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OS X 10.10 Adopting iOS Style Appearance According to Leaked Photos

by Sean P. Aune | June 2, 2014June 2, 2014 4:50 am PDT

With mere hours to go before the WWDC 2014 keynote address, some newly leaked images may be giving us our first look at what to expect from OS X 10.10.

Four images have appeared online via Reddit that appear to be actual photos of what we can expect from OS X 10.10 later today. The legitimacy of the original source has been verified by both Reddit moderators and MacRumors, so it does appear this is our first look at the newest iteration of the operating system even though it does with your typical blurry images that seem to accompany all leaks. The account was a throwaway account, and the images have since been deleted from Imgur.

Despite all of the background info on the images, it appears that OS X 10.10 will indeed look quite a bit more like iOS as many rumors have suggested. It appears that Control Center will be moving over from iOS to OS X and will give you quicker access to things such System Preferences, About This Mac, a slider for brightness and so on. While none of these controls were ever that overly difficult to find, this shouldn’t make things that much easier.

Safari also appears to be taking on some aspects of its iOS sibling with larger buttons.

One of the more significant changes is it appears that the Dock has had a significant makeover and it looks much more like what we see on iOS now with it being more of a translucent strip. The icons look unchanged for the most part except for Finder.

Notification Center appears to now slide in to view from the righthand side of the screen and looking very much like the “Today” view we see currently in iOS. This image also shows us this picture was taken on March 24, which could mean that a lot of things have changed since that time considering how many people Apple has had working on this project, but don’t be surprised if this is close to what we see on stage today during Apple’s keynote address.

We’re only a few hours away from the unveiling, so we don’t have too long to wait to see if these pictures are indeed legit. TechnoBuffalo will be there for the event so be sure to tune in to our WWDC 2014 liveblog to follow all of the coverage, and stay tuned throughout the day for more news and analysis.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...