WWDC banner points to OS X 10.10 being called Yosemite

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OS X 10.10, which Apple is expected to show at its Worldwide Developers Conference Monday morning, could very well be named after one of California’s most well-known national parks. While setting up for WWDC at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Apple has put up a banner for the next version of OS X that features Yosemite in the background.

Apple switched from cat names to popular California spots with OS X Mavericks last year. Filings show that Apple has indeed trademarked Yosemite along with names like Redwood, Miramar, Condor, Sierra, and Mojave.

The rock formation featured in the above banner is probably El Cap in Yosemite, which Apple has also trademarked. OS X El Cap doesn’t sound quite as good as Yosemite, so we’re hoping that Apple goes with the latter.

El Cap in Yosemite park

El Cap in Yosemite park

OS X 10.10 is expected to feature a pretty big redesign akin to what iOS 7 was to iOS 6.

Apple has also put up a big, watery banner for iOS 8 in Moscone.

  • George Pepper

    Since 10.9 broke audio drivers that had worked since 10.4, let’s hope they don’t do that again. One thing is certain, and that is I won’t upgrade until that question is answered. Lexicon has just now released a beta FW810s driver for 10.9, so it has been months!

  • Demonstr8r

    OS X X.X Valley

    As in San Fernando Valley aka Silicone Valley, not Silicon Valley.

  • Yosemite Mono Lake Paiutes

    Hi, Alex. I am a member of the Yosemite-Mono Lake Paiute Indian Community and I just want to say that Yosemite was the Miwok term for the ORIGINAL Native people of Yosemite who were Yosemite-Mono Lake Paiutes. That is why the Miwoks used the word “They are Killers”, because the Miwoks were AFRAID of the Paiutes who were their enemy during that time. Miwoks were not the original Yosemite….the Yosemites were the PAIUTES. Miwoks used that word Yosemite to described the people living inside Yosemite Valley because they were afraid of them and considered them their enemies.

    Another interesting point is the Apple tablet’s picture of the Lake in the evening is at Pyramid Lake, which is also another homeland of the Paiute people, just like Yosemite.

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