Features and fixes I want to see in Mac OS X 10.9
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The World Wide Developer’s Conference starts on Monday, and while the main focus appears to be on updates to iOS (read my iOS 7 wishlist here) and various Mac hardware, it’s highly likely we’ll get an update for Mac OS X 10.9 as well. At this point, we don’t know what will be announced and we don’t even know which “cat” will be associated with the release. Even the picture above (a giant banner currently displayed at Moscone Center) is suspiciously free of any cats at all, so it’s hard to tell where Apple is going with Mac OS X. But one thing we do know is that this year is a little different than past releases of Apple’s desktop operating system.
Over the past few years, Apple has followed a fairly regular schedule for OS X releases, with the announcement of a new Mac OS in February, and then the release date announced during the WWDC Keynote (with an actual release soon to follow). This year, there was no announcement in the early part of the year, but a report form Daring Fireball said that Apple had pulled developers from the OS X team to work on the big changes in iOS 7, pushing the Mac OS X release to later in the year.
There have been a few stories about what to expect in Mac OS X 10.9, such as … [Read more]
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