Future OS X Names Could Include Sequoia, Mojave, Sonoma and Ventura

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  1. macnerd77 macrumors 6502

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    What are the chances that it will no longer be OS X and will be OS XI? I think that they just might change it to XI. 10.10 just doesn't seem to make sense to me.

    No matter what they name it i want it. :D
     
  2. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Wow.. 2 pages in so far, and not a single reference to the band America and Ventura Highway.

    Damn, I must be getting old. :D

    BL.
     
  3. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    I think the world is more familiar with the lion than it is with random bits of California.
     
  4. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Here you go. Looks like Yosemite!
     

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  5. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    But... but... we've already had Yosemite...
    [​IMG]
    ...where's the innovation in recycling product names, Cook?!?1??!?!
     
  6. Flood123 macrumors 6502a

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    el capitan?
     
  7. jdoll021 macrumors regular

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    I'm actually thinking it could be "El Cap" for El Capitan. It's the large cliff on the northeastern end of Yosemite Valley, which is what looks to be in the banner. The "El Cap" is based on Apple's registered trademark of "El Cap."
     
  8. justperry macrumors G3

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    Oh stop it.

    Moderators, can we please, PLEASE stop these posts, this goes on and on and on.

    10.10 =/=10.1
     
  9. cube macrumors P6

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    They are not numbers. They are strings.
     
  10. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    OS X El Cap. Kind of has a weird ring to it, eh.
     
  11. Flood123 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry if I offended you. It was not my intention. I will edit my post.
     
  12. mbh macrumors 6502

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    You're just mocking us now, aren't you?
     
  13. CFreymarc Suspended

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    OS X Half Dome
     
  14. notrack macrumors 6502

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    Still hoping that they'll finally come up with their own font. Long overdue.
     
  15. justperry macrumors G3

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    You did not offend me, the fact is we get this again and again each time we talk about OS X 10.x.9-10.
    Like those stupid Safari is (cough-cough) snap...., this should also stop, it's becoming a meme.
     
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  17. TsMkLg068426 macrumors 65816

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    Mac OS X 10.10 Dubstep:D Apple going for that hipster look maybe a Twerk video at WWDC.:)
     
  18. jdoll021 macrumors regular

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    Agreed. But it would be in keeping with the odd ball naming they started with "Mavericks." Before OS 10.9, I'd never even heard of Mavericks and I've lived in California my entire life!
     
  19. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    True! Me too, California native here. I actually was thinking about it, and I figured having 2 words as a name would actually be a bit better. Here's why:

    10.5 - Leopard
    10.6 - Snow Leopard
    10.7 - Lion
    10.8 - Mountain Lion
    10.9 - Mavericks
    10.10 - El Cap / Half Dome

    See the pattern here? This, of course, is personal opinion, but every other release of OS X has been a bit better than the preceding version. For example, 10.8 was better than 10.7. It seems that the odd-numbered releases are a bit rougher around the edges, a bit more buggier, while the even releases are typically more stable, more smooth, more refined, IME. So, having 2 words would follow that pattern, and theoretically, 10.10 (let's say, El Cap) would be to 10.9 (Mavericks) as 10.8 (Mountain Lion) was to 10.7 (Lion).

    Not only that, but 10.10 is ALREADY coming across as following Mountain Lion a bit in the very terms of the theme being a mountain! (Yosemite, Half Dome, El Cap, whatever) - think about it. Snow leopards and mountain lions/cougars are usually found in mountainous environments, while leopards and lions are commonly found in flat environments. The environments surrounding the ocean, as well as the Mavericks spot in CA, is flat (sand/beaches) often.

    Yeah, one could argue I'm overthinking this. But I hope my predication comes true, because 10.9 (for me) was buggy, glitchy, and rough around the edges. Just as Lion was, and to a lesser extent, Leopard. Conversely, SL and ML both were near flawless.

    I noticed this pattern a while ago. You could say Tiger (which, again, personal opinion, was very stable) kind of broke the naming pattern, but Tiger was in 2005, and was based on a 2-year release timeline, unlike newer versions of Mac OS X.

     
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  21. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

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    Ventura??????????

    Seriously????????


    (no offense to anyone that lives there... )


    And as a California Central Coast native I can think of "better" choices for inspiration! :p
     
  22. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    10.10 Mavericks and Gooses?
     
  23. jdoll021 macrumors regular

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    You make some interesting points. Apple very well could have been looking to keep within a theme. I'd use the term "refined" though. I'd say that the even numbered OS X releases are the more refined version of their predecessor "odd numbered" releases. Whether the more refined even number and the mountain theme (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, El Cap, etc) are related or not, I couldn't say, but they do seem to want the even numbered releases to be refinements and using some kind of mountain theme.
     
  24. deviant macrumors 65816

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    OS X Compton. Straight outta Compton. Oh, and don’t forget kids, ****** the police!
     
  25. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    apple needs to stop giving us os x update every year...
    they need to give people time to get used to their current...
     

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