It’s the same with SMS, with the messages being passed to iMessage, similar to how Android now links up with Google’s Hangouts app and shares the messages across systems.
We are confused over one thing with regards to OS X 10.10, and that’s the naming convention. We get the “Yosemite,” and we like that aspect, but if we’re really at OS X 10.10, wouldn’t that make previous numbers OS X 10.09, 10.08, and 10.07, and so on?
We’re checking with Apple to see how the company views decimal numbers, and in the meantime, we’ll get off our mathematical soapbox and go eat some lunch, realising that it’s probably easier for Apple to call this OS X 10.10 rather than OS X 11, which would imply a complete reinvention of the operating system, which isn’t what this is.
Rather, this version of Mac OS feels closer to a minor dot release, with updates and design shifts aimed at increasing productivity and bringing together more of what people expect a computer to do, instead of remaking the wheel, which a new operating system number would imply.
Those of you keen to test it out will be able to do so ahead of everyone from today if you have access to the Mac Developer Program, and Apple is even launching a beta program called the OS X Beta Program, which will provide the latest release of OS X (10.10) for people keen to see what the fuss is ahead of everyone else, though it’s limited to the first million people who sign up.
Outside of developers, expect a release date of “Spring” in Australia, with a price of free. Yosemite National Park’s Twitter account was quick to point out that you can enjoy it now — the real Yosemite, that is — and that it looks even better in real life (though Australians will need a plane ticket to get over and see it for themselves).
We invite you to check out Yosemite’s natural operating system. We’re good on a computer, but unmatched in person! pic.twitter.com/ZjTJO74tdQ
— Yosemite National Pk (@YosemiteNPS) June 2, 2014