OS X 10.10 codenamed Syrah (merged)

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by clukas, Oct 3, 2013.


Will Apple bring iOS 7 design to OS X

  1. Yes, I think it will look good on a Mac

    84 vote(s)
  2. Yes, But I think it won't look good on a Mac

    37 vote(s)
  3. No, I think iOS 7 design looks bad on a Mac

    39 vote(s)
  4. No, But I want iOS 7 design on Mac.

    10 vote(s)
  1. clukas macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    I know this is extremely early, but theres no doubt that Apple is already working on the next version of OS X. For those who cannot wait for the version following Mavericks 9to5 mac reports that the next version of OS X is codenamed Syrah. According to the article Apple is experimenting with a new design across the entire system influenced by iOS 7 design language. There is no doubt that WWDC 2014 will be extremely interesting, I think we have something to look forward to.


    This article was also quoted on iMore.com which is typically careful of their sources, meaning that this could be fairly credible news. Anyone else looking forward to the iOS 7-fication of OS X?
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    b-b-but it's suppposed to be called iOSX! :rolleyes:

    Yes, very much so. mavericks looks pretty dated and it's not even out yet! :eek:

    I hoping they give the whole OS a going over, it's been awhile!
  3. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    Having gotten used to iOS7 and seen a few mockups of what it would look like applied to Mac OS, I think I could live with that.

    I'm sure it's going to be unpopular, but I also don't understand the criticism of the New Ive Style. I like clean lines.
  4. clukas thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2010
    Im very curious to see how much the new interface will change. Im sure it will be a lot flatter. It will be interesting to see whether it will be as colourful as iOS 7 is.
  5. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    before people get too excited about the codename:

    When they're working on developing the OS, Apple uses 'wine' related codenames.

    For example, 10.9 was cabernet.

    This is then replaced with a more consumer friendly nickname at developer testing such as big cats or CA places.
  6. MeUnix macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2013
    San Francisco
    I think it will be interesting to see a new design implemented in OS X, but I honestly don't think it is going to be as drastic as iOS 6 to iOS 7, for example. OS X looking more like iOS7 isn't necessarily a bad thing; more then likely will be icon changes and some interface changes.

    Whatever they do I'm sure it will work well and we'll all adapt to it ;)

    Or at least I will.. :)
  7. thleeal macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2009

    OS X X.X

    please dont let it happen... that just sounds crap...
    think about it... what os are you running? XXX.
    it will forever be known as the porno OS...

    its time to jump to the next number.
    and boohoo to the people that say that software numbers shouldn't/arent be decimal.
    to those people, yes i understand. but in the words of George Carlin, think how dumb the average person is.... now remember that half of ALL people are dumber than that.
  8. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I don't think it matters that much. People generally refer to it by the marketing name nowadays, anyway. Apple does this itself now, too.
  9. Tar Sniffer macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2012
    OS X.X.X. seems appropriate if they are going to pervert it with iOS 7.
  10. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    OS X 10.10 codenamed Syrah

    If this report is true, and the next OS X is as sloppily-designed as iOS 7 while also making all previous Mac software look completely out-of-place and forcing developers to dump previous icon designs for a kindergarten colorfest, I'm not sure what I'm going to do.

    Lion showed fhat Apple is terrible at implementing iOS elements into OS X and I dread the day when Mavericks becomes the same kind of "last usable version" that some people see Snow Leopard as.
  11. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Huch, did I miss something? Are you talking about the scrolling bars (which IMO are excellent)? Because I fail to see any other 'iOS' element in OS X.
  12. Ddyracer macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    How about the ugly linen that they finally got rid of in 10.9 with a dark gray? how about the gc and reminders fake look which still exists today and was brought from ios EH?

