Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2016 05:59 UTC
Mac OS X

It's widely expected at this point that Apple will rebrand Mac OS X to simply 'macOS' next week at WWDC, but hidden in today's announcements regarding the App Store was yet another hint at the change. In a FAQ from on the iTunes Connect website, Apple mistakenly refers to Mac OS X as 'macOS,' again prematurely hinting at the change.

I like dropping the X, but I really dislike Apple's terrible use of case. iOS is horrible enough, but tvOS, watchOS and macOS look absolutely dreadful, each a stumbling block in any sentence they appear in. Nobody with any sense of style or legibility would abuse case like that.

Not at all unlike those people who style it as 'OSnews' instead of the obviously correct and only way to style it, namely 'OSNews'. Yes, this is an internal struggle over here, and yes, this stuff matters.

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RE[2]: Comment by wigry
by tonyyeb on Thu 9th Jun 2016 13:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by wigry"
tonyyeb
Member since:
2007-12-02

Shouldn't macOS have to be rebranded computerOS then aswell?


Not really:

tvOS is for Apple TV
watchOS is for Apple Watch
phoneOS would be for Apple iPhone

So that means macOS would be for Apple Macs. They are all computers at heart in some shape or form.

Edited 2016-06-09 13:32 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by wigry
by Chrispynutt on Thu 9th Jun 2016 13:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by wigry"
Chrispynutt Member since:
2012-03-14

Nope, iPad and iPod Touch too.

Thats why its iOS = iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

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RE[4]: Comment by wigry
by tonyyeb on Thu 9th Jun 2016 14:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by wigry"
tonyyeb Member since:
2007-12-02

Nope, iPad and iPod Touch too.

Thats why its iOS = iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch


Sorted...

padOS
podOS

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RE[4]: Comment by wigry
by BlueofRainbow on Thu 9th Jun 2016 17:47 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by wigry"
BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

How about the iMac?

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