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New Details About iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Revealed

Ever since Apple officially announced this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference, we have been counting down the days until the presentation of the next-generation iOS codenamed Okemo, according to information obtained by 9to5Mac.

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The software is said to continue the aesthetic Apple turned to with iOS 7 and focus on new app, service, and performance additions. Earlier last month, the same sources leaked information about Apple’s fitness and tracking efforts as well as its mapping solutions, which could finally lift the troubled Maps to Apple’s own standards.

Besides Healthbook — Apple’s ticket to the $3 trillion healthcare market — Maps, and iTunes Radio as a separate app, Apple is thinking about adding VoLTE, or Voice-over-LTE, support to its next-generation iPhone, reports Mark Gurman. This would bring benefits such as call quality. However, in the US only T-Mobile network currently supports VoLTE, while AT&T and Verizon are testing the functionality, and the launch will possibly be later this year. As the sources say, Apple may delay VoLTE support in case the carriers aren’t able to roll out this functionality.

On the next generation of desktop operating systems, the sources say Mac OS X 10.10 is codenamed Syrah. While Mavericks focused on power-user features and hardware performance improvements, Mac OS X 10.10 will focus on aesthetics, sources say, claiming that Apple’s head of design, Jony Ive, is currently leading a “significant” design overhaul of OS X.

WWDC 2014 will kick off on June 2nd at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. The event will likely start with an Apple keynote address officially introducing the aforementioned iOS 8, Mac OS X 10.10, and — according to 9to5Mac — potentially new hardware.

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  • Sam Cars

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