What Will OS X 10.12 Be Called?

What Will OS X 10.12 Be Called?


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justinthesommer

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Feb 23, 2014
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WWDC 2016 is coming up fast and that means the latest Mac operating system will be release. What do you think OS X 10.12 will be called?
 

gsmornot

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Sep 29, 2014
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I would have no idea what the new name would be but voted anyhow. Big Sur sounds good to me.
 

cincygolfgrrl

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Apr 2, 2012
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There will never be an OS called OS X 10.12. Apple will morph the naming scheme to macOS… And why not? There's iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. macOS is the next logical step. The added benefit is that it removes numbering, which will get more confusing than it already is when iOS 10.0 is released.

My money is on "macOS Chavez Ravine." :rolleyes:
 
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T'hain Esh Kelch

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There will never be an OS called OS X 10.12. Apple will morph the naming scheme to macOS… And why not? There's iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. macOS is the next logical step. The added benefit is that it removes numbering, which will get more confusing than it already is when iOS 10.0 is released.

My money is on "macOS Chavez Ravine." :rolleyes:
Highly unlikely, as OS X has always been used to differentiate between Mac OS (Which already exist) and Mac OS X (Now branded OS X).

It will be called, 'Mac OSX-let's-release-another-and-shorten-the-list-of-Macs-that-can-run-it.'

While I do think they'll remove some machines this year, I don't see why you are so negative about it. Apple hasn't shortened the list since Mavericks.
 
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pika2000

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Jun 22, 2007
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Napa Valley.
It's well known, and it's head to head with some mobile OS that will also be named with something that starts with N.
 

cincygolfgrrl

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Redwood is a type of tree, not a destination, unless you're going to Redwood City, which triggers visions of… well not much of anything, unless it's home.

If Apple sticks with California place names it needs to go big, as in Big Sur or Lake Tahoe. Those responsible for naming the next OS might find Eureka a good fit if they're interested in a small town on the North Coast. I still think the next name will reflect Southern California, Malibu (overused?) or Palm Springs are suitable. San Francisco is a font; so Los Angeles could be the next.

In any case, I'm anxious to drop the "Oh-Ess Ten, Ten Point ??" moniker. It's unwieldy and lacks pizzazz. MacOS (place name) sounds just right.
 
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