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An aging corner of Apple’s web site

Sometimes, when I go looking for something on Apple’s web site, I’ll stumble into some dark corner that’s somehow escaped the passage of time. Like the Mac Basics: Desktop page. I mean, just look at that desktop screenshot…

That’s from Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.9) Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8) , which was released in October of 2014 July of 2012 [Thanks Tim B!]. It’s not even retina—the source image is 640px wide, which is why it’s all fuzzy. And, of course, the Dock is no longer 3D and most of the app icons have changed.

Maybe they’ll update that page when they fix that other aging corner of their site…you know, the one where they sell the 2013 Mac Pro as if it’s brand-new technology.

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  1. Hey Rob just wanted to thank you for the great site and nitpick a little – Yosemite was 10.10 – Mavericks was 10.9, but image you show that is the default desktop image that came with Mountain Lion so I think that is actually from OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (July 2012). I actually prefer the interface from mavericks to what we have now. And chrome’s tabs are a lot easier on my aging eyes that apples tabs.

    1. Perfect nits to pick, Tim-thanks. Post edited. And I agree with you in general—I prefer much of the older UI, though there are bits of the new that I like as well.

      -rob.

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