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Oct 14, 2010, 08:31 AM
 
From here : "come see what's next for the Mac on 20 October, including a sneak peak of the next major version of Mac OS X."

Let the speculation BEGIN !!!!
     
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Oct 14, 2010, 08:37 AM
 
Bored. Call me when the Apple Store is down.
     
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Oct 14, 2010, 09:04 AM
 
I surprised that Apple didn't announce it as "Back to the MAC".
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Oct 14, 2010, 09:10 AM
 
I posted the same thread, but in the OS X section (since it seems they'll probably be previewing 10.7 Lion).

http://forums.macnn.com/90/mac-os-x/...s-x-10-7-lion/
     
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Oct 14, 2010, 09:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
I posted the same thread, but in the OS X section (since it seems they'll probably be previewing 10.7 Lion).

http://forums.macnn.com/90/mac-os-x/...s-x-10-7-lion/
But the OSX section doesn't have the ...

...

... how can I put this ...

...

same audience as the Lounge.
     
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Oct 14, 2010, 09:26 AM
 
You called?
     
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Oct 14, 2010, 09:27 AM
 
OS 10.7 The Lion King. That's what it's gonna be called.
     
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Oct 14, 2010, 09:30 AM
 
OS 10.7 Rawr.
     
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Oct 14, 2010, 09:32 AM
 
OS 10.7: It'll eat your carcass for lunch.
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Oct 14, 2010, 09:36 AM
 
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You called?
About time.
     
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Oct 14, 2010, 11:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
I posted the same thread, but in the OS X section (since it seems they'll probably be previewing 10.7 Lion).

http://forums.macnn.com/90/mac-os-x/...s-x-10-7-lion/
...*claps*
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Oct 14, 2010, 03:46 PM
 
All I can say is, that its about time.
I think apple has focused on the iToys for most of 2010, and to the detriment of the Mac, so its good to see apple not totally forget about the macs especially since Macs are now enjoying a 10% for market share

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Oh good, we're signing our posts now.
     
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Oct 14, 2010, 04:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Maflynn View Post
All I can say is, that its about time.
I think apple has focused on the iToys for most of 2010, and to the detriment of the Mac, so its good to see apple not totally forget about the macs especially since Macs are now enjoying a 10% for market share.
iToys (as you put it) are generating the majority of Apple's income and represent the future of Apple. As Steve once said, Microsoft won the PC wars. That said, I think Apple knows that OS X is the foundation for everything and I think the Mac will soon begin accelerating it's market share climb. Apple never forgot about the Mac.
     
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Oct 14, 2010, 05:34 PM
 
I never said that they're not making money of the iToys, just that I'm happy to see apple not forgetting about the Mac platform

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Oh good, we're signing our posts now.
Didn't you get the memo?

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Oct 15, 2010, 09:40 AM
 
Guess not.

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YOu think people who feel compelled to sign posts on online forums also sign notes that are in their own handwriting for their significant others?
     
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Oct 15, 2010, 09:47 AM
 
Yes.

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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
YOu think people who feel compelled to sign posts on online forums also sign notes that are in their own handwriting for their significant others?
Significant?
     
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Oct 15, 2010, 09:57 AM
 
yeah, what about insignificant others?
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Oct 16, 2010, 08:35 AM
 
Lion.

I'm just glad there's a Mac specific announcement after so long.

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Oct 19, 2010, 09:02 PM
 
So no live streaming?

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Guess not. :/
     
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OSX Leo
     
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Oo how bout OS X Asland?
     
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10.8 is going to be Snarf.

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Originally Posted by ort888 View Post
So no live streaming?
I'm sure that Salty could set this up, but can we keep to the topic of 'Back to the Mac' please.
     
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I'm sure that Salty could set this up, but can we keep to the topic of 'Back to the Mac' please.
Damn you, that was what I was about to say!
     
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I blame my procrastinative circadian.
     
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I had to look up circadian.
     
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My work here is done, then.
     
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Oct 20, 2010, 09:24 AM
 
Yeah bye.

So, streaming ....
     
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Oct 20, 2010, 09:41 AM
 
Dakar would have been faster.

Something's up.
     
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Oct 20, 2010, 10:00 AM
 
Apple has apparently decided, at the last minute, to stream the event live.

Apple to Offer Live Video Stream of Today's Media Event - Mac Rumors
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Oct 20, 2010, 11:04 AM
 
Yay stream! Boo lame rumors.

An event called back to Mac has so far (2 hours before it starts) been rumored to include:

1) a new version of iLife!!!!! (ZZzzZzzz)
2) a new Mac Book Air!!!!111 (ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ)
3) new SCROLL BARS for OS X 10.7!!! ..... oh yeah (ZzzZZzzZZzzZzzZZz)

Point being, though it is nice to see Apple devote a few moments of its precious time to gaze upon the lowly Macintosh platform, there is nothing to be excited about.

Is anyone really excited about any of the dusty long-standing rumors? Resolution independence? (ooh-ahh!) or USB3 support?

We know that Apple is incapable of making progress where it is needed, i.e. make things good, not just new. Case in point: the Finder.

Snow Leopard, an update solely to make things smoother and better and remove bugs. It so happens that 10.5 is quite a lot better and more stable than 10.6 and even if it wasn't... 10.6 doen't address any of the UI inconsistencies, there's plenty of beachballing, icons are slow to show up etc. etc.

So you guys know what the major rumor among the nerds (not us, the other nerds) is??! Well, the MERGING of OS X and iOS. Yes that's a stroke of genius!! Surely just as it would have been wonderful to use a scaled down OS X UI on an iPhone, surely it would be equally brilliant to use a scaled up iOS interface on the desktop machines!!

Unless iLife includes iBD then it's going to be a snoozer. Just hearing about the MacBook Air makes me sleepy, it's so useless.

But those are all predictable rumors. It's time for a new MBA and a new version of iLife. And by the look of the invitation the presentation will be about Mac OS X Lion. Which is also due.

However, is any of this even mildly interesting? Mac OS X is fine, it's nothing interesting, nor brilliant, nor a joy to use.. but it works more or less. So we're going to get another upgrade to OS X that is equally inspireing?

I can't wait. And of course I'll be watching the live stream.. but this time I'll have a pillow close by. Just in case.
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Oct 20, 2010, 11:29 AM
 
I agree completely. Apple has done nothing but frustrate me with their disregard of the Mac over the past several years. It's lowered my enthusiasm for the platform; If Apple thinks the Mac is dead, and acts as such, why should I care anymore?

That said, the duration of this event, its live streaming, and the fact that the Mac has been on a market share tear in spite of Apple's negligence has me quite hopeful that somebody has decided to right the ship.
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I cant wait for OS 10.10
     
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Oct 20, 2010, 12:38 PM
 
Let's all start spreading tons of rumors about a headless iMac that you can actually upgrade until Apple is forced to actually make one.

Oh, and there is now a link on the Apple homepage to stream the event.

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10.9 will be Na'vi
     
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Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
1) a new version of iLife!!!!! (ZZzzZzzz)
2) a new Mac Book Air!!!!111 (ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ)
3) new SCROLL BARS for OS X 10.7!!! ..... oh yeah (ZzzZZzzZZzzZzzZZz)
1- I'm still on 08.. ready for a new one
2- I need a portable. If an 11 inch Air comes out at the right price that would be awesome... it would remind me of my 12 inch PB that used to have.
3- I agree.
     
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It's time, right? Has anyone gotten in on the stream? Mine says it will be available shortly, but I'm assuming that's because I'm running an older version of Quicktime on XP.
     
 
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