What's Next with the Apple OS X

Posted: September 4th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Foreshadowing | Tags: , , , | 6 Comments »

If you ever look up the names of all of the different cats you will find the following. A) The over arching category is Felidae. B) There are a ton of cats in the Felidae family. C) The entire list can be found here.

Why am I bringing this up? Because Apple uses the Felidae family to name its OS releases and it seems to be running out. Here is what I think the future will bring.

First of all, here are the possible names left (and by possible, I mean names that Apple would not be ashamed to use):

  • White Lion
  • Lion
  • Wild Cat
  • Cougar
  • Lynx
  • Ocelot
  • Marble Cat
  • Clouded Leopard

Now, here is my impression of what the future of the Apple OS will be.

Wild Cat– Expanding the features of Snow Leopard and beginning to integrate the iPhone OS with the Tablet OS and OS X. You can see that Apple is trying to make the entire Apple world come together. This OS will do the trick.

Clouded Leopard– Likely? Maybe, but most likely under a different name to prevent too much cheesiness, Clouded Leopard will be Apple’s take on Cloud OS. With Google coming in with the Chrome OS, an entry in cloud operating systems, Microsoft and Apple will have to enter the race.

White Lion– Introducing brand new awesome tech. This OS will feature full functioning touch integration to use on the tablet, iPhone and laptops. Input will also include voice and touch (drawing and hand writing recognition). With the newest MacBook Pros, you can use the track pad to draw Chinese characters. Apple is on the road to hand writing integration.

Lion– The final, most polished of the Cats. This will most likely be like Snow Leopard with the amount of features and pricing. After all, this will be the “service pack” of White Lion.

What do you think will happen when there are no more cat names? What other animals do you think represent Apple? What other animals have plenty of varieties? Dogs? Do you think it will be animal? What about plants? Let us know your thoughts on the future of the Apple OS in the comments.

Photo: Durotriges

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Apple: The SD Card Prediction

Posted: August 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Foreshadowing | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

I religiously watch the Apple keynotes. I love Apple. And I love their latest decision to add SD card slots to MacBook Pros. After all, SD seems to be the winner in photography storage, and many photographers have MacBook Pros. But the idea of  Apple adding SD card slots sprung my live imagination into overdrive. Take a look at what it came up with.

Now that we have SD card slots in MacBook Pros, it won’t surprise you that I think that new announcements for refreshed Mac Pros and iMacs will include SD card slots. It’s obvious that Apple thinks that these are the future.

What about the larger picture? What schemes do you think are hatching in the mind of Apple? How about changing the default method of distributing software from CDs to SD cards? That would be pretty radical and game changing. And a pain for older computers. The next OS X on a SD Card? Maybe. And with the application of booting off of the SD card slot, there are even more possibilities.

How about SD cards? Who uses SD cards? Photographers. In the past, some small rumors have circulated about an Apple camera. Is now the time that Apple will release one that uses SD? Very likely. But I find an Apple video camera more likely. Or both? Maybe Apple will be the first company to create a video and still camera that does well on both ends.

It could also be that Apple is coming up with it’s own version of the EyeFi. With that, customers who want GPS on there computers could add it. What do think? Do you think that the iPhone will have a SD card slot eventually? What other predictions did this article cause you to churn out? Let us know in the comments!loomingtech2

Photo: iulian nistea

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Apple. These ideas were sparked by news articles, Apple keynotes and my imagination.