads on this topic using Search. But, to save you the time and effort, the answer is: Apple's not telling, thus no one here knows.
  3. Gofre macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2011
    I never took each renaming to be a superior cat each time- I'd much rather be a cheetah than a tiger or leopard =P

    But yeah, we've still got Cougar [Insert MILF joke here]. The aforementioned Liger could also be quite fitting, given Apple's attempts to hybridise OSX and iOS.
  4. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    I don't think so, theres still a bunch of unused names:

    Mac OS X Wild Cat
    Mac OS X Cougar
    Mac OS X Ocelot

    and lets not forget Mac OS X Domestic Cat ;)
  5. aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    Apple trademarked Lynx and Cougar a while ago. So it will most likely be:

    10.8 Lynx
    10.9 Cougar

    Then the move to OS 11.
  6. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2007
    Beach, FL
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    I doubt it. Lynx and cougars certainly don't top a lion. I do believe this is the last version of OS X. That doesn't mean much to me though. I think they'll just rebrand the operating system as OS 11 and hopefully it won't be a desktop version of iOS.
  8. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    I would love to see how apple moves away from osx. I feel like it can last quite a long time as it is right now.
  9. aiqw9182, Feb 24, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011

    aiqw9182 macrumors 65816

    Apr 22, 2010
    Lynx and Cougars don't top Lions?

    A Tiger absolutely destroys a Lion, let alone a Leopard so I don't see your point.
  10. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    Mac OS X 10.8 == Mac OS X Candy Cat
  11. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Mac OS 10.8 will be name Tabby or House Cat. I'm kind of sad Apple didn't code name iOS after different breeds of house cats.
  12. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    They could start using LOLcat names. Mac OS X Monorail Cat :)
  13. v66jack macrumors 6502a


    May 20, 2009
    London, UK
    It wont be Lynx, because you'll get people who confuse it with Linux.
    Maybe Lion is the end of the cats and Steve.

    When a new CEO comes in maybe they will start a new species of animals?

    They could still use Keyboard Cat, he tops any Lion!
  14. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca

    My vote is for Liger, iOS and Mac OS more fully integrated with each other.
  15. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    it doesn't matter if the lion is the "king of the jungle" the big cats will continue until Apple decides to rewrite the Mac from the ground up with Mac OS 11. Will that be the next update? I don't know, but I think apple is gonna be pretty hesitant with changing everything because they have such a good thing with OS X.

    As stated above there are plenty of other big cat names apple can use to extend Mac OS X to 10.13 if need be. That could last over a decade.

    But then again u may be right and apple will create a new hybrid OS of Mac and iOS.
  16. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Yeah, because OS 8 was a complete rewrite from System 7, and OS 9 was a rewrite of 8.

    I highly doubt Apple will rewrite their OS ever. Operating systems have become too complex to start over at this point. Good thing we have such great foundations to build on already.
  17. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
  18. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    good point, i spoke out of turn. not a complete rewrite necessarily but with some fundamental differences, not incremental upgrades
  19. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    No way.

    It'll be OS X Domestic Short Hair and OS X Domestic Long Hair.
  20. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    Theree will be sea lion, which will be the transition to fish or other sea life. :)
  21. gpcovenant macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2010
    that is just killing me. make it so steve
  22. MacDawg macrumors P6


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
  23. Steve Ballmer macrumors 6502

    Steve Ballmer

    Oct 2, 2009
    Redmond, WA
    Not to mention Mac OS X wasn't even a complete rewrite, either. It began mostly as NeXTstep with a Mac-like GUI. It was totally different from System 9, though.
  24. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Then a Tion.

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