Apple's WWDC 2014 to Focus on OS X 10.10 as Apple Pulls Resources from iOS 8 to Help

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.
    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.
    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.

    Article Link: Apple's WWDC 2014 to Focus on OS X 10.10 as Apple Pulls Resources from iOS 8 to Help
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    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 ;)
  3. skaertus macrumors 68030


    Feb 23, 2009
  4. iPhone7s macrumors member

    Mar 6, 2014
  5. jredecop macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2009
  6. dmelgar macrumors 68000

    Apr 29, 2005
  7. AppleGuesser macrumors regular


    May 1, 2012
    Macon, GA
    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 :D:apple:
  8. Tankmaze macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    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.
  9. William Gates macrumors 6502

    William Gates

    Oct 26, 2007
    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?
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Dear Apple,

    Buy Flux and implement it into both OS X and iOS. Your customers' eyes will be very appreciative.
  11. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    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.
  12. scottishwildcat macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    And who's going to write all the cool software for iOS if developers start drifting away from the Mac?
  13. monaarts macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2010
    Kennesaw, GA
    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.
  14. Notafanboyyet macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2013
    Bexley, London, England
    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
  15. djplaxe2109 macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2013
    But then your family will only buy one iPad? :D
  16. n-evo macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2013
    Incredibly nice to hear rolls are reversed for the first time and OS X is actually getting more priority.
  17. Traverse macrumors 604


    Mar 11, 2013
    I'm glad. I actually get more excited for OSX updates than iOS. I just hope this update is more than just superficial UI
  18. sshambles macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2005
    I would support a 'flat' OSX.

    But then again, I like iOS 7. :apple:
  19. Lone Deranger macrumors 65816

    Lone Deranger

    Apr 23, 2006
    Tokyo, Japan
    Very pleased to hear iOS taking the back seat for a change.

    I like my iPhone & iPad, but I love my Macs!
  20. Godzilla71, May 1, 2014
    Last edited: May 1, 2014

    Godzilla71 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2009
    WA state
    Looking forward to the announcements! The month wait countdown has begun! :eek: I am sure the rumors, leaks and what have you will be pretty steady all month long leading up to WWDC. :D
    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. ;) :p
  21. MagicHAM macrumors regular


    Sep 2, 2013
    Finally some attention for OS X :p Should be a good WWDC this year. :)
  22. AppleGuesser macrumors regular


    May 1, 2012
    Macon, GA
    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.
  23. sethlution macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2011
    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. :eek:

    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 :D
  24. Yvan256 macrumors 601

    Jul 5, 2004
    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.
  25. furi0usbee macrumors 68000


    Jul 11, 2008
    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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