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Reliable blogger Mark Gurman is stepping back from some of his earlier claims regarding rumored iOS 8 features like Healthbook and public transit in Maps.

Apparently, the blogger’s sources have had a change of heart, now cautioning that some of the headline features planned for iOS 8.0 (code-named ‘Okemo’) could be moved to iOS 8.1.

As a result, Apple could place a larger emphasis on the next major release of its desktop operating system for Macs, code-named ‘Syrah’ after the wine.

It is speculated that the company’s been allocating iOS user interface teams to OS X as Apple races to finalize a brand new OS X design in time for WWDC, which kicks off with a keynote on June 2

Gurman writes that the new OS X 10.10 design will incorporate some streamlining while borrowing more features and design cues from iOS 7, resulting in more white space between UI elements, “sharper” window corners and “more defined” icons across the system.

Familiar OS X features like the Finder, multi-window multitasking and Mission Control won’t be removed to make OS X look more like iOS, he writes.

As for iOS 8, some of the headline new features Gurman previously broke – such as Healthbook, an improved Maps app with public transit directions and a car-finding feature (as evidenced in an Apple patent), a standalone iTunes Radio app, VoLTE calling support, TextEdit and Preview apps and more – are said to have been potentially moved to iOS 8.1.

Again, assumedly because concurrent development of major new iOS and OS X versions has spread Apple’s development teams thin. Sources now claim that Apple is “still racing” to enable public transit directions in iOS 8 Maps in time for WWDC 2014, but at the same time cautiously point out that this feature is “certainly in the mix to potentially be pushed back.”

“Some significant changes” to iCloud are on the table as well, Gurman writes. He also corroborated Bloomberg’s earlier report calling for a Siri song identification feature in partnership with Shazam.

Other rather obvious highlights:

  • iOS 8 will leverage the A8 chip
  • The A8 processor will focus on power efficiency and overall performance
  • A “high-priority” iOS device that isn’t an iPhone is being worked on
  • A feature called “multi-resolution support” will improve compatibility of both App Store applications and the general iOS operating system across multiple new iOS device resolutions
  • The next Apple TV to take advantage of improved resolution support
  • The next Apple TV has been pushed back, though product development “is now a priority”
  • A thorough revamp of the Apple TV software in the works
  • Both the revamped Apple TV software and iOS 8.1 release could launch in tandem in late-2014 or early-2015

So, what do you guys make of this?

  • Linton Findlay

    Wouldn’t the next Mac OS just be Os XI not 10.10 as if you did basic maths you’d know that 10.10= 10.1

    • Leonard Wong

      Technically you are right to say that. However, Analytic log show OS X 10.10 so that’s why people believe it will be continue to called OS X instead of OS XI

    • Quang

      but in code name, 10.10 is not equal to 10.1
      Name is different from math…

      • Juan Miguel

        The code name is Syrah… 10.10 is the version. 10.10 = 10.1. He’s right. It shouldn’t be 10.10

  • omrishtam

    10.10? they said that 10.9 is the last in the os x 10 series, so it would probably be os x 11, or maybe OS XI

    • David Munch

      No, they never said that. No idea where you picked that up from.

      • omrishtam

        At the announcement if mavericks, that hair force one (which I forgot his name) said something like “we want that the name if the last version of Mac OS X will be remembered”

      • David Munch

        No, no one ever said that.

  • Leonard Wong

    Sounds like an interesting year for Apple. Especially the “high priority”” iOS device.
    Also, it does makes sense for Apple to spread things away

    • David Gitman

      maybe iWatch?

  • RarestName

    A feature called “multi-resolution support” will improve compatibility of both App Store applications and the general iOS operating system across multiple new iOS device resolutions

    They’re finally going to switch to standard resolutions on their phones!

    I mean, 1136×640 instead of 1280×720, really?

    • Leonard Wong

      I doubt they will switch to standard resolution like other OEMs.
      What I think they would do in lieu of the rumour, creating 2 new iPhone resolution and use this feature called “multi-resolution support” to automatically optimise the apps for the new resolution that will already optimised for 4 inch screen instead of placing 2 black borders.

      • RarestName

        FullForce? Sian.

      • Leonard Wong

        I believe that’s what Apple will do but of course time will tell.

    • chris125

      They probably are adding the multi-resolution support since they will be having a larger iPhone with a different screen resolution and try to make it easier on devs. They most likely will stick with their own resolution and not one of the “standard” ones.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    So nothing new in iOS 8..
    Apple : are you planning to release IOS 7 renamed as iOS 8 :O 😀 “Truly Revolutionary”

    • rockdude094

      Getting real tired of apples shit

  • Jeffrey

    how could this be?!?! i have never heard apple was going to push some main new ios features into a smaller update! ios 8 isn’t said to feature a lot of new features except for the maps and healthbook, and since those might be pushed to ios 8.1, there won’t be a lot of cool new features for ios 8… they could easily call it ios 7.2…

  • Martynet

    something is missing here 🙂

    • XboxOne

      This meme isn’t funny anymore. You over do it.

      • Martynet

        It’s always funny and it will be, forever…

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  • Tony

    Wow that doesn’t sound good at all to delay a ton of products. It’s one thing to delay a one or two but all of these are pretty major apple forefront products that are taking a backseat. Hopefully it’s for the best.

