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Next month Apple is going to conduct its annual developers event. At WWDC 2014 it is expected to unveil OS X 10.10 and iOS 8, two major updates for its desktop and mobile software. Apparently the emphasis will be on OS X 10.10 during the keynote as the software is expected to get a major redesign, similar to what iOS got when Apple first unveiled iOS 7 last year.

Naturally Apple would want to promote the major change as much as it possibly can, so its possible that the next OS X update will hog the spotlight. 9to5mac reports that the company has been diverting resources from the iOS user interface team to the OS X team just to get the software’s design ready in time for WWDC 2014.

Some of the user interface changes include sharper window corners, toggle designs similar to iOS 7, more defined icons system-wide as well as more white space than OS X Mavericks. It is not known right now what Apple plans on calling the next major OS X update. Last year it moved away from big cats and adopted a naming scheme inspired by California.

As far as iOS 8 is concerned it is expected to bring any major design changes. However the new software might mark the start of Apple’s journey in mobile fitness tracking. Several new applications are also expected to be released, including but not limited to a standalone app for iTunes Radio. The report claims that work on iOS 8.1 has already started over at Cupertino, and its possible that some of the changes that were first intended to be packaged into iOS 8.0 might be pushed back for iOS 8.1.

As always Apple has decided not to comment on rumors and speculation. We won’t know for sure exactly what’s going on over at One Infinite Loop, though one things is for sure though, it will definitely have new software to show off come WWDC 2014. Just one month to go.

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