The Next OS X Will Be Called Yosemite
Article by George Norman
On 03 Jun 2014
Alongside iOS 8 and iOS 8 SDK, Apple introduced the next version of OS X – a redesigned and refined OS X version that will be called Yosemite.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite will be rolled out to the public this fall. It will be offered as a free upgrade to existing customers.


The week started with a couple of interesting announcements from Apple. The company introduced iOS 8 and iOS 8 SDK – read more about this topic here. The company also introduced OS X 10.10 Yosemite – a list of the main new features is available below.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite – Main New Features
  • Interface – the operating system has been redesigned and comes with a fresh, modern look. Everything is clear, crisp, and easy to understand.
  • Today view in Notification Center – a central location that presents all the things you need to know. It has widgets for Calendar, Weather, Stocks, Reminders, World Clock and social networks. More widgets are available for download from the Mac App Store.
  • Spotlight – is displayed on the desktop and features new categories of results.
  • iCloud Drive – built into the Finder, it helps you safely store files in the cloud. Files stored in the cloud can be accessed from another Mac, from an iPhone, from an iPad, or from a Windows PC.
  • Safari – comes with a new streamlined design, a new Favorites view, a new Tabs view, separate Private Browsing windows, built-in support for DuckDuckGo, and support for the latest web standards.
  • Mail – makes it easier to edit and send attachments. Fill out, sign forms, and annotate images/PDFs with Markup. Send large files up to 5GB in size with Mail Drop. Create, send and listen to audio clips with Soundbites. New look for Messages.
  • Handoff – work on multiple devices; start an activity on one device, then pass the activity to another device.
  • Instant Hotspot – connect to your iPhone’s hotspot as if you would connect to a WiFi network.
  • Make iPhone calls on your Mac, by using the Mac as a speakerphone; send SMS or MMS directly from your Mac.
“Yosemite is the future of OS X with its incredible new design and amazing new apps, all engineered to work beautifully with iOS,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We engineer our platforms, services and devices together, so we are able to create a seamless experience for our users across all our products that is unparalleled in the industry. It’s something only Apple can deliver.”

OS X 10.10 Yosemite will be rolled out to the public this fall. It will be offered as a free upgrade to existing customers.

Members of the Mac Developer Program can get OS X 101.10 Yosemite Beta right now from

Eager customers can join the OS X Beta Program and have early access to Yosemite. Mac users will be able to participate in the OS X Beta Program for Yosemite this summer.

Tags: Apple, Mac OS X, OS X 10.10, Yosemite
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