Given the fact that Apple has finished work on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, it doesn’t come as a surprise to see that work on the next round of updates has already begun at Cupertino.
Apple announced OS X 10.9 Mavericks earlier this year at the Worldwide Developers Conference. After a long, long time the company strayed away from its tradition of naming OS X releases after cats, such as Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard. OS X 10.9 brings over 200 new features for compatible Mac machines, despite the fact that OS X Mavericks GM build has been seeded, the update is yet to be released to the public. Apple is expected to roll it out later this month.
It was rumored earlier this week that perhaps work on OS X 10.10 had already begun, the successor to Mavericks which is going to be unveiled next year. Rumor has it that the OS is internally known as “Syrah,” which is basically a type of wine. The first internal seeding round of Syrah is said to have begun back in September, but apparently they have increased in frequency recently. At this point in time, OS X 10.10 builds are said to look identical to Mavericks, though it is expected that this OS update will bring design elements from iOS 7, the changes probably won’t be visible until Syrah is well under development.
The company is also said to be working on an OS X 10.9.1 update, despite the fact that OS X 10.9 is yet to be released to the anxious customers. This update is rumored to fix a number of bugs as well as bring the ability to block iMessage and FaceTime calls for select users.