In the last quarter Apple has spent over $1bn on Research and Development, so they must be up to something good. This year we can expect to see the next version of OS X (10.9 – Lynx), and it’s going on track for development.
AppleInsider has been looking at Traffic logs and have found that OS X 10.9 has been appearing more frequently recently, with the number shooting up to thousands in January.
OS X typically gets released annually in July, so this one will likely be the same. Apple talked about OS X Mountain Lion on the 16th of February 2012, so maybe we’ll see confirmation this month. With increasing site visits, it’ll probably be this month.
The new version of OS X is likely to include Siri support and have Apple Maps built into the operating system. These two apps could work well in tandem – ie. “Siri, find me a coffee shop”, then get directions through Apple Maps. There might also be a 3D-like UI in OS X, or iOS based on the patents that Apple have applied for.
iCloud will probably get a update, since it was only introduced in OS X 10.8.