Newsletter Issue #759: OS X Yosemite and iOS 8: The Feature List Never Ends

June 16th, 2014

Maybe it’s all due to the fact that Apple has relaxed the formerly severe developer NDA. Now, they are essentially free to talk about the new OS versions being tested, so long as they don’t post reviews or screenshots. Well, that hasn’t stopped some from posting screenshots anyway. Besides, some members of the media got copies to write about, so it’s not as if there’s much that will remain hidden.

So it’s not surprising that a whole lot of juicy tidbits have appeared since the WWDC keynote on June 2. At a time where you wondered how Apple might find another 200 new features or enhancements to tout, it appears that the list has soared way beyond that. I just wonder whether Apple will put an absolute number on them, or just let you add ’em all up for yourselves.

As I wrote this column, in fact, someone posted a picture of the About This Mac window from Yosemite. It’s possible it’ll change between now and the expected October release date, but still it’s clear Apple has gone to a prettier, more informative interface. You can find several new features here at a single glance, and there are no doubt others so far undiscovered.

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