Apple’s latest App Store guidelines again hint at the impending rebranding of OS X to “macOS.” The change is expected to become official at WWDC next week, but Apple has already updated its FAQ to remove all traces of the name.
The potential rebranding of OS X has been in the rumor mill for many months, but it became more than just a rumor back in March, when it was discovered that source code for the OS X 10.11.4 update contained references to “macOS.”
Since then, the macOS name has also been spotted on Apple’s website — and now in its latest App Store guidelines, which were published earlier this week. Apple quickly fixed the mishap, but not before it made its way around social media.
— Rob Hunt (@helloiamrob) June 8, 2016
It makes sense to use the macOS name now, which works better alongside iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Although these slip-ups don’t really confirm anything, then, it looks incredibly likely that Apple will announce this change at WWDC.