    How about iBooks in 10.9 having a more flat icon?

    the list goes on.
  13. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    Let's see..
    - The Address Book and Calendar makeovers. Nobody liked these.
    - Expose and Spaces dumped for Mission Control, to much chagrin. Though this is obviously conjecture, I'm positive this was a direct result of the Full-Screen Apps feature - an iPad-inspired feature (plus a baffling need to further "dumb down" the interface).
    - Launchpad. Lion crammed it down the user's throat while Mountain Lion sabotaged apps that allowed the user to edit it.
    - Mac App Store. Whether this is a change for the better or worse is very debatable (I'm leaning toward better, actually) but it's obviously iOS related
    - The new way to change spaces with the trackpad is iOS-inspired. I'm not a fan... it feels slow.
    - The disappearing scrolling bars caused a big stink back then though I always thought they were a good idea.
    - Reverse scrolling is a big mess. Sucks that I have to use Scroll Reverser for mice scrolling to feel coherent across desktop operating systems.
    - The linen backdrop. Gotta say I kinda like it actually in both OS X and iOS even if I grew tired of it. Lots of people hate it though.
  14. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    Except it would be OS X 10.10 not OS X X.X. You would actually say OS Ten Ten Point Ten, which would still sound stupid. That's why I think it should just be OS XI or some other name.
  15. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    The integration of FaceBook, Twitter and all the other crap.

    True, one doesn't have to use some of the iOS fluff but anyone not seeing the metamorphosis that has occurred in OSX has blinders on.
  16. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Ah, true, I've been on 10.9 too long to remember those :) Yes, I much prefer the Mavericks Calendar

    Well, its personal preference. I much prefer the Mission Control.

    Nobody crammed nothing none's throat. Its pretty much an optional UI feature fr people who want to have a more visual way to launch their software.

    Sure, the historic reason might be with iOS and other smartphone software marketplaces, but this is the direction the industry has been heading to for quite some time. Windows and Linux also have it. Actually, Unixes have had software repositories for quite some time now. And Steam, a prime example of software management platform/marketplace was launched years before OS X App Store.

    My only gripe with the App Store is that it requires you to create an Apple ID, even for free software.

    Then use the old keyboard way.

    Dissapearing scrolling bars are a very nice design IMO which gives more space for meaningful content. As to big stink... well, people are naturally resistant to changes.

    It took me few minutes to get used to scrolling. And btw, there is a switch in system preferences.

    I liked it too TBH. Didn't know it was iOS inspired though.

    Tons of people use platform like Twitter, Facebook, Google, Wikipedia and OS which makes them more convenient to use is a welcome thing in my book. I find it very convenient that I get notifications that somebody is messaging me on FB in my notifications. OS X was always about usability/functionality, seamless integration with most popular internet platforms is thus not a metamorphosis but a logical course of action. Again, if you don't like those services, then don't use them. Nobody is pushing them on you.


    I like the new desktop icons a lot (iBooks, App Store, iTunes) and I hope that the rest of apps will follow the style. Its much cleaner then the old ones. And it doesn't look silly at all, as opposed to the majority iOS7 icons.
  17. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    Nope. Launchpad used to be integrated into Dock.app and you had to use some "hacky" methods to get it out (plus some other things made it integrated, I believe). Apple gradually made it more optional.

    The switch is dumb. Either you have reversed scrolling on everything or you don't. I like reversed scrolling on trackpads but for mice it feels silly, so I want it disabled only on mice. Why do I need a third party program to get this (obvious) behavior?
  18. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Nope, Dragged it out my dock on day 1 with Lion.
  19. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Exactly. OS X is now a marketing name. We'll really know if Apple themselves start referring to it as "Oh Ess Ex".
  20. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    I meant Mountain Lion/Lion/Mavericks, etc. That's how they refer to individual releases in marketing, not by versions.
  21. notrack macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2012
    The good news here is that 10.9 won't be ruined yet and they have time to think about useful change (aka improvement) vs. random change (aka breaking software usability by hardware designers).

    "Looks dated" is not a reason to change an entire os but implementing improvement would be a good one.
  22. cmChimera macrumors 68040


    Feb 12, 2010
    Your post is silly and incorrect.
  23. Nate8727 macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2013
  24. Dr. McKay macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2010
    Belgium, Europe
    Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, YYYYYEEEEEESSSSSS !

    Please, don't leave a single shiny icon in there. Make everything as flat as a pancake. Love OS X, hate the shiny traffic light icons. Good thing they lost the aqua blue scroll bars already.

    Please Apple, flat flat flat and matte matte matte !!!!
  25. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    I agree but keep the blistering white to a minimum. And I actually like Windows 8 "flatness". Especially the Office apps.

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