What will change in OS XI?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by harry*333, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

    harry*333

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    the update to 10.6 means we crossed halfway through os x:rolleyes:
    so what's gonna happen with mac os 11.0
    you know sooner or later we're gonna get there :eek:
    so my question is what monumental change will apple change with the user interface and what will be the name? :confused:
    (like now its os x, then it will be os xi)
     
  2. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Who knows. Yeah, the change from OS 9 to OSX was a pretty big jump, but you have to think about the change from 6 to 7, or 7 to 8 and recall how while big improvements were made, it wasn't anything near as drastic as the changes we've seen between 10.0 and where we're at now with 10.6.
     
  3. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Isn't that a bit presumptuous? We could easily see OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12, etc. Software versioning doesn't have to follow decimal mathematics. We might only be 10 percent or 99 percent of the way through OS X.

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  4. -Ryan- macrumors 68000

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    I agree. I don't think we'll see the end of OS X for many years to come. It's still extremely usable and has shown to be adaptable over time. I don't see why Apple would change it.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is exactly correct. When Apple introduced MacOS X, it said that the new OS would be the basis of Apple's operating system for the next 20 years. That was about nine years ago. However, it appears that MacOS X will be around for a lot longer than 20 years. It is the basis for non-PC products like the iPhone, iPod touch, and Apple TV. It will also be the basis for the rumored tablet. We also see that Apple is doubling down on UNIX. Apple is now the UNIX company. When will Apple change the name of its OS? Not for a while yet!
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    I think its way too early to think what will be the next major revision.

    My $.02 is that apple will be maintain the same core OS and updating it as they have. What they call it is anybodies guess. The legacy OS (OS9 and older) was such that a brand new OS written from the ground up was required. Not so for OSX, the foundation is solid and extensible.

    How apple markets the OS beyond 10.9 is pointless at this stage since its so far off in the future.
     

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