Apple has been hard at work for a while now on its two upcoming operating systems, iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite. The two releases are going to be very different to previous versions because they will have a much tighter integration, and for that reason you would assume they would be released at the same time.
OS X Yosemite release window by tradition – It would seem that Apple is not going to release its next version of OS X in September at the same time as iOS 8, and as such means they could stick with what happened last year, and that is to release Yosemite in October, just as they did with Mavericks.
9to5 Mac has learned from its sources the release of Yosemite will be at least a month later, and we know that October 22nd was the date Apple released Mavericks to the public, which could give us an indication as to when we will see the newest version.
OS X Yosemite release window signals new hardware – We have to wonder if choosing to wait a month after the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 whether Apple will decide to launch new hardware to take full advantage of Yosemite?
There have been rumors of another upgrade to the MacBook Air this year, and also the MacBook Pro is in need of another minor update. However, what we would really love to see is a 2014 Mac mini update launched at the same time as OS X Yosemite because we know a Mac mini redesign is very much needed.
Having said that, this is based on speculation because most iOS and OS X users still assume that iOS 8 and Yosemite will be released on the same date, and will be announced during the iPhone 6 event in September.
Do you think these operating systems will be released separately?
Also See: iOS 9 beta 6 likely for testing partners