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OS X 10.9: A boost in enterprise features?
Thanks to Apple's acquisition of Authentec last year, fingerprint technology could become ingrained as part of the next-generation iPhone and iPad. Also, the software layer could include developer hooks to enhance the security of enterprise, business, and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) users.
Apple's mobile products have for some time been the devices of choice among enterprise users. But with a dip in the PC market and a general uptick in Mac sales, Apple could strive to continue wooing business clients with a bevy of feature additions.
We're also expecting OS X 10.9 users to find it easier to transfer files across devices, thus further bridging the gap between mobile and desktop. It's also likely that iOS-provided multitasking features could be brought to the desktop. Also, multi-monitor support may also make an appearance, based on earlier client correspondence with Apple executives.
Typically, OS X iterations have a wide range of new features but the overall aesthetic, design and functionality remains the same. While some visual elements will be different, expect the 'same old' from Apple in OS X 10.9.