Apple Hints At Future ‘MacOS’ Name Change

Posted: Apr 17 2016, 9:22am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 17 2016, 9:10pm CDT, in Rumors | Apple

Apple Hints At Future ‘MacOS’ Name Change

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Apple revealed that it is commencing efforts for Earth day 2016 today, but along with the updated website there was news that all queries regarding the company and its environmental focus plans shall be answered.

One of the pieces of information pertains to its originally named operating system OS X to be instead called as MacOS from now on.

Apple has also discussed its product lifecycle process in one of the sections where it refers the watchOS, iOS, tvOS as well as MacOS devices too whereas OS X remains out of the question.

Earlier last month, the framework OS X version 10.11.4 was known to be named under the macOS scheme hence it is expected that the next update would be that of a new branding name.

What was revealed today has brought out more conclusions than ever before since it an often developer practice to use macOS identifiers as codes or filenames.

Since the revelation came from within Apple hence it makes sense for the renaming as it will bring the names in line with the watchOS, tvOS, as well as the iOS though the new name is MacOS and not macOS.

This could perhaps be because Mac is a proper name given to their device while TV and watch are simply not.

Simply put, the rebranding of OS X as MacOS also includes at least one more release under the OS X hood with the release of the first developer bet version of OS X 10.11.5.

Earlier reports include that the Siri could also be brought out for Mac however these could be revealed at the WWDC event of the company too.

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