Apple announced the next version of Mac OS X at WWDC (World Wide Developers Conference) Monday, and it's called "Mavericks". The new name is a departure from previous names of Mac OS X, which centered around big cats as the theme. Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi introduced it, saying "We do not want to be the first software release in history to be delayed by a lack of cats."
This new name signals a change for the naming convention of future versions of OS X, which will focus on places in California. It also goes along with their new advertising campaign highlighting Apple's signature, "Designed by Apple in California".
Mac OS X Mavericks will be available sometime this Fall.
To find out more about the features included in OS X Mavericks, visit http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/.