Names After Mavericks?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by cambookpro, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors 601



    I'm not very familiar with the west coat (or any of the US, really!) and had never heard of Mavericks until yesterday. I have to say, the name is growing on me after initially not liking it.

    Part of it is the dual meaning (a maverick being a non-conformist, it's like Apple's going back to it's Think Different days!), but the name just flows as well! :p

    I was just wondering what you thought the next version of OS X based on the Cali theme will be?

    I thought maybe OS X Yosemite, OS X Hollywood or OS X Golden Gate. The final version could be OS X Cupertino!

    Just a bit of fun as I count the days to the Mavericks release... :eek:
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Personally I think 10.9 will be the last of the naming convention. They just couldn't come up with a name.

    OS 11.0 will just be OS XI
  3. macrumors 6502

    Why should there be OS XI? Why?! What's wrong on 10.10 ? It's only number, it would be possible to write it as A.A in hexadecimal system, for example.. Apple is using these numbers mainly for developers, as it is much simpler to orient in documentation by number then by cats/US places ... And X in OS X has two meanings:
    1) Reference to UNIX
    2) Mac OS 9 --> Mac OS X ( X is significant difference from arabic numbers - They've wanted to make user think:"That will be something completely new" ).

    ---> Above are reasons why there won't be OS XI in my opinion - And what about iOS, will it be called "iOS I 1" when it reaches version 10 (The same logic as with OS X) :confused: :p

    Tiger had 10.4.11 version - why it wasn't called 10.5.1? That would be the same like with OS X 10.10 --> OS XI 11.0 ..
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    Apple wants to keep the California theme going for the next 10 years. Which is cool IMO, I like the name Mavericks.
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    Michael Goff

    Nah, they said they want a naming scheme to use for OS X for the "next ten years". So they probably won't be moving from OS X for a long time. It'll likely eventually drop the dot numbers and just be OS X and then a name.
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    Mr. Retrofire

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    surf boards
  8. macrumors 6502a

    La Brea, Presidio, Sausalito, Granada, Half Moon, Alcatraz. Alcatraz will be the first version to disallow applications outside of the app store.
  9. macrumors 6502

    The naming scheme is going to be difficult this time around, since it needs to be both inspirational and have a marketable name. Unfortunately many spectacular places in California have Spanish names, which doesn't make sense for people that don't speak the language or live in California. We are already off to a bad start with Mavericks, but I would suggest:

    OS X Imperial
    OS X Sierra
    OS X Trinity
    OS X Yosemite
    OS X Golden Gate
    OS X Pinnacles
    OS X Headwaters
    OS X Sonoran

    Fun Choices:
    OS X YOLO ;) (seriously a county name)
    and if they implement iOS Clown Pants's new look, than OS X Death Valley.
  10. macrumors 68020


    Names after Mavericks?

    "Goose" comes to mind.
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    Staff Member

    Sure they could, but "Maverick Meerkat" didn't fit.
  12. macs4nw, Jun 11, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 12, 2013

    macrumors 68030


    As the X in OSX already signifies 10, I agree they could get rid of the OS# as well as the version number, ie #10.9, as in OSX 10.9.x Mavericks, could become OSX Mavericks.x

    As for names, check this out:


    I'd add Big Sur to that list. Right after OSX Mavericks.x >> OSX Big Sur.x
  13. macrumors 65816

    OSX Compton, Alcatrax, 405 Freeway, LAX, Death Valley, Rehab Centers, Plastic Surgeons, Paparazzi, Kardashians...
  14. macrumors member


    Well is it just me that I don't give a f...iber about the names of the OS's?
  15. macrumors 6502a


    You are not alone.

    However, I hope I'm around for OS X Haight-Ashbury.....
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    I dont either. i don't get why everyone fussed about the name. its just a name :rolleyes:
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    Big Sur?

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    Mark Kozelek would switch to Mac.
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    10 years of top gun names would be hilarious. Probably not very good for apple as a company tho lol.
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    Beach Blanket Bingo.
  21. macrumors 6502

    I know it's silly, but as a native Californian, I'm feeling a small twinge of pride over the new naming convention.
  22. macrumors demi-god


    San Simeon


  23. Ventucky, Jun 14, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013

    macrumors newbie


    New OS X Names

    Tahoe - nod to CA skiing
    Napa - nod to wine country and farming
    Baja - fishing industry and adds a nod to our southern neighbors
    Carlsbad (caverns) - sounds cool and adds a nod to San Diego
    Catalina - Tourism island off So CA coast
    Anaheim - Disney tie in (sounds like a processor name though)
    Redwoods - CA forest country
    Palm Springs - nod to desert
    Palo Alto - obvious reasons
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    Thats what I thought was going to happen in the keynote, must say was a little surprised when this didn't happen :rolleyes:.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Good call.

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