  • Siddhant gujarathi

    iOS 6 looked better then iOS 7. For ex take a siri in iOS 6 what a interface it was.

    • XboxOne

      Not true. A change was needed.

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    So what the hell is gonna be in iOS 8? This is some bullshit if true.

  • jack

    Apple will drop a bomb with iPhone 6… Something like 2-day battery with heavy use…..

    • Hussain Alsanona

      I don’t think so!

    • Zawwu Zy

      They Won’t Since, They Are Making iPhone 6 So Thin :3

    • Rigs101

      Maybe a self destruct mode like somebody mentioned on here a while back to prevent iphone theft

    • chris125

      no they are going to drop it being “paper thin” as super revolutionary. Battery life takes a back seat to apple compared to how thin the device is.

  • ptmmac

    I do think this makes sense. Apple will be focusing on new hardware instead of new software. The roll out of 7 was huge and did lack some of the polish on 6. The bug rate doubled and that would hurt the brand if it continued. KISS is the right way to go if the finish quality is your most important asset.

  • Decio Arruda

    I was hoping they’d make OS XI, but I guess it makes more sense to just do a .1 update on OS X.
    I really wanted to see OS XI (11.0 for those dumb people)

  • Matt

    I don’t want OSX to look like iOS

  • Andrew Roth

    Okemo isn’t the real code name. It’s fake. You can even download the slightly edited version of 7.1 and install it on your device. The only reason it exists is to see who would leak it and who wouldn’t.

    • Niclas

      Okemo is the real code name…
      You cannot even install modified IPSW’s without a jailbreak.

      • Andrew Roth

        Couple months late. 🙂 Anyways, I did it with out a problem without a jailbreak.

      • Niclas

        I know it’s an old article but it’s better to have the correct info anyway.
        To be clear, you can’t modify an IPSW and put it on a A5+ device.

      • Andrew Roth

        Well I guess I’m magic then because I’ve done it a few times alread.

      • Niclas

        To be even more clear, you cannot do this = > IOS5.
        End of story.

      • Andrew Roth

        To be even more clear, I did on an iPod Touch 5G running iOS 7. Did it ever occur to you that since it was official software that wasn’t even going to mean anything big if it was leaked because it was fake they were signing it in iTunes thus making it possible?

        You’re talking to somebody who knows lots of people at Apple. They sometimes give out fake hardware and software to see who could be trusted with the real deal. That’s what this was.

      • Niclas

        Sorry it doesn’t matter if you know the pope himself.
        Whatever you think you have done with a “fake” version of an ipsw, it has not happened.
        If you could (witch you can’t) show me the “edited” 7.1 ipsw and it was real, I’d trust you.
        Unfortunately that won’t happen because it doesn’t exist.

      • Andrew Roth

        No, I would imagine knowing the pope wouldn’t really mean much when it comes to iOS 8 seeing as that he has absolutely nothing to do with tech. So now you’re not only denying what I did, but facts that were made publicly available… wow. That’s a new level of not having a clue what you’re talking about. I could show you the file, but it would be pointless since they’re not signing it any more since they’re no longer testing employees to see if they can be trusted with the real thing… Your argument is just going in circles though so I’m leaving. Have a nice day. 🙂

      • Niclas

        Sorry for having too much clue for you, can’t say that I’m suprised…

        No, knowing the pope would give you as much inside info as any apple emplyer.

        Weird they didn’t tell about okemo but told about “secret” ipsws… That no one would even care about since they where “slightly edited” v7.1.

        Of corse you couldn’t, but no worries, over and out.

      • Andrew Roth

        Chill. You’re getting way to upset about this. Do you not believe that Apple sometimes gives their developers/designers fake hardware and software to see if they leak it? Of course they do. That’s not even what my sources told me, that’s a fact that has been confirmed by tons of people… Sorry if you don’t understand or are unwilling to be wrong…

      • Niclas

        There are no reports of it and based on your track record (okemo) your are not in a trusty position to claim things without extensive sources.

      • Andrew Roth

        Never mentioned… Only hundreds of headlines in January, a few books, UberFacts, and a few other sources… I guess my definition of never is a little different than your’s.

      • Niclas

        Still no sources… “Fake projects” does not equal to given fake ipsw’s and fake iPhones…

      • Andrew Roth

        What do you think Apple is working on exactly? Sending people to the moon in an Apple built space ship?? Of course it’s iPhones and iOS versions… I’m sure there’s OS X and Mac hardware as well… As far as sources just Google it you’ll get a few hundred…

      • Niclas

        LOL, you are hilarious!

      • Andrew Roth

        I don’t even know where to start with this comment… No, I don’t think that you need that, however it is very likely that those are things that they give to employees.

        I would give you a few hundred links but I have a blog and YouTube channel to run, a life to live, and Disqus doesn’t allow links so I can’t.

        There’s just as much evidence to say it’s real as there is to say it’s fake though. That is to say, basically none. Somebody who has “sources”, No leak EVER lists their sources so I have no idea why you keep expecting me to give out the names of people who would lose their jobs for leaking internal things…

        PS: I’m 15. I don’t drink and smoke and crap. I value my life.

      • Niclas

        No, they don’t.
        I rest my case.

  • Hussain Alsanona

    I don’t care about the name the most significant is the features

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