By John Gruber
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Following the naming conventions of iOS, watchOS and tvOS, Apple’s Mac operating system could soon return to the name “macOS,” if code spotted in the latest release of El Capitan is to be believed.
I thought Phil Schiller sort of hinted at this last year when he was on my WWDC podcast. From iMore’s excellent transcript:
Gruber: watchOS, with a lower-case “w”. Are you trying to kill me?
Schiller: [laughs] It’s, um… I think it works really well. I think it’s nice, it’s ownable, it’s special…
I think, you’ll see. Give us time, we’ve been through many fun naming things. This is an easy one. There have been many fun naming things through the years — some very emotional, some very easy — and most of the time, when all’s said and done, you look back years later, people say “Yeah, you guys were right, it all made sense together.”
So I think we’re doing the right thing.
★ Wednesday, 30 March 2016