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  • OS X (macOS) 10.12 Rumor Roundup

    Over the last couple of years, Apple has switched to a yearly release cycle for OS X. Just like with iOS, Apple makes modest but noticeable changes to the OS to improve its functionality. While El Capitan brought about some major speed and stability improvements, along with new multitasking features, the update was light in terms of new features.

    Apple is expected to unveil OS X 10.12, codenamed Fuji, at WWDC this year alongside new versions of iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Thanks to some leaks over the lat few months, we do have an idea of what to expect from the next version of OS X.


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    For marketing purposes, Apple is widely expected to rename OS X to macOS. This will be in line with how the naming scheme of iOS, tvsOS, and watchOS. There have been more than a few inadvertent hints from Appleís end about this, and beside marketing purpose, this name change is not going to benefit end users in any way.

    Siri
    More than three years after it initially introduced Siri, Apple is finally ready to bring its virtual assistant to OS X. The integration of Siri with OS X is going to be the highlight of OS X 10.12. Leaks have already given us a look at the Siri dock and menu icons. Siri is expected to become more powerful and smart with iOS 10, so its integration should be useful in OS X as it could potentially make certain tasks easier.

    The virtual assistant would likely be accessed quickly using a keyboard shortcut, from the notification center, or from the dock. While summoning the virtual assistant using a hot word like on iOS is also a possibility, the feature will likely only work on newer MacBooks.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: OS X (macOS) 10.12 Rumor Roundup started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Sounds like they must have a lot of secrets kept for this release! I hope.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      I'm guessing if they rebrand OS X as macOS then they will drop the 10.xx numbering.

      We'll start with macOS, then next year see macOS 2 and so on.