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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6 Comments on “What's Next with the Apple OS X”

  1. 1 Patrick Braga said at 8:03 am on September 5th, 2009:

    I’d figure that Lion would come before White Lion, as happened to Leopard and Snow Leopard.

  2. 2 loomingtech said at 3:09 pm on September 5th, 2009:

    Interesting take. The only reason I would say white lion is first is because I think Apple would like to finish up the cat names with the cat perceived as the top.

  3. 3 Keith Schmidt said at 11:09 am on September 8th, 2009:

    OSX Ocelot will be reserved for the Kennedy family, so that there will be an ocelot in camelot.

  4. 4 Tom B said at 11:51 am on September 8th, 2009:

    Lion of Judah; a reggae-themed OS.

  5. 5 neil said at 3:31 am on September 9th, 2009:

    Dudelets. First off, photo: I’ve known snow leopards and that sir, is no snow leopard.

    White lion? That’s a color morph, not a distinct species.

    Likewise, they’ve already done Puma so what is the point of Cougar, unless they are making some sort of demographic play for sexually promiscuous peri-menopausal women?

    Neofelis is pretty freeking bomb-ass and there is really no reason not to go that direction.

    But there are loads of other options yet. And how did Serval and Caracal not make the cut, when marbled cat did? Weak.

  6. 6 loomingtech said at 7:18 am on September 9th, 2009:

    Good points!

    -First off, you are correct. That is not a snow leopard, rather a different cat, and perhaps the next Apple box.
    -White Lion is not a distinct species. However, I was not aware that Apple made a point only to use the names of distinct species. And since the release of Snow Leopard, it has been apparent that they may be moving in a big update small update pattern.
    -I agree that the Neofelis will have a good chance.
    -Great suggestions for other names.

    Thanks for the insight!

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