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Apple to Focus on OS X 10.10 at WWDC, Some iOS 8 Features Pushed Back to iOS 8.1?

Apple to Focus on OS X 10.10 at WWDC, Some iOS 8 Features Pushed Back to iOS 8.1?

Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:23pm by iClarified · 15735 views
Apple is reportedly planning to focus on OS X 10.10 at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, reports 9to5Mac.

Because OS X 10.10 will feature an end-to-end redesign, not dissimilar from the scope of the changes to the iPhone and iPad operating system with iOS 7 last year, Apple wants to heavily promote the new system to developers. Apple has also been allocating iOS user interface resources to OS X teams in order to finish up the new OS X design in time for WWDC, and 10.10 development is said to be “steaming forward…”

OS X 10.10 is said to have a similar design to iOS 7 with new toggles, sharper window corners, defined icons, and more white space. It will not lose any functionality; rather, Apple is more focused on the aesthetics. OS X 10.10 is set for release this fall alongside numerous hardware updates.

The internal codename of OS X 10.10 is reportedly 'Syrah'; though its shipping name is unclear. John Gruber has suggested that it may be OS X Yosemite.

Notably, Apple's focus on OS X 10.10 may result in some rumored iOS 8 features being pushed back to iOS 8.1. For example, Apple is still said to be racing to integrate public transit functionality into Maps and that feature could be one to get pushed back. It's possible that Apple could still demonstrate the features at WWDC and not launch them until later, similar to what it did with iOS in the Car.

9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on significant changes to iCloud including a service for developers that would make development of cloud apps simpler and more efficient. It's also working on a song identification feature for Siri in partnership with Shazam, according to recent reports.

iOS 8 with make use of a new A8 processor that is more efficient and improves battery life and overall performance. This will be important if the next iPhone has a larger display and a thinner body.

The new iPhone’s larger display, as well as a “high-priority” iOS device that is not an iPhone, also lends itself to another core iOS 8 addition. The feature, dubbed by Apple employees as “multi-resolution support,” is designed to improve the performance of both App Store applications and the general iOS operating system across multiple new iOS device resolutions.

In regards to the widely rumored Apple TV update, its said that revamps of the software and hardware are in the works; however, they are not specifically tied together. Thus, we could see the software before the hardware or the software could run on current devices when it is released. Apple is said to be utilizing immense amounts of engineering resources from other groups to help finish the updates to the Apple TV.

The new Apple TV software is said to be development alongside iOS 8.1. If that's the case we likely wouldn't see it until late 2014 or early 2015.

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! - May 2, 2014 at 12:23am
They should use the texture on the WWDC banner for something, it looks really cool.
Saigyouji hiko
Saigyouji hiko - May 1, 2014 at 6:32pm
They should just bite the 'apple' and call it os 11 who ever heard of 10.10
ratGT - May 1, 2014 at 6:23pm
Whassup non-iDevice owners?!? Apple is releasing new PC OS, new iDevice OS, new Macs, new iDevices, etc. - we have A LOT to look forward to! (and I'm not even adding highly rumored devices like iWatch!). What about your miserable company that you foolishly fanatically are following? Tell me WHAT are you looking forward to? What is it fagdroids? Google Babble? Flatter icons? New Chromebooks? Wow!!! Windoze Phone users, what's up? Notifications center? Fingerprint scanning? New Samsung WP? Daaaamn!!! Technology AT ITS BEST!... Who are you kidding fools?!? GTFO OF OUR FACE!!!...
Nokia Man
Nokia Man - May 1, 2014 at 6:33pm
Another Frustrated Apple Kid, why apple had to go to Pc infrastructure and steals Cydia Innovations. Hey RatGt run fast cause the Cat is right behind You and then you are going to lose the race.
ratGT - May 1, 2014 at 6:38pm
What "Cat" you poor little tech-illiterate looser?!? Says who? The 1-2% market looser?!? Ha ha ha ha... "Pc infrastructure"? Are we talking about the same Apple that has its own PC since 1976?!? Huh, looser?!?
terrance&Philip - May 1, 2014 at 10:45pm
Its because of morons like you that the whole stupid apple vs samsung crap happens here. shut your mouth you fool and go to school. You are free to like and buy whatever you feel. Stop this pissing contest.
Philip&terrance - May 2, 2014 at 12:42am
it's because of morons like us that the whole idiotic Samsung vs Apple crap happens here. We will shut our fool's mouth and go to Gayschool. We are free not to like YOu and not to Buy anything apple. Let's The Gay Games begin.
Nokia Man
Nokia Man - May 1, 2014 at 5:53pm
Rose I hear You. Hey trust me buy a Nokia and You'll see what a SmartPhone is all about. Nokia Lumia 1560. Pretty soon it will change the way people think about SmartPhones. Not lIke Everybody Else.
Nokia Man
Nokia Man - May 1, 2014 at 5:42pm
Would've, Could've, Should've, see I was right, that is Apple.
Apple Hater
Apple Hater - May 1, 2014 at 5:40pm
That all they do all day long, update, update, update, I mean what the fuk, can they just do one thing once. Apple really suks. all fuk ups. Hate apple and their products.
Yourmom - May 1, 2014 at 5:42pm
Have fun with your shitty samsung. Lag after lag after lag. Slow ass phones lol. At least when apple makes something it actually works.
Rose - May 1, 2014 at 5:50pm
So then can you explain to me why my iphone 5s won't turn back on after I updated it to 7.1.1. I mean the thing, I mean the thing because that's all what it is, a Thing, it's only 2 month old. and I paid $700. So I am supposed to wste my time going to an apple store and having a stupid so call genius look at it an tell me, no there is nothing wrong with it, we will just swap it for another and problem fixed. Hello people wake up and see reality, we are being play here. you pay $700 for a $100 iphone, of ciurse the can change it 7 times and still make money. This is BS, I am going back to HTC, never had a problem with. Enough of apple. no more apple for me.
ratGT - May 1, 2014 at 6:32pm
@Rose --- Common man, honestly now: You haven't EVER owned an Apple device, have you, you poor little liar! I have an iPhone 5S, an iPhone 4S, an iPad Air, my wife's iPhone 5 and iPad Mini retina and most relatives and friends iDevices updated to 7.1.1 and guess what? We NEVER came across ANY kind of problems... Coincidence? I don't think so!
Saigyouji hiko
Saigyouji hiko - May 1, 2014 at 6:36pm
Wow ur dumb. Along with ur grammar. And yes you do take it to the apple store. I don't suppose you would replace it yourself. And anyone there probably would be a genius, at least compared to you. They'll probably just tell you that you have to plug it in to charge it, I'm not sure but that could be your problem.
Nokia Man
Nokia Man - May 1, 2014 at 7:20pm
Hey Rose, there are your 2 geniuses wanna be... see, you were right. contact me and I will personally give you a brand new Nokia Lumia 1520.
Yourmom - May 1, 2014 at 7:25pm
Are you retarded? I have never heard of a problem like that. Why don't you reboot your phone? I'm 100% sure your lying too. No one likes an HTC. Your dumb af
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