In case you didn’t know, Apple is holding a media event on Tuesday, October 4 at 10am PST on their Cupertino campus. Based on the invitation send to the press and the teasing “Let’s talk iPhone” tagline, it’s pretty clear that this will be an iPhone event -- but exactly which iPhone(s) they’ll be talking about is still up for debate.
It’s Friday, September 23 and that means the fall season has officially arrived on the calendar -- and with it will soon come iOS 5, iCloud, iTunes Match and another update to OS X Lion to help tie it all together on the Mac side. As proof that it’s getting closer, Apple pushed out a new OS X 10.7.2 build to developers on Thursday with what appears to be final release notes.
The engineers at Apple were working overtime this weekend tuning up their beta versions for developers, with iTunes Match once again opening its doors for another round of testing as well as a new seed of OS X Lion 10.7.2 which now incorporates iCloud.
In yet another sign that Apple is moving swiftly toward the release of iCloud this fall, Apple released a new beta version of iTunes to developers on Monday night which brings iTunes Match testing -- that is, for those quick enough to sign up and discover the service appears to stream as well as download songs.
Apple released iOS 5 Beta 5 over the weekend, along with a handful of related bits and pieces, including the ability for developers to migrate their MobileMe accounts to the forthcoming iCloud right now -- which has uncovered some unpleasant news for those who use some of the more obscure sync features in MobileMe.
While we’re all impatiently waiting to see exactly which day in July Apple chooses to uncage OS X Lion, the company isn’t standing still, releasing an update to the Developer Preview 4 released to WWDC 2011 attendees on June 6 -- and it’s not the final version quite yet.
Lost amidst the Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud melee on Monday was another developer-only release for Safari 5.1. The next version of Apple’s web browser will ship with Lion in July, but here’s what you’ll have to look forward to.
Apple’s Mac OS X software engineers were busy on Friday before leaving for the holiday weekend here in the U.S., pushing out a new build of the forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6.8 that appears to offer the promised ability to squash the MacDefender malware as well as Mac App Store preparations for Lion this summer.
There have been some curious rumors lately that Apple plans to rush out a gold master for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, despite many developers complaining of bugs in need of squashing. Cupertino just pushed out a second beta of the next Mac OS X to hopefully alleviate some of their suffering.
While Apple was busy on Monday night seeding a new build of Mac OS X 10.6.7 to developers, an inside source is claiming that the company may jump the gun and release the final iOS 4.3 build to users as early as Tuesday at 10am PST.