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#1 satukoro

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:39

I'm genuinely curious about this. Are they going to start calling it OS XI or OS11 (or something else)? Thoughts?


#2 +virtorio

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:42

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#3 Vice

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:43

10.10 then 10.11?

The X in OS X is really nice I doubt they'd want to abandon it without good reason.

#4 etempest

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:45

I think they will have 1 os within 3 years for pc / mobile.

#5 Auroka

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:45

10.10 then 10.11?

The X in OS X is really nice I doubt they'd want to abandon it without good reason.


Yea, OS XI or OS 11 doesn't have the same ring to it.

#6 Glassed Silver

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:47

I THINK that especially after consecutively dropping the "Mac" from "Mac OS X" that the brand recognition now HEAVILY relies on the "X".

This is just a guess of cause, as Apple is always good for surprises and maybe sometimes ninja slapping logical decisions that seem drastic (and sometimes are, tbh)...

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#7 ExchangeAdm

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:48

Yea, OS XI or OS 11 doesn't have the same ring to it.

Knowing Apple very well, I don't think they will call it 10.10... More like OS XI or 11.

#8 .Neo

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:48

When counting money €10.1 and €10.10 are the same amount. Version numbers work differently in the sense they can continue to go up after .9 to .10. With version numbers .10 is in fact higher than .1.

#9 Melfster

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:50

It's called iOS 10

#10 .Neo

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:50

Knowing Apple very well, I don't think they will call it 10.10... More like OS XI or 11.

In that case you don't seem to know Apple very well as the company showed us in the past they are willing to go beyond .9. Per example the OS X Tiger v10.4.10 and v10.4.11 updates.

#11 MASTER260

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:51

OS11. I felt they wanted to do OSX cuz 10 is a special # so it deserves Roman numerals... f***, I don't know!

#12 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:53

OS X 10.10

#13 Glassed Silver

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:54

OS11. I felt they wanted to do OSX cuz 10 is a special # so it deserves Roman numerals... f***, I don't know!

Uhm... No. :)

OS X is not just another version of Mac OS.

Mac OS before OS X:
When it got a major upgrade (main version bump) it got from say Mac OS 7 to Mac OS 8

Now, Mac OS X's major bumps are OS X 10.<# action HERE>

The seemingly "subversion" being the major version indicator, the "main version" is actually part of the brand/name.

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#14 ExchangeAdm

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:55

In that case you don't seem to know Apple very well as the company showed us in the past they are willing to go beyond .9. Per example the OS X Tiger v10.4.10 and v10.4.11 updates.

That's updates to the OS, not a new OS like the OP is asking about it. He is asking what could come beyond 10.9 OS.

#15 Bonfire

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 21:57

The X has become a trademark like the name Pentium. Even though it made no sense to have a Pentium II (5 II?) Intel milked the name for over a decade before finally giving it up, and then they brought it back again. I doubt they'll change it, OS X is like the name Windows for them now. I wouldn't be surprised to see OS X v11 eventually.