Apple has unveiled its next version of the OS X platform designed to improve battery life and power management.
The OS X Mavericks update, which is set for release in the Fall, will sport a new version of Safari as well as several new power management components.
Among the new features will be a series of updates to the Finder platform. The update will include the addition of tabbed navigation of files and folders as well as the ability to add tags to files for search and organisation.
The company is also looking to add management features to help maximise battery life. Among the tools will be App Nap, a tool which will allow OS X to minimise battery usage when an application is not being displayed.
Mavericks also marks a change in naming convention from Apple. Since its first updates, Apple has chosen to use cat names (such as Mountain Lion) to name its releases. In choosing the Mavericks beach as its latest code name, the company will officially transition to local landmarks to mark new versions of OS X.
“We did not want to be the first software in history to be delayed due to a dwindling supply of cats,” joked Apple senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi.
“The answer was really obvious, it is those places that inspire us here in California.”
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