by Brent Dirks
April 24, 2014
Even though we know the name of the next version of OS X, 10.10, will be California-related in some way, French site Consomac (via MacRumors) has tracked down some likely possibilities. Late last year, Yosemite Research Company LLC, registered in corporation-friendly Delaware, filled a trademark for Yosemite, Redwood, and Mammoth. The first two are famous national parks in California while the latter is a well-known mountain in the eastern part of the state. Another shell company located in Delaware, Company Coast Research LLC, also registered for three other trademarks – California, Big Sur, and Pacific. The next version of OS X, version 10.10, is widely expected to be previewed at WWDC 2014. The opening keynote is scheduled for Monday, June 2. Whatever the final name of OS X 10.10 turns out to be, it is widely expected to take on some of the flatter and simpler design cues that highlighted iOS 7. This is the second piece of big trademark-related news that has come to light this week. On Tuesday, it was reported that Apple is probably registering the iWatch name under a similar shell corporation – Brightflash LLC. The long-rumored device is expected to be unveiled sometime later this year. Before the iPad arrived in 2010, Apple used a similar method to secure a trademark for the device with a shell company named IP Application Development.