Later today we will see Tim Cook and his team of merry men take to the stage once again, and this time they will show us what they have in store for us over the next few months, and while we do not know what products they will be releasing for certain, two items on the agenda are iOS 7 and Mac OS X 10.9.
We’ll get to iOS 7 later today, but we thought we would take a look at what Mac OS X 10.9 features we can expect to see, and what kind of cat the latest version of Apple’s Mac OS will be. The huge banner at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, doesn’t seem to be giving anything away, so we can’t tell if the upcoming version will be a simple design, and what cat they will be going for this year.
However, this doesn’t stop us from discussing a Mac OS X 10.9 wish list, in terms of new features, and improvements over the current version. Firstly, we expect Apple to integrate iCloud far greater than they currently do, such as sharing folders, documents and other such things to help accessible. Although Apple’s Cloud service is still a long way behind rivals Google.
Siri is certain to make it into this next Mac OS X update, giving you control over certain aspects of your operating system by voice alone. To some of you this will be seen as a gimmick, just as it is on the iPhone and iPad, but to others it will be a very useful tool, especially those with disabilities.
iOS is expected to pay a much greater role in OS X 10.9, what we mean by this is how many perceive iOS to be simplistic, and so taking this approach with Mac OS X could be a very clever move indeed, albeit a bold and brave one by Apple at the same time.
The Contacts app of the current version of the operating system is not very usable. Okay, you can use it, but it’s not easy to use and seems to be in a bit of a mess, so would be nice to see an updated version with improved features with an emphasis on simplicity.
These are just a few ideas, but what features would you like to see brought into Mac OS X 10.9, and what name should Apple go with?