WWDC 2014 banners suggest the name OS X Yosemite

Those WWDC 2014 banners keep going up and the latest looks a lot like El Capitan in Yosemite. Does that mean we'll be seeing OS X 10.10 Yosemite come Monday? With Apple nothing is certain until it's certain, but it's certainly a California landmark and a fitting choice of name for the next generation in Mac operating systems.

Last year was the first of the new naming convention, which replaced the big cats and OS X Mountain Lion with California locations and OS X Mavericks. OS X 10.10, currently codenamed Syrah, is supposed to be getting a lot of attention this year, including a redesign and perhaps some major work on developer-facing APIs. Yosemite is certainly a big name for a big change.

We'll find out for sure Monday starting at 10am PDT and iMore will be at the keynote live. In the meantime, let me know what you think!

Source: The Verge

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  • Hi Sent from the iMore App
  • Hi Sent from the iMore App
  • Hello
  • Expect some "huge" and "majestic" changes with OS X Yosemite! iOS 7 design is coming to OS X
  • Is it going to be a free upgrade again like mavericks?
  • Yes, OS X will be free forever. That's the whole reason they emphasized this at last year's WWDC when they announced they were going to revolutionize the OS pricing.
  • If that's really going to be the name, I like it. Sounds cool Sent from the iMore App
  • Could be simply OSX El Capitan, unless you see more sights from Yosemite.
  • It's gonna be called OS X iMore 10.10 Sent from the iMore App
  • Apple will later add an OS extension called Synchronous Adaptive Mode that will let the OS X work seamlessly with iOS 8. Expect to hear the announcement later this year: Yosemite S.A.M. and the banner will read “Say yer prayers ya long eared galoot!”
  • I, for one, am going to get a fancy high-fallootin' set of Yosemite S.A.M. mud flaps.
  • Personally, this makes me really excited, potential redesign and all. And the stock wallpaper will look great on a retina iMac/MacBook Air ;-) Sent from the iMore App
  • Well I won't be trying to pronounce it after this. I'll stick with OS X. Yosetimiee. Oh well. Can't wait for Monday to roll in. I'm stoked.
  • I like the ring to it, but as an honest question, why did they stop with OSX? Now that we're at 10.10, it just sounds kinda goofy. It seems like they're stuck in a path where if they were to change it to OSXI, it would imply a massive update, which is not coming anytime soon as far as we know.
  • Yosemite Sam will be the new mascot. :D
  • Damn childhood memories. Sent from the iMore App
  • Any thought as to why there is a banner with and "8" over water? Sent from the iMore App
  • Any thought as to why there is a banner with and "8" over water? Sent from the iMore App
  • You could ask the same thing about every banner. Why did the iOS 7 banner have loads of dots. Why did the iOS banner have a watery banner. Sent from the iMore App
  • iOS 8 lol
  • June 30th 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's signing of the Yosemite Grant Act.
  • Only 2 days and 8 hours left! Can't wait for the keynote!!!
  • That's going to be a great wallpaper.