Gizmodo: “OS X is Going to Die Really Soon”

According to Gizmodo editor Jesus Diaz, the death of OS X is imminent. Diaz points to Apple’s leadership page as a “crystal clear sign” that the days of OS X are numbered. In the report, Diaz notes that are no references made to Apple executives for Mac or OS X technologies. The current Vice President of Software Engineering for the Cupertino-based company, Craig Federighi, is nowhere to be seen on this page. But his predecessors, Bertrand Serlet and Avie Tevanian, were both previously listed on this page during their tenures and held highly regarded positions within Apple. However, OS X isn’t going away entirely… 

Diaz tells us what we already knew for several months: Apple has recognized the success of iOS on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and will continue to bridge the gap between iOS and OS X to create one unified operating system across all of its devices. This is a transition process that Apple has already started with OS X Mountain Lion, which is slated for release late this summer. OS X Mountain Lion brings several iOS features to desktops and notebooks such as Messages for Mac, Notification Center, Notes, Reminders, Game Center, AirPlay mirroring, and Twitter integration.


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