“Earlier today, a thread appeared on the Reddit Mac community claiming to share a set of four blurry photos of OS X 10.10. The poster, using a throwaway account, claimed to have taken the photos himself at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, but did not offer any further details on how he was able to gain access to a system running the next-generation operating system,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.
“In researching the potential legitimacy of the images, we have been provided with some additional pieces of information that begin to paint a rather interesting picture pointing to an individual who may indeed have had such access,” Slivka reports. “While we can’t say for sure that these images are genuine, the evidence we have seen privately is enough for us to consider it a distinct possibility.”
“Assuming the photos are legitimate, they reveal a number of changes in both the look and feel of the operating system, as has been rumored for OS X 10.10. Among the biggest additions is a Control Center very similar to that seen on iOS,” Slivka reports. “In this case, the translucent pane slides out from the left side of the screen and offers quick access to a number of features, including ‘About This Mac’ and System Preferences at the very top, followed by what appear to be buttons for an Airplane Mode and the existing Do Not Disturb feature currently accessible through Notification Center.”
Read more, and see larger versions of the photos, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]