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Jobs e-mails on Wi-Fi syncing, Mac OS X rebranding as iOS rumor

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Purported e-mails from Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs continue to mount, with the latest alleged note saying that Apple will "someday" allow iPhone syncing to Mac over Wi-Fi. In an e-mail provided to Mashable, the CEO gave a characteristically brief response, suggesting Apple will allow users to pair their iPhone and computer at some point.



Separately, French Mac site Hardmac reported a rumor Friday that Apple is considering rebranding Mac OS X.

"One of our sources told us that Apple might be deciding about a totally new branding for its OS, (similar) to what it has... done with the iPhone," the report said. "They are currently thinking of using iOS as the default naming/branding of Apple OS. We would then have iOS desktop, iOS server and iOS mobile."

Apple rebranded its mobile operating system earlier this month as iOS, with the latest release being iOS 4. The name change dropped the confusing "iPhone OS" moniker, which was given when the mobile operating system was created for the iPhone. Since then, it has become part of the iPod touch and iPad, neither of which are phones.

Reports of a touchscreen desktop Mac arriving this year have lingered for some time.
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Why is this backpage news?
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I Dont believe they could. Cisco has specifically let apple use ios name and pay for it but only if they dont use it for a product. os X is sold separately so the confusion on part of Ciscos main product will be to large. IOS is the internets most used routeroperating system....



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Purported e-mails from Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs continue to mount, with the latest alleged note saying that Apple will "someday" allow iPhone syncing to Mac over Wi-Fi. In an e-mail provided to Mashable, the CEO gave a characteristically brief response, suggesting Apple will allow users to pair their iPhone and computer at some point.



Separately, French Mac site Hardmac reported a rumor Friday that Apple is considering rebranding Mac OS X.

"One of our sources told us that Apple might be deciding about a totally new branding for its OS, (similar) to what it has... done with the iPhone," the report said. "They are currently thinking of using iOS as the default naming/branding of Apple OS. We would then have iOS desktop, iOS server and iOS mobile."

Apple rebranded its mobile operating system earlier this month as iOS, with the latest release being iOS 4. The name change dropped the confusing "iPhone OS" moniker, which was given when the mobile operating system was created for the iPhone. Since then, it has become part of the iPod touch and iPad, neither of which are phones.

Reports of a touchscreen desktop Mac arriving this year have lingered for some time.
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