OS X 10.10 UI leak (Notification Center 001)

Earlier this morning, someone has posted a set of alleged OS X 10.10 screenshots on Reddit only to pull them soon after.

In researching the authenticity of the purported photos, MacRumors has been able to dig up a few interesting tidbits concerning Apple’s design direction for the next major update to its desktop operating system powering Macs.

The original photos have been removed since at the request of the original poster. We can’t vouch for their authenticity and are reposting them here for entertainment purposes…

For starters, as noted by MacRumors editor Eric Slivka, it would seem that OS X 10.10 has borrowed the iOS 7 Control Center in the form of the translucent pane which slides out from the left side of the screen, in a similar manner the Notification Center slides out from the right side of the screen.

Based on the author’s research and the images he’s been privately shown, Control Center in OS X 10.10 is said to collate features like About This Mac and System Preferences and offer handy shortcuts such as Airplane Mode and the Do Not Disturb feature, currently available by pulling down on the Notification Center.

Below those are buttons with drop down menu functionality for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth along with a screen brightness slider, followed by audio controls that include the ability to display album art.

The next section includes a volume slider, as well as AirDrop and AirPlay buttons. At the very bottom of the pane is a set of four buttons that appear to be for system sleep, log out, restart, and shutdown.

The Notification Center has been revamped, too.

As evidenced on the screenshot top of post, the feature is now reminiscent of the Today view on the iOS 7 Notification Center and sports a large date at the top, a timeline Calendar view, a section for Weather information and a Stocks section.

A subtly different Safari browser seemingly includes the blank page design like on the iPad.

OS X 10.10 UI leak (Safari 001)

The toolbar buttons appear flatter than on Mavericks.

OS X 10.10 UI leak (Safari 002)

Spotlight seems to have been given a thorough rethinking.

Like the popular productivity application Alfred, the Spotlight search box can now reportedly appear anywhere on the screen, based on the position of the mouse cursor.

OS X 10.10 UI leak (Spotlight 001)

Notice the integrated QuickLook functionality, like on Mavericks and previous OS X releases.
As for the Dock:

Visible in all four photos is the Dock, which does away with the current “shelf” motif in favor of a translucent strip as on iOS. The vast majority of the app icons appear unchanged, with the most obvious exception being the Finder icon, which does away with the current background but keeps the iconic double face line drawing.

Again, the photos have been removed at the request of the poster, who claims to have taken them himself on March 24 at Apple headquarters in Cupertino.

Both the source post and the poster’s account have been pulled, but not quick enough as I was able to save the photos before their removal.

OS X 10.10 should be previewed during the WWDC keynote today under the code-name of “Yosemite”, after the Yosemite national park in the United States.

The keynote starts today at 10am PT / 1pm ET.

OS X 11 concept (image 002, Andrew Ambrosino)
iOS 7-inspired OS X concept by Andrew Ambrosino.

Apple will live stream the event through its homepage, to Mac/Windows PCs, the Apple TV media-streaming box and on iOS devices, using it’s QuickTime technology.

iDownloadBlog will be providing ongoing coverage of the announcements as they happen, as well as analysis, opinion and other tidbits throughout the day.

See also: our recap of what to expect from Apple’s keynote.

  • Just a couple more hours till we know for sure!!!

  • jp2002

    so iOS7y, with old icons

  • Jamie Tilden

    I really hope they change the icons though.

  • Ampe

    They ruined OS X too πŸ™

  • David Gitman

    Lol I posted it here a few hours ago

  • If it will be like this s***, this is the good time I move to Windows! πŸ˜€

    • The OS itself wont change, just the UI a bit.. so you use OSX for the way it looks?

    • furetmalicieux

      Same troll as Android’s ”Time to change type of guy” that need aproval.. Sad

    • Stephen Hagans

      Right because it’s pure aesthetics that keep people using mac…. lol.

    • John

      Bye bye then.

  • Adham

    Don’t get your hopes up too much people… everyone was saying this is fake + 9to5mac has already mentioned they got hold of these images months ago. Just wait today and see what it really is.

    • John

      Voice of reason and logic…and patience.
      Good work mate.

  • jp2002

    Flat is good. But too much of gaussian blur is gonna take a lot of cpu cycles, making it more laggy especially on macbook pros.

  • Foellarbear

    Those icons need to be changed immediately if that’s the final version.

  • Osama Muhammed

    that doesnt look right, i think ill stick with 10.9

    • Niki Nikolaev

      me too thats ugly as hell

      • Osama Muhammed

        its just some desperate guy who turned his room lights off to take photos with samsung blurry camera

      • -1 What does that have to do with what he is talking about?

  • TM

    Pretty much proven to be fake. Wait a few more hours.

  • Darren

    “iPa” “10 PM PT/ 1 PM PT” Because that make’s sense ;P lol

  • I really hope they don’t take away the dock..

  • Abbas

    I so wish it looks like the concept pictured above. would absaf..kinglotly love that…

  • jack

    1pm ET. Great Article!

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    So ios8 will be shown off today?

  • iOops

    For me, 12:00am June 3 will be the keynote – cannot wait! Got a bottle of gin & rum, and waiting to celebrate. Feels like new years actually.

  • Jason Baroni

    This may look as the original design, but they would not release it wihout redesigning the icons. You guys go talkin’ like it is official. The blog is just pointing to leaks, not real screencaps. You can barely see the machine on these pics

  • Stephen Hagans

    I’m actually pretty disappointed if these are real. (even though I believe they’re from March). The same old icons……… Lets hope there has been some significant design changes.

  • Johnny

    OSX Yosemite

    • Damian

      Ivy is that you

  • β˜…LEA – MILEY – DEMIβ˜…

    I hope it’s fake..

  • rockdude094

    This shit is like windows 8.. More flat crap

  • Tonka Thor

    WTF! I like the way it looks now to be honest. Why would you replace something that is great with something that is mediocre at best.

  • Andrew Roth

    The stream actually won’t work on Windows. It requires OS X.

    • Damian

      Lol that’s funny

  • Andrew Roth

    None of the icons seem to be changed at all… Fake.

  • sriram varadarajulu

    No.. What are they doing?? Not the dock!! Why the dock? Not the dock.. Noooooo!!! And all that unnecessary transparency.. That’s gonna reduce the battery life πŸ™

  • John Tremendol

    please correct your post. it says apple will live stream the event through its homepage, to Mac/Windows PCs, but live stream is not available on pc.

  • Welcome to Windows 8.

  • vista980622

    Now confirmed! It’s real…