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iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Will Launch Separately, Despite New Integration Features

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite Will Launch Separately, Despite New Integration Features

While iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite will include many new integration features that are mutually beneficial to users of both operating systems, a report today says the releases of the two new operating systems my be staggered by as much as a month.

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9to5Mac:

Apple currently plans to stagger the releases of the two operating systems, according to people briefed on the plans. iOS 8 will launch in September alongside the iPhone 6, and OS X Yosemite will launch approximately a month later, in October, according to the sources…

2013 saw iOS 7 and OSX Mavericks launch a month apart, as Apple diverted resources form OS X to finish up the new iOS version. Sources this year report that Apple has done the opposite, drawing on iOS resources to ensure Yosemite is ready in the fall.

9to5Mac’s sources also report that Apple plans to offer a public beta of Yosemite sometime either late this month or early next month.

During its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple showed off a new set of features for both operating systems, Continuity and Handoff. Continuity allows users to make phone calls and receive an internet connection in Yosemite via an iOS 8-powered iPhone, while Handoff allows users to begin working on a document – such as a Pages document, or an email draft – on an iPhone, and seamlessly finish the document on a Mac, and vice-versa.

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