Apple’s OS X 10.10 rumored to be named ‘Napa’

“As we are all getting settled into the latest release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2, the Cupertino tribe is busy working away on the next major release of OS X,” E. Werner Reschke reports for T-GAAP.

“Our Bay Area source has just informed Three Guys and a Podcast that the official name will be derived from the internal code name which is ‘Syrah’ — a type of red wine,” Reschke reports. “Therefore, the official OS X name for the next major release is to be ‘Napa Valley,’ or ‘Napa’ for short.”

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    1. Napa is also the name of the county and the valley, and likely far better known world-wide as a major source of wines here.

      That said, I’ll believe it when I see it.

      1. I would say Mavericks isn’t famous like Napa Valley, unless you think about aficionados. That particular attribute, generally speaking wouldn’t be my first thought. I like Sonoma. That’s where I’m from. Napa Valley doesn’t seem to role off the tongue too well. I like one word names. Technically “Napa” by itself is better than Napa Valley.

  1. Napa was also the name of the infamous mental institution in the Napa Valley.

    I hope Apple is almost done with earthly names. It’s time to look beyond earth’s gravitational pull and look to the cosmos.

  2. Napa? Really? How tired.

    How about naming it after some place better in California? Maybe Fresno. San Jose. Compton. Fullerton.

    Get with it Apple. Show the true excitement of California!

    I like that strategy! I like it a lot!

    1. It would seem that surfing is what the OS X team has been doing for the last 3+ years, because they haven’t fundamentally been improving the user experience.

      What does anyone do more efficiently today on his Mac with 10.9 than he did in 2009 on 10.6? Anyone? Most of the fluff and bloat isn’t worth anything and should have been offered as standalone apps. As for interface look and feel, I am sick and tired of Apple dumbing down the GUI. We have more GPU processing power and crisper screens than ever before — why is everything grey, ugly, flat, and hard to read !?!?!?!?!?!?

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