iOS X in 2016?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SatyMahajan, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. SatyMahajan macrumors regular

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    Hi all. I had this interesting thought and wanted to share with you. Assuming Apple continues along the current OS release timing (iOS every year, OS X every other):

    2011 - OS X 10.7, iOS 5
    2012 - iOS 6
    2013 - OS X 10.8, iOS 7
    2014 - iOS 8
    2015 - OS X 10.9, iOS 9
    2016 - iOS X (i.e. OS X and iOS unified???)
     
  2. oakie macrumors 6502

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    highly doubt it, unless there's a huge shift in how PCs are used over that span of time. of course you'll see feature creep as new tech will benefit the other platform, but the needs of the PC user are quite different than that of the smartphone user.

    there are a lot of us who actually use our PCs for more than just surfing the interwebs and email.
     
  3. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    many people feel that Lion will be the last iteration of OS X, and they'll move on to OS XI after that...I mean, where do you move from Lion when it comes to jungle cats? Lion is king...it would feel like a step backward to come out with another cat named OS after that
     
  4. mjaco002 macrumors member

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    Well how about "Saber-Tooth"

    It sounds like the beginning of CATs Family
     
  5. Mr. Incredible macrumors 6502a

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    They should start doing Bears.

    Brown Bear
    Grizzly Bear
    Black Bear
    Polar Bear
    etc.
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    A lion isn't a jungle cat...
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I highly doubt we will ever see OS 10.9.x, we may not even see 10.8.x.
     
  8. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    lion is king, after that it will probably be OS XI
     
  9. ianham macrumors member

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    World's ending in 2012, so I don't know what you're talking about.
     
  10. iphonetoday macrumors regular

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    2012 ???? sure

    milllion business runner put money in next 30 yrs for future ,

    no one know yet end of the world ....
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Were any of those actual sentences?
     
  12. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    Actually, that might happen if we see hints of Mac OS X 10.8, but they might end 10 and go to 11 because the Lion is supposed to be the king of cats, so we'll see.
    iOS and Mac OS X won't be unified, but they will come fairly close.
     
  13. Sixtafoua macrumors 6502

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    2018: Apple OS XIII 13.0 Tornado
    2020: Apple OS XIII 13.1 Hurricane
    2022: Apple OS XIII 13.2 Drought
    2023: Apple OS XIII 13.3 Tsunami
    2025: Apple OS XIII 13.4 Flood
    2027: Apple OS XIII 13.5 Cyclone
    2028: Apple OS XIII 13.6 Earthquake

    Apple OS 13: the OS series of bad luck. ;)
     
  14. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Considering some of the events that have happened over the last year that's really not funny and almost in bad test.
     
  15. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    2030: Apple OS XIII 13.7 Vista
     
  16. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    So I'm guessing Polar Bear would be to Black Bear what Snow Leopard was to Leopard? Heh
     
  17. 42streetsdown macrumors 6502a

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    There will always be two different markets, and two different uses for the two OS
     
  18. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Would be cool if they named Mac OS after constellations.

    Mac OS Orion :cool:
     
  19. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    I we really going to start that debate again? Someone suggests "Ocelot" or "Liger" in 3...2...1...

    I do believe iOS and OS X will merge eventually but we'll see.

    I like that idea too :)
     
  20. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Either a merge or a way to run both on a single device. Mac OS Siamese. :)
     
  21. Turbojacket macrumors newbie

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    I second naming them after the constellations. They already have the cosmic look to the OS X lineup established. Although in my developer preview of Lion, there were no such looking backgrounds. Anyway, this would lend them to COUNTLESS names. There would be no hierarchy, as in some folks are saying that Lion is king and there will be nothing better. I tend to think this is the last iteration of OS X. I think we won't see OS XI in two years though. I think Apple will ride out Lion for a while, the same way they are riding out the iPhone 4. Usually there is a new iPhone every year, but now we are seeing them wait until Fall for the iPhone 5. So the rumors say. Nothing was announced in WWDC this year about the 5. Makes me believe it's true. I think Apple will start to wait longer to do major updates/upgrades. It makes no sense to rush though all you R&D. Not to mention buying a new Apple product every year to replace your "old" one is a bitch. I just replaced my 2006 iMac since it won't run on Lion with a new iMac and replaced my Hackintoshed netbook with a MacBook Pro since I travel all the time with my job and I am constantly on a plane. I won't be upgrading until the software won't run on the hardware anymore. Maybe when the 128-bit OS XIII releases I'll drop the cash again.
     
  22. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    That would be cool, but the 'bear' in the titles seems out of place. I think sharks would be be a good way to go to:

    Hammerhead
    Mako
    Great White
    Whale
    Tiger (again :D)

    To be honest they could go in any direction with this. I think birds might be a good call, as there are millions of them, but who knows, it could be time for OS 11
     

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