macOS or even OS X 11 naming dilemma

By Peter Chubb - Jun 9, 2016

We bet there are many of you out there that just cannot wait until the WWDC 2016 keynote that is set to take place on June 13, which is next Monday? We say this because there has been this huge naming dilemma because while we presume that it is to be called OS X 10.12, there have been tiny clues that Apple could finally bring their platform names in line and call it macOS instead.

Like we say, the most obvious name would be OS X 10.12, as this goes in line with previous names, although macOS would make better sense now that Apple has other platforms. There is iOS, tvOS and watchOS, and so it would now make perfect sense to make that name change to fall in line with those other platforms.

There have been a few clues that this could finally happen, with the most recent being from Apple yet again but this time on their developer FAQ page, which actually mentions the name MacOS – although you notice the capital M instead of lower case.

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This could once again be a single typo because of the person in charge of updating that page had also mentioned iOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and so it would be very easy to get carried away and put in macOS by mistake.

Apple has since changed it back to OS X on that page, but it also makes you wonder if it was done on purpose to get some traction, which it has certainly done that.

Product Reviews readers have already been in contact and also have another suggestion and that is to finally make the change to OS X 11 instead. Let’s face it, after 10.9 it should have gone to 11 instead. It’s is clear that the whole naming on Apple’s part is so messed up.

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