Wish list for Apple’s OS X 10.11

“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?

SEE ALSO:

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

28 Comments

  1. I hope I don’t have another useless icon and app on my phone that you can’t delete!!!! My folder is almost full Gamecenter Newsstand Beats Podcasts Maps Stocks Passbook Compass Voice Memos Videos App Store ITunes store It’s a phone I don’t watch video or play games on it give me the option to delete and get valuable space back
    While you’re at delete Andre and Iovine

  2. I’d most like to see Siri. Apple has had dictation for a while, and now even has offline dictation. I don’t ever expect an offline Siri, but having the text analyzed offline will sure speed things up. Now, sense Microsoft is putting Kortana in Windows 10, Apple uh, sort of maybe, uh, wanna kinda think, just a little, of how important that’ll actually be, with Windows also porting Xbox games to Windows and things like that. I mean, come on Apple, let’s see what you can do against a rising Microsoft. OS X already has less apps, games and everything else, so I do believe Apple will just have to do something serious for once in a few years to get any real competition going again. >

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