OS X 10.9 Rumors: Software to Focus on Power User Features

Apple's OS X 10.9 will be released later on this year and will focus on "power user" enhancements.

The software is internally codenamed "Cabernet" and takes core features from iOS, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Unlike previous iterations such as OS X Leopard and OS X Lion, the update will not be a complete overhaul of the software.

It will feature some major enhancements in certain areas such as on the Finder application. It will now have tags and tabbed browsing modes. Current users of the software might have gone to a third party company, or used a hack in order to have the features present on the application.

A new version of the Safari web browser will also be added with the update. Additions to the browser include a redesigned backend for improved page loading, speed and efficiency.

Users of OS X 10.9 will also have the ability to keep an app open on a separate screen (for those with multi-monitor set-ups) since they now can now create different spaces on each display.

There will also be some interface changes made, but they will not be drastic, according to 9to5Mac. The site reported last year that the update would include Siri functionality, however, it is unknown if the virtual assistant will be an addition this time around.

There was a shake-up at the top of Apple's overall software group that affected both OS X and iOS. This basically means that early predictions on either platform could have been altered significantly in a short amount of time.

OS X Mountain Lion launched last year and brought many iOS-based features to the software including Messages, Notes, Reminders, Game Center, and AirPlay.