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Doesn't Apple come out with a new version of OS X every year in October?
Have you heard from the powers-that-be about the next version of OS X?
Isn't it announced at the whatchamacallit conference every year?
 

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Doesn't Apple come out with a new version of OS X every year in October?

Not true. OS X is on it's 11th version…and has been around since 2001. New versions have not come out every year…and not always in October.

But since 10.7…annual releases do seem to have been the norm…but not always in October.

Have you heard from the powers-that-be about the next version of OS X?

Nope…not even what the next OS X version's "code name" will be. Just a bunch of internet guessing…based on almost no facts.

- Nick
 

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Just a bunch of internet guessing…based on almost no facts.
Absolutely and this is expected since Yosemite was only released three months ago.

dcs.79c, we just got Yosemite - I wouldn't expect to hear anything about a new version for at least six months.
 

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And maybe it will be entitled Death Valley to continue the run of locality names?

I've heard a rumor Harry that Apple is going to start naming new versions of OS X after famous places in Texas. Therefore I propose that OS X 10.11 be called "The Alamo". :Evil:
 
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At least that's easy to remember....
 
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Well how disappointing. After the three hundred odd threads "Yosemite killed my....." thought Death valley would be a natural!
 
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There isn't much information on OS X 10.11, but there is a little. None of it, obviously is verified, but here's what we know:

1. You WILL hear much more about it (along with devs) at the Worldwide Developer's Conference, which is in June. Looks to be June 8-12?
Moscone Center dates pin WWDC 2015 between June 8 and 12 | MacNN

2. Internally, the next version of OS X mostly likely has a "wine" code name, as nearly every version has since Panther. 10.10, for example, was called "Syrah," but I have no idea what 10.11's code name is. I can tell you only what's already been used: Pinot, Merlot, Chardonnay, Chablis, Barolo, Zinfandel, Cabernet, and Syrah.

3. While the OS releases are broadly speaking yearly these days, Apple may opt to skip a year -- or produce a mainly bug-fix "new" version that doesn't offer many features (Snow Leopard was famously the first of these). Yosemite being a pretty major upgrade, next year's might well be focused on refining it as Mountain Lion was with Lion. Or not. I know "Big Sur" is on the list of possible names, but no idea when that might actually be picked, if ever. It will most definitely be another California place name that holds some special feature or meaning to Apple, not just a town like "San Diego."

So yeah, look for the next OS X to arrive roughly in the fall (they are not slaves to a strict timetable), with an announcement and details in June, and a California place name again.
 

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While the OS releases are broadly speaking yearly these days, Apple may opt to skip a year -- or produce a mainly bug-fix "new" version that doesn't offer many features (Snow Leopard was famously the first of these).
I really hope so - Yosemite needs some love that, although the bugs are slowly getting ironed out, still persist. A "<modifier> Yosemite" style release would be very welcome by users such as me.
 

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They even now after 2 point updates are still having some WiFi issues with Yosemite. So I agree with VAN completely, As a tester I am sure I will see a 10.10.3 with more WiFi fixes soon. :D

How about they switch to Canada and call the next OSX version OSX Poutine! :D
 

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If you're going to pick a Canadian destination, at least pick something nice looking like Banff, Whistler or the Cabot Trail (and here is where I stop looking at places that are infinitely more beautiful than the ugly province that I live in).
 

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I was thinking food and not places, thus Poutine!
 
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2. Internally, the next version of OS X mostly likely has a "wine" code name, as nearly every version has since Panther. 10.10, for example, was called "Syrah," but I have no idea what 10.11's code name is. I can tell you only what's already been used: Pinot, Merlot, Chardonnay, Chablis, Barolo, Zinfandel, Cabernet, and Syrah.
Ripple? Two-buck Chuck?
 

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