Apple indirectly helped drive visitors to Yosemite National Park

Apple indirectly helped drive visitors to Yosemite National Park

Until OS X 10.8, Apple named major updates to its feline Mac operating system (ranging from Cheetah to Mountain Lion). Beginning with OS X 10.9, it began to honor important locations in California, starting at Mavericks Beach.

The current version of OS X, 10.10, has been named Yosemite. Of course, that alone would be enough to considerably increase the number of searches on Google for the term, but it appears that Apple has indeed helped to increase the number of visitors to Yosemite National Park.

The Ferenstein Wire data compiled in the chart below released by The Washington Post show that, after two consecutive years of decline in the number of visitors, in 2014 tourism in Yosemite National Park has grown again:

Visits to Yosemite National Park

For the happiness of those who work in the park, OS X 10.11 once again uses a name related to it: El Capitan It is one of several rock formations found in Yosemite.

Another related data comes from the Hotels.com website. Although he did not reveal exact numbers of reservations made, the website said that hotel searches in the region rose 21% just a week after the announcement of OS X Yosemite. From August 2013 to August 2014, the rate was 54%.

(via Cult of Mac)