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UI and print designer, former ad creative—which is a quite odd mix but it feeds me and pays concert tickets, it’s fine. I write short stories and plays, on the side. OCD about things that matter.
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See my reply to LastMinuteMike. I would probably switch to the legacy desktop right away, but having a “Springboard” on the Mac would be awesome for normals. Some people would probably freak out for a minute or two, but it would be for the better of the less trained.
Also: giving iOS a Dock more similar to the one from OS X and bringing Launchpad on the Desktop would give Apple de facto UI consistency between their two platforms. Put a switch to allow apps only in full screen mode in System Preferencies and you have completed the iOS–ification of OS X, without any harm done to “power users” and their tools.
Launchpad is of zero use right now, existing as a separate launcher—but make it the main UI “landing screen” and it would become huge for less tech–savvy users. I wouldn’t like it, but I think it’s something Apple wants very much to do.
If memory serves me right, NeXTSTEP never had a Desktop where the user could put files to begin with. The feature was introduced in the OS X 10.0 for consistency with the Classic Mac OS.
1. Much more powerful Notification Center. Each notification can be activated and invokes a Quick Compose/Reply akin to BiteSMS and the stock Share widget. Developers are free to build all sorts of popups to answer their notifications.
2. New Lock Screen. Less chrome to let the wallpaper stand out more, and draggable, swipeable, actionable notifications, grouped together as cards. App shortcuts may be present.
3. Revamped Share functionality, catch up to Intents. Each app can have interaction popups similar to the new NC ones.
4. New Multitasking UI and Springboard. The multitasking tray is killed off and recent apps live in a new scrollable 2D Dock in Springboard, which will work more like the Dock on the Mac.
5. Revival! iCloud Soup–like document management. All documents and databases live mashed together in iCloud, and every app can access all of them (after user consent). Each app gets to present files as the developers want, and users get a more streamlined file management experience. Goodbye silos.
6. Huge update for Spotlight. Searches iCloud “soups,” and can work as a text–only Siri.
7. Core apps and services update. Better Maps, new Mail, Calendar and Phone. New Facetime app.
OS X 10.9 is huge. Big update to all core apps, tabbed Finder, iCloud “soups,” Maps for the Mac. Ships by default with Launchpad as the Desktop, with a preference to get the legacy setup.
Haswell Macbooks. No Retina on the Air this year.
New Mac Pro …and it looks like an updated Cube!