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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
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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AppleGuy299 - May 2, 2014 at 12:23am
They should use the texture on the WWDC banner for something, it looks really cool.
Mike Power
Mike Power - 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.
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
Mike Power
Mike Power - 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.
Mike Power
Mike Power - 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.
Mike Power
Mike Power - 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.
Mike Power
Mike Power - May 1, 2014 at 5:42pm
Would've, Could've, Should've, see I was right, that is Apple.
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