More ‘macOS’ rebranding evidence discovered on Apple’s developer website

By , Jun 8, 2016


More evidence has surfaced that Apple is planning to rebrand OS X to macOS in the near future. As noted by MacRumors, a reference to the name-change has been spotted on a developer FAQ page outlining the new App Store revenue sharing policies.

The news follows a March sighting of a macOS reference hidden inside OS X code, and a similar slip-up in April on Apple’s website. The change has long been speculated about, as it would bring the desktop OS in line with its younger platform siblings.

Here’s the latest reference, as seen on the iTunes Connect Resources and Help page, under the section titled ‘When will I earn 85% of my auto-renewable subscription’s price?’

After a subscriber completes one year of paid service of your auto-renewable subscription, you automatically receive 85% of the subscription price, minus applicable taxes, on the subscriber’s subsequent renewals. Service level changes within a subscription group do not interrupt days of paid service. 

The ability to earn 85% takes effect in June 2016 for subscription renewals occurring after that date. iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS apps are eligible.

While this seemingly confirms the impending rebranding, we won’t know for sure until it happens. Luckily, we don’t have long to wait to find out. Apple is expected to talk about the future of all of its software platforms at the WWDC keynote on Monday.

Source: MacRumors

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  • I can’t believe it took Apple this long. I’ve been calling it macOS ever since Apple “introduced” iOS back in 2010.

    • Anonymous

      Lol you have, perhaps they got the idea from one of your post! ; )

    • Michael Hulet

      For what it’s worth, it was officially “Mac OS” since 1.0. They only transitioned to “OS X” with 10.9 Mavericks in 2013

      • BlackSheep_dsg

        It was called System to 7.2 then it change to Mac OS 8

  • BlackSheep_dsg

    this isn’t new Mac OS was called Mac OS ages ago; Mac OS 9 and below

  • Adil Hussain

    Apple has actually updated the text to read Mac OS X. It was a typo -_-

    • J3ff

      or was it o.O

  • Srujan Mishra

    Off topic- did anyone stumble to read at the following line, “Luckily, we don’t have long to wait to find out.”? I did. Please change it to, “Luckily, we don’t have to wait too long to find out.” Just saying!