We’ve been hearing a lot about iOS 17 and watchOS 10 over the past few weeks, but there’s surprisingly little macOS 14 rumors… so far. Several recent leaks have shed light on the stealthy OS.
The first comes from Mark Gurman, a guest speaker on The MacRumors Show, who says macOS 14 won’t be a “groundbreaking or significant” update. However, Gurman points out that macOS 14 will continue the recent trend of “building” feature support into iOS and iPadOS. This may include adding features like the Wallet app and iCloud backup that have been on the iPhone for years.
Gurman said that Apple’s “big push” is to make every app and feature work on every device to eliminate all possible friction: “The dream scenario is that you have an Apple Watch, iPhone, MacBook, iPad, Apple headset, and all five of these devices are capable of performing the same actions, only in different use cases and at different times of the day.
Like iOS 17, macOS 14 is expected to not have big new features and instead focus on maintenance and performance improvements. Gurman surmised that this likely meant that he would have the name of a place relatively close to Ventura, in the same way as El Capitan and Yosemite. He guessed the name Malibu because of its proximity to Ventura.
However, Parker Ortolani on Twitter listed 15 possible macOS 14 names based on California landmarks that Apple has trademarked and Malibu is not one of them:
- Pacific Ocean
As Ortolani points out, all Apple titles for macOS California are from this list. Assuming macOS 14 follows this trend and uses a location close to Ventura, the most likely names are Rincon or Skyline.
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