Friday, June 10th, 2016

Apple fortuitously revealed a biggest surprise planned for WWDC 2016

Narada Desk | June 10, 2016 4:21 pm Print
FAQ is the Villain here :D No, its not about Siri updation!
Apple just did a mistake by being so honest  in a Frequently Asked Questions webpage for app subscriptions. And its about upcoming OS X rebrandingLater they corrected the mistake , referred to the Apple desktop operating system as macOS, rather than OS X.According to 9To5Mac, Apple has previously used the macOS moniker on OS X framework and environmental webpages – before realising and deleting its mistakes.

Apple branded its desktop operating system OS X because it followed Mac OS 9. OS X has been preinstalled on all Apple computers since 2002.

Apart from the name change, the headline addition to macOS will be Siri integration.


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