Apple is changing its naming nomenclature toward California-themed names, with OS X 10.9 dubbed "Mavericks" after an undersea rock formation that produces big waves near Half Moon Bay, Calif. There have been nine OS X versions named after big cats. The latest was Mountain Lion, released last year. The new version will include more than 200 new features.
Apple continues its trend of bringing features from iOS to OS X as a way to unify the experience, including the addition of a new Maps app. Some notable new features include Finder Tags and Tabs, enhanced multidisplay support, and iCloud Keychain for password management.
The company is also bringing its iBooks app to the Mac, for e-book purchasing and reading. Mavericks will be available for download this fall, and no pricing was disclosed.
-- Material from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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