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Gruber’s ‘WWDC 2014 Prelude’

Every once in awhile, John Gruber disguises something he knows as a prediction or musing. This, from tonight’s “WWDC Prelude”, sounds like one:

Speaking of typography, I expect the system font to change for the first time since Mac OS X 10.0 back in 2001. (If you want to be pedantic, Lucida Grande has been the system font since the public beta release in 2000.) Helvetica Neue is the obvious choice, since that’s what iOS uses. The wildcard would be Apple Sans (perhaps with a new name), a new typeface Apple has been designing in-house for years. (And if OS X switches to Apple Sans, maybe iOS 8 will too.) Bottom line, though, I think we’ve seen the last of Lucida Grande.

A quick Google search turns up nothing for “Apple Sans”. Doesn’t appear anyone else knows about it. Hm. Then there’s this:

…here’s what I’d like to see: a ground up rewrite of iPhoto, designed as a client for an iCloud-centric photo library. You can keep all your photos on your Mac, but they can all be on iCloud too, and thus accessible from your iOS devices anywhere with a network connection.

Oh man I hope that’s coming.