“At Monday’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple will almost certainly preview the next version of Mac OS X. Hopefully, the company will concentrate on stability and performance issue, as well as bug fixes,” Dennis Sellers writes for Apple Daily Report. “Beyond those, here are some things I’d love to see.”
• Siri for Mac
• FaceTime group video calling
• The ability to rename, delete and trash folders from the Open and Save dialog boxes
And a bunch more in the full article…
“By the way, isn’t Mac OS X (as in ‘ten’) 11 an awkward name?” Sellers writes. “I suspect that Apple will simply drop the 11, 11.1, etc., names and simply call future versions of the operating system Mac OS X (place here the name of the California location Apple will use).”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple began calling the Macintosh’s operating system “OS X” with the release of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on July 25, 2012. Prior, it was called “Mac OS X.” We’re not sure if Sellers is saying Apple will bring back the “Mac” or if he’s just still calling it “Mac OS X” and means they’ll call it “OS X Redwood” or whatever California name they choose.
Regardless, the three bullet points above (out of a bunch of other “wants” in the full article) all highlight things that you’d have thought would be here already, but aren’t. They’re the sort of thing you’d expect Apple to have honed, but the company was perhaps moving too fast with too many personnel changes.
For OS X 10.11, what we most want to see is attention to detail; a honing and fleshing out of existing ideas. Take existing features (Siri, FaceTime, Finder) and refine them. For OS X 10.11 (and, for that matter for iOS 9), we’d like nothing more than “The Mother of All Maintenance Releases.”
What feature(s) would you most like to see in the next version of OS X?
Apple focuses on making OS X reliable again for Mac users – June 1, 2015
Open letter to Tim Cook: Apple needs to do better – January 5, 2015