Right on schedule, OS X 10.9 appears in server logs

Now that Apple's on an iOS-like yearly update schedule for the Mac's OS X operating system, it'd be big news if we didn't start to see traces of the next version, OS X 10.9, start appearing in server logs sometime that is soonish. Well, no cause for concern, because the next big cat is out of the bag and stealthily surfing the web. Seth Weintraub from 9to5Mac posted this morning that he'd been seeing 10.9 in his logs, so I checked iMore's and sure enough, it's there too.

We probably won't hear much more about 10.9 until Apple formally announces the beta sometime next year. But if nothing else, you can rest assured newly anointed SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Frederighi and company are already hard at work on it.

And since they might be reading this very post, why not take a minute and let them know what you'd like to see in OS X 10.9? Per-app AirPlay so we can work on one app while mirroring another? iBooks for OS X? Reupholstering of the linen and stitched leather to something more Ive-inspired, like aluminium? Documents in the Cloud that aren't tied to specific apps but can be accessed via a unified repository? A much better, much more social Game Center?

What's on top of your OS X hit-list?

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Rene Ritchie

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Right on schedule, OS X 10.9 appears in server logs


I would like to play my iOS games on my Mac. Zombieville USA 2, Letterpress, Plants vs Zombies. Kind of like Blackberry has an emulator for Android apps. Maybe Apple could do something like that with GameCenter. I would also like to see GameCenter become more social

I would like to have a option that makes my computer act a little more like iOS. This could be a option that you could turn on and off. In other words, after I type a word, I would like to hit my Space Bar twice and get a period. Because of my iPad and iPhone I have been conditioned. Then I get on my computer and by habit...

I'd like first party support/replacement/enhancement for the things I automatically do each time I set up a Mac.

1. Alfred/Quicksilver - A complete overhaul of Spotlight and Launchpad combined into one product, activated by a single key press or gesture. Used for launching apps, finding files/folders, searching iTunes/App Store, composing an iMessage/Facetime call, etc. I would also like to see this designed in a way that it's a consistent user experience across both iOS and OS X.

2. Moom - I'd like to see better integrated gesture and keyboard window management. Do people really use the traffic lights anymore?? Maybe they could do with a rethink.

3. System tools - As much as I don't want to be a proponent of replacing iStat menus (Sorry Marc), I would like to see more integrated system monitoring tools: What apps are using what resources, app based network usage, which apps chew the battery, etc.

All of things are available as third-party apps for the most part, but only those who know of them of specifically go looking will discover them. I think they need to be there by default, and be ubiquitous.

"And since they might be reading this very post..."

Wait a minute: are you serious?! Is there any evidence that high-level Apple folks read iMore?!

If so, that's cool--and thanks for saving me from Windows a year ago, guys!