To absolutely no one’s surprise, evidence has begun to surface suggesting that Apple is well underway on the next version of OS X, which is currently labeled as 10.8. And of course, Apple hasn’t announced any plans for the future of the OS as of yet. Granted it would be easy to falsify such a […]
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Apple Already Working on OS X 10.8

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To absolutely no one’s surprise, evidence has begun to surface suggesting that Apple is well underway on the next version of OS X, which is currently labeled as 10.8. And of course, Apple hasn’t announced any plans for the future of the OS as of yet.

Granted it would be easy to falsify such a report, but it seems that these requests came from IP addresses from Apple, Inc, and surrounding areas. Plus, there is clustering consistent with internal testing. This is a pattern that matches up with the with testing seen while OS X 10.7 was in development, which began way back in October, 2009.

Historically, starting with Mac OS X 10.3 in 2003, Apple has released a major new version of Mac OS X every other year. By that measure, Apple will give a preview of 10.8, late in 2012, and a full public release in 2013. That’s merely based on Apple’s past habits and isn’t necessarily indicative of the future.

Lastly, and least importantly, is the question of what Apple would call this version of OS X. OS X Lion seems like the end of the big cat naming scheme. You know, the whole “king of the jungle” connotation. So, who knows.

Long story short, and to know one’s surprise. Apple is working on the next version of OS X, and it will be released in a few years.

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