“Now the early chatter on the next version of OS X, presumably 10.9, speaks of support for Siri and Maps, with the assumption that Apple has probably addressed the worst problems with the latter,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. “There’s also talk of a tabbed Finder, but that strikes me as low-hanging fruit. Minimizing skeuomorphic interface elements is mostly a cosmetic issue. It’s still more about the core functionality.”
“While you can probably expect more iOS/OS X integration of one sort or another, Apple clearly understands that they cannot make the same mistakes Microsoft did with Windows 8,” Steinberg writes. “There aren’t going to be Macs with touchscreens, because that design scheme is just plain awkward, and doesn’t make a whole lot of sense from a design and ergonomic point of view.”
Steinberg asks, “So what’s left?”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]