24 May 2019
Apple is expected to announce the new updates to its major operating systems, including the macOS at the upcoming WWDC event. Recently the tech publication 9to5Mac offered some exclusive screenshots of iOS 13 and now it is throwing screenshots of Music and TV apps on macOS 10.15. The screenshots show what the new Music and TV apps are going to look like on macOS. The tech publication cites the people involved in the development and shares the screenshot with everyone.
Both the Music and TV apps have a similar design language, with a gray sidebar listing sections of content. There are colorful sidebar icons on both the apps which actually use tint colors and have a drop shadow. Continuous color gradient flows from top to bottom and looks quite attractive compared to those monochrome icons that are common in sidebars in previous versions of macOS. Also, the Search bar has been moved to the sidebar which integrates both Apple Music and categories as well as the user’s local Music library, inherited from iTunes.
The new TV app, on the other hand, has a different approach which matches to what the new Books app shows. It uses a toolbar at the top for the “Watch Now”, “Movies”, “TV Shows”, “Kids”, and “Library” sections and each section has its own sidebar with further categories of content.
In other related news, it’s speculated that the official name of the next major macOS update which is the macOS 10.15 could be a California-related theme. Note here that Apple moved to California-themed names for its Mac operating systems with OS X Mavericks back in 2013. So, this tidbit doesn't come as a surprise but the tech publication MacRumors which covers everything about Apple is taking a recap of what is already available and analyzing it again so as to let you know the possible names of the macOS 10.15.
Back in April, 19 trademarks got identified and it was reported that Apple might be using a pair of shell companies to protect the names in anticipation of future OS X releases. Several of these names, including Yosemite, Sierra, and Mojave, have been used by Apple, while the remaining ones are yet to be put to use. And this comes as a piece of evidence that upcoming updates will get the names which are mentioned in the trademarks.
Notably, over five years have passed and many trademarks seem to have been abandoned, maybe due to some unsaid yet legal reasons. MacRumors reports that only four of them are remaining. These are Mammoth, Monterey, Rincon, and Skyline. The reason why Mammoth seems to be the name of the next macOS update is that the trademark application for the same has just been approved. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the registration for Mammoth and published it.
Other names have their trademarked applied and granted a long time back. One of them has until August of this year to prove the name is actively being used. And for the final Skyline, the owner has until March 2021 to prove the use of Skyline in commerce.
So, it’s possible that Apple could use Mammoth name for its next major upgrade of macOS. However, don’t rely on it as the decisions are entirely on the company and it can change them anytime.