by Jason Snell
What’s in a name: Could it be macOS?
Over on Macworld this week I’m back on the subject of Apple OS name Kremlinology, specifically wondering if Apple might be changing the name of OS X to Apple OS or macOS next year.
Back in May I made a modest proposal for Apple to change OS X back to Mac OS and abandon the X once and for all. It was a plea, not a prediction-which is a good thing, because it didn’t happen.
Then again, we’ve got another year before iOS 9 and OS X meet like gunfighters crossing paths in an old west town at high, er, ten. It could still happen.
But since I wrote that column, I’ve heard from a lot of people who have coalesced around a different concept for the future of how Apple’s platforms are labeled. And at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, we got a few clues about what Apple might be thinking.
So let’s play the name game!