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  • ‘macOS’ Appears Again on Apple’s New App Store Guidelines
    Apple has released some big changes to the App Store, it’s even hinted at an OS X rebranding again.


    Earlier today, Apple updated its App Store with some major changes, including the way the company handles subscriptions for apps. Previously the option was only available for a few different app categories, like dating apps and streaming services, and the revenue split was 70/30 for developers. Now, though, Apple’s opened up the subscription option for all apps, and after a subscriber’s been active for a year that revenue split will actually shift to 85/15 for the developer.

    Now something else has been revealed on the new guidelines that Apple published recently. Apple lists “macOS” as one of the platforms which an app can be eligible for the aforementioned revenue split for subscription options. This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen the hint of a potential rebrand for Apple’s desktop operating system, either.

    The first one popped up in late March, when “macOS” showed up in the OS X 10.11.4 framework. Then, in the middle of April, Apple’s dedicate page related to the environment and the company’s impact on it hinted at “MacOS,” instead of OS X.

    At this point we’ve seen “macOS” twice, and “MacOS” only once, and considering the other platforms all feature lower-case titles (iOS, watchOS, tvOS), Apple could probably follow suit there. As 9to5Mac points out, though, Mac is a proper noun, so it probably should be capitalized. Of course it’s Apple so they can do whatever they want.

    Either way, it looks like we’re getting a rebranding of OS X at this year’s WWDC, which is set to take place between June 13 and June 17 (which will be live streamed!)

    [UPDATE: It has been changed back to OS X]

    [via 9to5Mac; Apple]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: ‘macOS’ Appears Again on Apple’s New App Store Guidelines started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      it' not a rebrand it' a return to what it used to be minus the space and capital first letter in the name e.g.

      macOS

      compared to

      Mac OS 9 and below
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      it' not a rebrand it' a return to what it used to be minus the space and capital first letter in the name e.g.

      macOS

      compared to

      Mac OS 9 and below
      yes you are correct. It used to be Mac OS ..
    1. xushi's Avatar
      xushi -
      Does that mean we'll have macOS 11.0.0 soon?

      Man I'm gonna miss saying "OSX"
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by xushi View Post
      Does that mean we'll have macOS 11.0.0 soon?

      Man I'm gonna miss saying "OSX"
      haha OS X does sound a lot nerdier hey
    1. HovikGas's Avatar
      HovikGas -
      I still think Sea Lion was the BEST, hahaha
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      it was a typo apparently
    1. SpiderManAPV's Avatar
      SpiderManAPV -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      it was a typo apparently
      Typo? Sounds to me more like someone released a few documents earlier than they were supposed to and they’re having to fix it.