Who Should The Mascot Be For The Next Version Of OS X? [Contest]

What will Apple name the next version of OS X?

What will Apple name the next version of OS X?

We had a lot of fun earlier today coming up with our “vision” for the next Mac operating system, OS X Lion-O.

It got us thinking. What do you think the perfect mascot for the next version of OS X would be?

So we’re having a Photoshop contest! Come up with a concept for the next version of OS X using a whole new mascot and we’ll give the top five winners a free copy of Photoshop Touch for the iPhone or iPad (your choice!).

And the grand prize winner? In addition to Photoshop Touch, the person who makes the best Photoshop will receive a copy of the real next version of OS X (when it comes out, that is!).

Here’s how to enter the contest!

1. Photoshop (or GIMP, or whatever) a new mascot for the next version of OS X. You can do it in the style of an ad, box art, keynote announcement, whatever. Serious or funny, it doesn’t matter, as long as it’s awesome!

2. Join The Cult Of Mac Flickr Group

3. Add your Photoshop to the Group Pool.

And that’s it! Next week, we’ll highlight some of the best entries, and declare winners, so open up that copy of Photoshop (or GIMP, or whatever) and get cracking! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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  • Ed_Kel

    No contest – Grumpy Cat

  • Cameron Leask

    Entered – made one for fun a couple of weeks ago! It’s called OS X Serval.

  • ubernaut

    Agreed Grumpy Cat no question.

  • Spiddlydot

    Simple, Effective. call it OSX Pride.

  • joewaylo

    Let’s see. The next letter in the alphabet is “N”

    Nebelung http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebelung
    Norwegian Forest Cat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Forest_Cat

    Only problem with those two, they aren’t ferocious lions or tigers.
    —————–
    Wait. What about “Snoop Lion”?

  • PY1TE

    Hands down, my vote is for Liger…

    (…and Pedro, too!)

  • SuperJunior

    A sheep, what else?

  • edis0ncevall0s

    Hands down OS X Liger. They have to be close to ending OS X. it’s been a decade+ already. OS XI should be out by next year, probably birds this time around?

  • marsk

    Hello kitty :)

  • MiSc_at

    Could be http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clouded_leopard obviously because of iCloud, but it’s also well known in China which is the next biggest market for Apple

  • Bob Smogango

    A sheep, what else?

    How about a picture of an Android getting mauled by a White Lion.

  • DlSCORD

    How about Mac OS X Colbert?

  • QJ201

    OS X 10.9 COUGAR
    let the ol’ gal teach you some new tricks

  • Norbs

    Whatever it is, I just hope it’s not as bad as Lion was.

  • Bazza1

    How about the Pushmi-Pullyu, the unicorn-gazelle cross that Dr Doolittle met in Africa?

    A head at each end, when it tries to move it can’t, because it wants to go in opposite directions.

  • Kocjusz

    How about Os X Garfield?

  • Cowicide

    Grumpy Cat FTW!!!!!!!!

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