Apple’s Redesigned macOS Name, Images, Reportedly Found On Servers Before WWDC

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Features of upcoming products appear to hold a higher risk of escaping to the public eye mere days before they’re slated for rollout. For instance, just a day before Samsung’s Galaxy S9 debuted, the company accidentally made its teaser available for all to view on YouTube.

While looking through Apple’s servers just a couple of days ahead of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), renowned developer Steven Troughton-Smith stumbled upon footage of what might be the next macOS version.

The 28-second clip supposedly reveals Xcode—Mac’s development environment—being launched on the upcoming macOS 10.14, and hints at a dark mode. While the current version of macOS has a partial dark option that dims the dock and top menu bar, this new version apparently includes a dark mode for the entire interface.

It also shows an Apple News icon in the dock, suggesting that the app might soon be available for Mac computers.

Quite notably, the wallpaper peeking out in the background is believed to be an image of the Mojave Desert in California. ‘Mojave’ is one of Apple’s trademarked names for future macOS versions, and recent Apple filings indicate it could be the brand’s choice name for 10.14.

WWDC 2018 takes place between 4 and 6 June. Meanwhile, preview screenshots of the alleged macOS update below.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Xcode 10 on macOS 10.14. Dark Appearance, Apple News, App Store w/ video previews

— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) June 2, 2018

[via MacRumors, video via Xcode Video, images via various sources]


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