While iOS 7 and OS X will not be merging anytime soon, it seems that at least in terms of visuals, there will be some kind of unification. According to a report from 9to5Mac, they claim that the upcoming OS X 10.10, which has been given the codename “Syrah”, will take some design cues from iOS 7 and feature a flatter look compared to OS X Mavericks. However it should be noted that the visual changes will not be as dramatic as compared to iOS 6 to iOS 7, presumably because they don’t want their users to be completely thrown off by the new look which was one of the problems that Microsoft faced when they introduced Windows 8 to new users upgrading from older versions of Windows.
It is unclear as to what else we might expect from OS X 10.10 or when we can look forward to it being announced and released, but assuming Apple is keeping to an annual release cycle, chances are we might see it towards the later part of 2014. The folks at MacRumors have also reported seeing low levels of activity from devices running on OS X 10.10, although that is unsurprising given that Apple is probably working on it already and it could be in its early development stages. In any case what do you guys think? Would you be interested in a flatter OS X?
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