9To5Mac reports that OS X 10.9, which it says is internally codenamed “Cabernet,” (is Apple planning a switch to fine wines from wild cats for its OS X naming theme?) will focus on various “power-user” enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to their sources, and breaking pattern with OS X operating system updates of the past, they say that OS X 10.9 will likely not be an overhauled approach to how the operating system feels and functions, and will include major enhancements to the Finder application such as tags and tabbed browsing modes. Additionally, 10.9 will include a new Safari web browser with a redesigned backend for improved page loading, speed, and efficiency.
Apple’s Next OS X Said To Target ‘Power Users’
The Register’s Rik Myslewski says that Apple’s forthcoming next version of OS X may provide welcome relief to users dismayed by the company’s seemingly inexorable evolution from computer manufacturer to consumer-electronics company, and will RR will focus on providing features for “power users”, a group that has not been a particularly well-loved target market during the ongoing iOSification of the Mac’s now 12-year-old operating system.
Myslewski also doubts that Apple will switch from felines to wines when 10.9 hits the App Store, likely later this year.
MacOS X 10.9: New Cat Name, Siri And The WWDC “MacOS XI” Hint
The Stabley Times Phil Moore says the new MacOS X 10.9 is set to be previewed by Apple at its WWDC conference in June, when the new OS version will get its name and list of headline features. Moore thinks that the cat names theme could be retired, along with the X name, noting what is apparently a new Apple desktop OS logo that uses Roman numerals to spell out MMXII for 2013. But at the same time, the inclusion of “XI” is right there on the invite and points to Apple skipping the 10.9 moniker and moving directly to MacOS XI or MacOS 11 after a decade-plus of the OS X era.