Apple is used to the tech media revealing new features of its forthcoming products, but on Wednesday, the company inadvertently provided a leak of their own during their “Back to the Mac” event -- a new scroll bar user interface for next year’s Mac OS X Lion 10.7.
Apple’s “Back to the Mac” invitation left little to the imagination, featuring the face of a lion peering from behind a tilted version of the company’s iconic logo. Today, CEO Steve Jobs took the stage to give the wold a sneak preview of the next Mac OS X -- codenamed Lion 10.7.
Everyone is expecting at least a glimpse at the next Mac OS X 10.7 at Wednesday’s “Back to the Mac” event held at Apple’s Cupertino campus -- and a new report claims that at least some of the traditional Mac OS X user interface elements may now get merged with iOS.
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.