When will we see "OS XI"? 2014?

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  1. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    When will we see the next-gen OS / OS XI?

    My basic mathematic skills tells me 2014.

    10.7 2011 OS X Lion
    10.8 2012 OS X ?
    10.9 2013 OS X ?
    11.0 2014 OS XI ?

    Or will Apple perhaps skip 10.8, 10.9 and jump straight to 11.0?

    What do you think the features will be? I'm thinking major touch interfaces and cloud OS. As for hardware and laptops specifically very Macbook Air-ish design with very little "guts". No optical drives and very little (flash) storage, also no high-end graphics.

    Cloud OS needs high speed internet which almost everyone should have by 2014. You might think - how will professionals work with no high-end graphic cards? Well, I think that Apple's new North Carolina Data Center will function as an OnLive service with our laptops working as monitors, basically.

    What're your ideas?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You forgot the current release history
    2003 - Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
    2005 - Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
    2007 - Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    2009 - Mac =S X 10.6 Snow Leopard

    which might lead to the following conclusion
    2011 - Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
    2013 - Mac OS X 10.8
    2015 - Mac OS X 10.9
    2017 - Mac OS X 10.10 is possible

    Btw, Steve Jobs said some times ago, that Mac OS X will be with use for two decades, meaning it can stay with us till 2019 and later.
     
  3. frosse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. hkechoes macrumors newbie

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    In the same manner, where will we see X12 supersede X11 Windowing system :cool:
     
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    I just re-read the last par of your post and think, that even with high speed internet access, many professionals will keep their data local, especially with TBs of data.
    And I doubt, we will have up and download speeds of 230MB/s (MegaBytes, not Megabits) by 2014, something needed if one uses Uncompressed HD footage for example.

    Maybe Apple will go into that direction, there are surely some pointers for that, but as they are focussing on consumers and leaving the media professionals a bit behind, maybe that is where they are going and leaving cloud uninterested people (like me) behind with the latest non-cloud version.
     
  6. frosse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You're probably right. Consumers will get a lot of cloud but professionals will store data local.
     

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