Apple's OS X Mac software is expected to get a big update this week at the company's WorldWide Developer's Conference, and it's expected to get another California-centric name.
Keeping in line with the state-specific theme that first popped up in OS X 10.9 Mavericks (named after a popular surfing locale), the next-generation desktop operating system could be named after California's Yosemite National Park — if banners at the event space are any indication.
The news comes as workers at the Moscone West center in San Francisco has been hanging banners that feature "X" (for the OS X release) and "8" (for the iOS 8 release).
Appearing behind the "X" banner is a well-known rock face called El Capitan in Yosemite, according to a 9to5Mac.com report. El Cap might sound like a silly name for an operating system, but Apple has reportedly trademarked that name too, so it could be fair game.
Last year, Apple made OS X Mavericks available for free for all Apple computers back to 2007. It was the first time in nine iterations that the company steered away from giving the new software a cat-themed name. In the past, names have ranged from Cheetah and Jaguar to Mountain Lion.
According to 9to5Mac, OS X 10.10 will have a major visual redesign. In fact, members of the iOS user-interface team have reportedly been pulled in to help with the new OS X design.