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I’m going to file this one under maybe. Apple may be flirting with some sort of Nettop based on a rumored quad-core A6 chip, but ditching Intel processors is a long shot for its Pro line of Laptops and Desktops. ARM is the low power darling, but Intel has been no slouch in this department and has been driving power reductions further with each new generation of chips. The A6 may never be able match the processing power of an Intel processor, but yes it could still beat it in power consumption.
The most logical situation is that universal binaries would exist that would allow an app to work on Apple’s mobile devices and also work on desktops just like some apps are universal for iPad and iPhone. This makes sense, but not making iOS all things to everyone it just would not work and would only serve to fragment the market. See my earlier opinion on the downfall of several prominent companies because they forget their core business and try to branch into everything.
Apple’s best position is to make universal binaries that are cross compatible, sometimes a single-minded app is what people need, and full screen apps do tend to improve productivity when it blocks out all other apps. Turn off your communicator or email while at work and see how much more you can get done.
IT World has posted some tips to help you with OS X Lion. Some of these modify filesystem settings so do them at your own risk. Hopefully some of these turn out to be useful. I’m still trying to get used to everything, such as not ending up in dashboard all the time, but I do dig how safari changes pages etc.
I’m glad I installed Lion on an external SSD drive. Not only was it buggy, Microsoft Office is not supported and that’s required at most colleges. I suppose open office could work in a pinch, but this not working is a slap in the face. The complaints are also mounting on the Mac App store where things you would naturally expect to work just like Snow Leopard would work the same, nope. So they messed with gestures, they inverted some gestures, and gestures are somewhat buggy. 4 finger swipes register as five-finger swipes.
I would suggest waiting until 10.7.1 comes out and evaluate it then, as of right now this product should not have been released. Also make sure your financial software works in Lion before upgrading as well, Quicken will not work it seems, and I suppose others may not as well due to the lack of Rosetta.
After reports of Lion swag being staged and then removed and the site that let everyone know about it, OS X Lion should be launching Tomorrow. So be sure to update your machines to the latest OS X tonight and get all your app upgrades done, I expect tomorrow’s download to be a bit slow, but who knows it might be fast as well. Remember if you are with a capped broadband provider you can download it free at a nearby Apple store, or there’s always Starbucks and the free ISP Linksys ;0)
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Either they had a hardware failure that requires 7 hours of downtime, or Apple decided to bring the iTunes Connect system down for 7 hours in preparation for OS X 10.7 Lion’s release.
“iTunes Connect will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT.
During this time, iTunes Connect will still be available. However, pricing changes made between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT will cause the app to become unavailable for purchase until maintenance is complete, at which point the app will become available at the new price. To avoid interruptions to the availability of your apps, do not make price changes during this time.
Lastly, customers may not be able to purchase apps in the Mexico, U.K., Australia, Switzerland, Japan or Norway storefronts during the scheduled maintenance.
The App Store team”
Just got a tip that a developer email is being circulated which hints that OS X 10.7 Lion may not release this week after all. In the email it asks developers to submit their apps if they want them to be available for when OS X Lion launches later this month. With the time for app approval being over a week there’s no real way developers can expect to have their apps approved by Thursday unless Apple has assigned people to just work on Lion app approvals. With only two days left before Thursday the wait wont be long.
Update: Image was sitting in spam folder.
It’s always fun to know people who work at Apple stores. It looks like a visual refresh is schedule for Wednesday July 13th into July 14th with employees being asked to work overnight to carry out the task. What is not know at this time is whether any hardware refreshes will come the same day, but it looks for certain that Lion will arrive on the 14th of July. If you’re worried about your broadband data caps you can drop by any Apple store and download the update over their WiFi. If the store is crowded hopefully there’s somewhere nearby to do your business, otherwise doing it at home will have to do.
Typically the wait time from the Gold Master released to developers and store availability has been around 2 weeks. Apple released the GM on July 1st and everyone is now saying July 14th which goes with the two-week theory. However, 10.7 is not being released on CD/DVD’s it’s a download which means theoretically Apple could offer it on July 4th, but I’d like to say July 7th to coincide with the 7 in 10.7. Companies like to play little number tricks, even google offering a billion PI dollars in its recent participation in the Nortel Patent Auction last week.
Apple shipped a lot of server hardware out to stores a few weeks back, but it was thought it was for the iPad’s being used to display content, which it probably is, but it’s also there to provide downloads of Lion to anyone who comes in to do so. It’s a lot cheaper to push the content to the stores rather than buy large circuits for every store as well. In fact Apple may be demoing a system that might make it into future updates of AirPort Base Stations and TimeCapsules which would store updates closer to you to speed downloads. So 7 days is perfectly good to deploy the image down to all their Apple Stores and test things out in the back rooms of those stores to make sure it’s going to work for the customers when it’s time to come in and upgrade.