Apple CEO Steve Jobs followed up a preview of the new iLife ’11 suite by introducing FaceTime for the Mac, bringing millions of computer users to the FaceTime party currently limited to only the iPhone 4 and the fourth-generation iPod touch.
Apple COO Tim Cook took the stage at the company’s “Back to the Mac” media event in Cupertino to give a “state of the Mac” address, revealing some amazing statistics about how the Mac is growing faster than the rest of the PC industry.
The day of reckoning is finally here -- or at least Apple’s “Back to the Mac” event anyway, which kicks off at 10am PST at the company’s Cupertino campus. Late Tuesday, some last-minute leaks and rumors surfaced regarding the event, and here’s a peek at all of them.
Apple is holding a media event at their Cupertino campus on Wednesday, October 20 and based on the image of a lion peeking out from behind the company logo on their invitation, everyone is expecting a preview of the next Mac OS X 10.7, presumably codenamed “Lion.” But could new hardware also be on the horizon?
In this episode of the Mac|Live podcast, the gang discusses what might be announced at this Wednesday's Apple event, and whether or not we'll be seeing a refresh to the MacBook Air. Robbie and Flo also discuss how Mac gamers have helped increase Steam's market share in the gaming sphere, and they remind all of the readers and listeners to join us for Frag the Editor Fridays.
Amazon Germany, according to 9to5 Mac, has leaked details about Apple's next version of iLife (presumed to be iLife '11). The store listed the ship date in a popup box in the store sidebar, noting that it would ship on October 20th, which is the same day as the Back to the Mac event that Apple is holding.
News travels fast, and by now it should be painfully obvious that Apple is hosting a media event next Wednesday, October 20 at the Cupertino campus, what with all of the rumors circulating on various technology blogs, ours included. The company’s invite touts “Back to the Mac” with the image of a lion peeking out from behind the infamous Apple logo, but what does it all mean?
No one but Steve Jobs and Company knows for sure just yet, but the focus is clearly back on the desktop computer, most likely a first peek at the next Mac OS X 10.7, which many believe will be code-named “Lion” in keeping with the “big cat” theme of past OS updates. We put on our thinking cap and came up with some theories as to what software Apple might have in store for our future.
Since Apple announced their event set for this upcoming Wednesday, the interwebz have been all abuzz with rumors surrounding what may be unveiled. With the iPhone and the iPad having stolen the spotlight from Apple's laptop and desktop computers over the past year, it's high time that Macs once again got their due. Lucky for us, it appears from the event's name--Back to the Mac--that's exactly what Cupertino has in mind. But what form will Apple's efforts take?
By analyzing the artwork associated with Apple's Back to the Mac event and talking to a number of our sources working out of the the company's Cupertino design facility, Mac|Life has come up with the answer.