How will Jony Ive rewrite Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? Most observers are expecting a flatter operating system with a lot less skeuomorphism — what about you?

Are you sick and frickin’ tired of Apple + Beats + give me a freakin’ break? Tapscape, too. However, Apple won’t be cutting us any slack for the next “X” weeks. And, by “X”, we are referencing OS X 10.10.

And, iPhone and iPad fans, iOS 8 gets an honorable mention, as well.

If you aren’t up to speed with America’s national parks, the above WWDC 2014 banner appears to show El Capitan within the boundaries of Yosemite, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.

On June 30, 1864, amid the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act to protect Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove. From the beginning, this act was a legacy for our nation — About Yosemite Grant Act 150th Team, United States National Park System

When it comes to genuine fame in the United States, any association with Abraham Lincoln guarantees a second look if not actual mileage.

OS X 10.10: Jony’s First Go

How will Jony Ive rewrite Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? Most observers are expecting a flatter operating system with a lot less skeuomorphism — what about you?

Of course, though OS X 10.10 is expected to be the focus of WWDC 2014, iOS 8 will also get significant stage time. But not Apple’s mobile operating system, per se.

HealthBook and Smart Home — big important initiatives, but not wholesale makeovers — will be Apple’s WWDC 2014 mobile focus.

That said, Apple has promised that all future versions of OS X, starting with the current OS X 10.9 Mavericks, will be named after California landmarks. Obviously, here in 2014, more 150 years after Gentle Abe bestowed his name, Yosemite would be an obvious choice for OS X 10.10.

OS X 10.10: Change the World

How will Jony Ive rewrite Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? Most observers are expecting a flatter operating system with a lot less skeuomorphism — what about you?

Writing the code is what WWDC 2014 is ultimately about. Though self important bloggers, journos and users blithely believe Apple loves us, the Worldwide Developer Conference is about setting the table for the company’s most important collaborators — developers, developers, developers.

How will Jony Ive + Apple rewrite Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? Most observers are expecting a flatter operating system with a lot less skeuomorphism.

But what about you? What changes do you want to see in OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

Via: Fairer Platform, Images: The Verge


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  1. There was already less skeuomorphism in Mavericks with Calendar and Contacts losing their faux leather and faux book skins. Other apps just need to follow suit. So I can see them doing that and creating a flatter default theme. People are already sporting flat themes in OS X via third party theming and since the apps I mentioned earlier have their custom skins removed they automatically adopt the flat theme that is applied system wide.

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