Rumors today are suggesting that the next OS X update, 10.9 “Cabernet” will borrow various features from iOS, including a “power-user” enhancement, in what is likely to be a tweak update rather than an operating system overhaul.
OS X 10.9 will feature major enhancements to its Finder feature, such as tags and tabbed browsing. There will also be a new Safari web browser, with a reconfigured backend to speed up page loading.
According to 9to5 Mac, OS X 10.9 will focus more on “system fundamentals”, rather than the more feature-adding focused Mountain Lion update. Reports last year had suggested that OS X 10.9 would feature full Siri functionality, although whether that will become a reality remains unclear. One other feature speculated over is improvements to multiple monitor setups, which currently do not allow full screen apps to run on multiple displays. Apple has acknowledged this downfall in the current OS X, but again, the full scale of Apple’s attempt at addressing the problem is yet to be established.
OS X 10.9 is predicted for a summer release, and will be announced alongside iOS 7 at WWDC in June.
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