Next Version of Mac OS X Could be Called 'Lynx'

Continuing Apple's trend of naming its operating systems after a feline, the next version of its Mac OS could be titled 'Lynx'.

The information derives from a "reliable source" who apparently spoke with someone inside Apple. The person viewed internal papers that suggests the company is finalizing the name of OS X 10.9. However, the source couldn't reveal when Apple will decide on the name or publicly reveal it.

To add credence to the report, Lynx appeared on the list of available names for OS X nearly a decade ago. Back in 2003, Apple trademarked several names for Mac OS including Lynx, Cougar, Leopard and Tiger.

AppleScoop believes Apple may unveil the name for OS X 10.9 at next year's Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Not much has been unveiled for the next Mac OS version, but Apple is said to be incorporating features from iOS. OS X 10.9 will apparently include voice assistant Siri, as well as Apple Maps support.

 

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  • ipwn3r456
    Is it just me, when I read "Lynx", it keeps me thinking of Linux...
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  • ttcboy
    Quick !!! Patent and trademark all the feline names and sue apple if they use one.

    It'll be a dam good business.
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  • mmstick
    Ubuntu 10.04 was named Lynx. Lucid Lynx.
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  • ipwn3r456
    Is it just me, when I read "Lynx", it keeps me thinking of Linux...
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  • A Bad Day
    For owners of Apple computers that run a previous OS: Be prepared to throw out your computer soon, because Apple is not known for maintaining legacy OSes for more than a few years.
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  • ttcboy
    Quick !!! Patent and trademark all the feline names and sue apple if they use one.

    It'll be a dam good business.
    23