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@s8ist: Between Leopard and Snow Leopard they've changed all the important stuff under the hood. A few bug fixes and a huge update to the UI is exactly where they should go next. I'll bite: what would you like to see that'd be a drastic change/improvement? Or are you merely into change for the sake of change (which, frankly, is what I see Microsoft's move to Ribbonize everything as). I'd like to see Apple's implementation of Spaces improved, iTunes needs to be burned to the ground and rewritten (and what the hell is up with their awful "Genius" algorithm?) What to Expect in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion: "Mac OS X meets the iPad" During today's media event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave the first sneak peek at the eighth major version of Mac OS X. Codenamed "Lion," Jobs said that the new version will bring new features and innovations developed for its iOS mobile operating system. In particular, Jobs highlighted several features that Mac OS X 10.7 would incorporate from iOS: multitouch gestures, an app store, an app home screen, full-screen apps, auto save, and auto resume on launch. This should give both developers and users some idea of what to expect when Lion ships next summer.
High performance access to file storage Updated Steve Jobs announced today what he suggested was a marriage of iOS with Mac OSX. Called Mac OS X Lion, the next version of the Mac's operating system will bring iOS features to the Mac, including bringing the App Store — and, possibly, its limitations — to the Mac. Jobs told his "Back to the Mac" audience at the company's Cupertino campus that Apple's goal with Lion is to bring multi-touch capabilities to Mac OS X without making the user actually touch the display. Describing users interfacing with a vertical display using a multi-touch UI, Jobs said: "We've done tons of user testing on this, and it turns out it doesn't work," adding that "touch surfaces want to be horizontal." Jobs' Lion to marry Mac OS X and iOS
Say Hello To The Mac App Store: Like The iOS App Store, But For Your Mac There will be a Mac App Store in Mac OS X Lion. It will be much the same as the current App Store found in iOS devices. It will open in 90 days. Apple says the various Apps will be managed in something called the Launchpad.
70/30: Apple’s Magic Moneymaking Machine Folks who just watched the Apple event will note something strange: Jobs announced OS X Lion, saying it would arrive in the Summer of 2011. But, he said, he wanted us to have a little gift. It’s called the Apple App Store for laptops and desktops and it’s how lots of people – especially Apple – will start printing money. Back in the old days, if you wanted to sell an Apple app you had to make a really good app, make a really good website, and have John Gruber or Merlin Mann link to it. You waited, hoped people bought the app, and iterated the applications over and over, giving updates out for free.
As we noted earlier this morning, Apple's Mac Store guidelines have been revealed, including the long list of apps Apple plans to reject. While some developers will jump at the chance for exposure a Mac App Store provides, not everyone in the industry is happy about the news - least of all, Mozilla Firefox chief Mike Beltzner. For him, Apple's version of a desktop-based Mac App Store is especially disturbing. In fact, Beltzner accused Apple as attempting to "bypass the Web" altogether. After hearing Steve Jobs speak at the press conference, Beltzner tweeted, "I wonder when Apple will stop shipping Safari. It's obvious already from today's keynote that they're looking to bypass the web." Mozilla Director Says Apple Trying to "Bypass the Web"
So there’s going to be an App Store for the Mac, just like the App Store we’re all used to on iOS. What do OS X developers think of this? I got in touch with a bunch of devs to ask them what they make of it. Many of them are still reading through the official documentation, and some of the questions they ask below may well be answered there. But here are some of their very first impressions… Mac App Store: What Do Apple’s A-List Developers Think?
Yesterday we posted some first impressions of the Mac App Store by a list of some of the finest software developers around. Overnight we’ve had more responses from more superb developers, so here for your reading pleasure are their initial thoughts about the Store and what it means for their business. Overall the mood is positive, but uncertain. Mac App Store: More Developer Reaction
Is there really any doubt the Mac App Store will be anything other than a huge hit when it debuts in 90 days? Seven billion downloads on the current App Store would suggest that Apple knows what it’s doing (and that people really love to slingshot cartoon birds into buildings). And the benefits of the App Store are clear: it’s an easy-to-use, one-stop source of safe, tested software. Usually. Tread Lightly When Embracing The Mac App Store
Under The Microscope » Blog Archive » Quick Thoughts on the Mac App Store After more than two years of the App Store on iOS, Apple has finally decided to bring an App Store to the Mac as well. It’s certainly not unexpected, but for many developers, it’s an idea which has sparked feelings of both excitement and dread. The App Store on iOS has been phenomenally successful for Apple, for users, and for some developers.
I remember just two and a half years ago visiting Apple on my way back to New Zealand after a whirlwind trip to iPhone Dev Camp in Austin TX and talking with a certain individual about the very first iPhone SDK announced a few days earlier. We talked about the App Store and how huge this thing would be, given our experience with ‘Installer’ in jailbreak, and how awesome it would be if there was a Mac version of it too! The response: “That’s an interesting idea.” delivered with a wry smile. I mean, it seemed perfect: From The Hip — The Times They Are a-Changin'
Will the Mac App Store have enough to sell? Originally published in the gdgt... Originally published in the gdgt newsletter, sign up at gdgt.com/newsletter/ Apple bringing the App Store to the Mac was a pretty obvious move -- I know I’m not the only one who was predicting it would happen sooner or later, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks this is going to have a huge impact for some Mac software developers. But what happens when Apple’s growing need for control over its ecosystem meets the inexorable trend of software migrating to the cloud? Will there even be much left to sell in an App Store in a few years?
This weekend, Ryan Block put up an interesting post on gdgt entitled: Will the Mac App Store have enough to sell? He raises a number of good points for why Apple may not be able to replicate their current App Store success with this new desktop store. But I’m left wondering if the store won’t lead to a new class of app: a sort of micro-app for the desktop. Might The Mac App Store Lead To A New Class Of Micro-Apps?
With OS X Lion, It’s No Longer Point & Click, It’s Flick & Swipe
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