Alleged OS X 10.10 with Control Center, Visual Tweaks, and More Shown in Blurry Photos [Updated]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier today, a thread appeared on the Reddit Mac community claiming to share a set of four blurry photos of OS X 10.10. The poster, using a throwaway account, claimed to have taken the photos himself at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, but did not offer any further details on how he was able to gain access to a system running the next-generation operating system.

    In researching the potential legitimacy of the images, we have been provided with some additional pieces of information that begin to paint a rather interesting picture pointing to an individual who may indeed have had such access. While we can't say for sure that these images are genuine, the evidence we have seen privately is enough for us to consider it a distinct possibility.

    Assuming the photos are legitimate, they reveal a number of changes in both the look and feel of the operating system, as has been rumored for OS X 10.10. Among the biggest additions is a Control Center very similar to that seen on iOS. In this case, the translucent pane slides out from the left side of the screen and offers quick access to a number of features, including "About This Mac" and System Preferences at the very top, followed by what appear to be buttons for an Airplane Mode and the existing Do Not Disturb feature currently accessible through Notification Center.

    [Photos removed at the request of the original poster]

    Below those are buttons with drop down menu functionality for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth along with a screen brightness slider, followed by audio controls that include the ability to display album art. The next section includes a volume slider, as well as AirDrop and AirPlay buttons. At the very bottom of the pane is a set of four buttons that appear to be for system sleep, log out, restart, and shutdown.

    A second photo shows Notification Center sliding in from the right side of the screen, appearing very similar to the "Today" view on Notification Center for iOS. The screenshot shows a large date at the top, a timeline Calendar view, a section for Weather information, and a Stocks section.

    [Photos removed at the request of the original poster]

    Two other photos show a bit of Safari, with a blank page resembling the iPad version of Apple's browser with large buttons for bookmarks and frequently visited sites. Toolbar buttons in Safari are somewhat flatter than on OS X Mavericks, while one of the photos shows what appears to be a floating systemwide search box with integrated Quick Look functionality.

    [Photos removed at the request of the original poster]

    Visible in all four photos is the Dock, which does away with the current "shelf" motif in favor of a translucent strip as on iOS. The vast majority of the app icons appear unchanged, with the most obvious exception being the Finder icon, which does away with the current background but keeps the iconic double face line drawing.

    [Photos removed at the request of the original poster]

    Based on dates shown in the images, the photos were taken on March 24. As a result, there may have been substantial changes since that time, perhaps including new icons for the various Mac apps as they have moved through the redesign process.

    OS X 10.10 will be officially unveiled at the keynote for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off in less than twelve hours. A banner for the next-generation OS X is hanging in the lobby of the Moscone Center, and appears to show a Yosemite-themed image, perhaps revealing the name for the new operating system.

    Apple is offering a live video stream of the keynote, and we'll have live text and photo updates here on MacRumors, as well as live Twitter updates on @MacRumorsLive.

    Article Link: Alleged OS X 10.10 with Control Center, Visual Tweaks, and More Shown in Blurry Photos [Updated]
  2. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  3. Arkious macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
  4. xFerrr macrumors member


    Jun 2, 2011
    that dock on bottom... reminds me windows 7/8... :(
  5. mangomind, Jun 1, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2014

    mangomind macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012
    The removed photos:





    Blurry photos. This is real.
  6. stuffradio macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
  7. mad3inch1na macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2013
  8. Screwtape macrumors regular

    May 10, 2009
    The application on the dock at the far right (aardvark logo) is Apple's internal issue tracking software called "Radar." I think that should confirm the images as real.
  9. Señor macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2013
    United States
    Blurry photos - check!
    Announcement in hours - check!
    MacRumors posting anything they can find - check!

    It's legitimate, everyone!
  10. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
  11. FX4568 macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2010
    Wow I am not appalled by that Safari browser.
  12. Vinamra macrumors regular


    Nov 21, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Wohoo! Here we go! :D

    I hereby declare the season of valid leaks and blurred but accurate images, open! Rejoice! :D
  13. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    Has OS X 10.10 but doesn't know how to take screenshots lol
  14. pancakedrawer macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    The dock looks similar to the current dock when mounted on the side of the screen as opposed to the bottom. Makes sense to unify the look.

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  15. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2008
    Didn't expect to see this tonight. Looking forward to tomorrow morning! :)
  16. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
  17. AppleFan115 macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2012
    That picture is blurry as hell and shows an ugly looking dock just like iOS 7's dock. It's real people. It's real. Jony strikes again!!
  18. mohdamerul macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2012
    Kuala Lumpur
  19. ErikGrim macrumors 68040


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    You’d think even the least competent spy would be able to take non-blurry photos these days.

    Also changes shown are disappointingly mundane: still massive drop shadows for windows. Even at this supposed stage two months ago, if real, I think people who expect a more radical change tomorrow will be disappointed.

    Still Lucida Grande‽
  20. mangomind macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2012

  21. tigertazz macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2009
    Why leak it now? If they had had access to the project would they not have leaked it earlier?
    Saying that it does make sense, with the iOS team supposedly supporting osx team some of the design influences are bound to rub off
  22. Prof. macrumors 601


    Aug 17, 2007
    Flat design!!!!! :D :D :D

    Mac OS X Yosemite - Coming This Fall*

    *November 30th
  23. HappyDude20 macrumors 68030


    Jul 13, 2008
    Los Angeles, Ca
  24. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Considering the date is March 24th, they probably just didn't have the photo they wanted to use yet.

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