The Golden State is home to Apple, which proudly inscribes "Designed by Apple in California" on the back of every iDevice. It's no surprise then that the Cupertino, CA-based company looked to its own backyard for inspiration in naming its current operating system, Mac OS X Mavericks. Apple's big annual launch event, Worldwide Developers Conference, has finally arrived, and banners going up in the conference hall suggest that Yosemite's El Capitan is next, something we proposed after Mavericks's release last year.
No one understands California dreamin' better than the tech conglomerates now nestled in Silicon Valley. Google, HP, and Yahoo! all got their starts in the Golden State, and many a start-up has flocked there since.
Sadly for feline fanatics, Apple has abandoned cats in favor of a naming scheme derived from the Bear Republic's greatest landmarks. Now that we know cats are out of the question . . . what will the next Mac OS X code name be? Here, we speculate on the iconic California symbols and locales that could follow the 10th iteration of Apple's desktop operating system, plus more on the legendary surf spot Mavericks that the system is named after.