by Brent Dirks
July 23, 2014
Following up on a report regarding iOS 8 and the next-generation iPhone, 9to5Mac has some more interesting information about OS X Yosemite and a line of new Macs. Even though Yosemite and iOS 8 are designed to work together in a number of situations, the site says the new version of OS X will arrive for the public in late October on the Mac App Store. The gold master will apparently land earlier in the month. Apple is also planning to introduce some interesting new hardware, including a 12-inch MacBook and a 4K iMac or standalone monitor. Here’s more from the report:
The new MacBook will include a Retina Display that is approximately 12-inches diagonally and it will include a much thinner and slightly lighter aluminum body, the sources said. Apple believes that this new Retina MacBook will be a significant step forward in the laptop industry, and it is currently unclear if Apple will label this machine as a smaller MacBook Pro, a new MacBook Air, or as an entirely new line. Analysts and foreign forum postings previously indicated that Apple is developing a new 12-inch MacBook. While it is possible Apple will market the aforementioned 4K desktop as a “Retina” machine, the technology for true pixel-doubling of the current 27-inch iMac and Thunderbolt Display’s 2560 x 1440 resolution is not ready for market.The new hardware will apparently be marketed in tandem with the major design changes in Yosemite. As for the long-rumored “iWatch,” the site believes it will be introduced sometime in October. Back in May, Apple’s Eddy Cue said that “we’ve got the best product pipeline that I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple.” And this fall is quickly shaping up to be a big one for Apple. For other news today, see: Foursquare launches new design and logo as check-ins end this week, Report: CNN App for iPhone has a security flaw that exposes login info, and FiftyThree's Pencil stylus now works with more than just Paper.