New WWDC Banners Suggest OS X 10.10 Could Be Called ‘Yosemite’

The final banners are going up at San Francisco’s Moscone West for WWDC 2014, and they might give us a hint of what we can expect during the keynote address on Monday. One in particular spied by The Verge features El Capitan, the famed granite monolith in California’s Yosemite Valley, leading to speculation that the next version of Mac OS X could be called “Yosemite.”

Alternatively, the next iteration of Apple’s desktop operating system could be called “El Cap,” based on the discovery of a string of trademark filings Apple made in association with OS X (via MacRumors). The picture seems to point to Yosemite, but it could easily end up being named Sequoia, Mojave, Sonoma, or Ventura. All named were filed in Trinidad and Tobago in March by a company that’s reportedly associated with Apple.

Source: The Verge

Other names trademarked in the past include Redwood, Mammoth, California, Big Sur, and Pacific, Diablo, Miramar, Rincon, El Cap, Redtail, Condor, Grizzly, Monterey, Tiburon, Farallon, Skyline, Shasta, and Sierra. The naming convention marks the continuation of the tradition started with last year’s Mavericks, named after the well-known surfing beach south of San Francisco.

Trademark filings for “healthbook” and “healthkit” also appeared, but it’s not immediately certain if these are related to Apple’s rumored health app for iOS 8.

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