In an uncharacteristically open press release on Tuesday morning, Apple not only confirmed the appearance of CEO Steve Jobs for the WWDC 2011 keynote on Monday, June 6 but also outed iCloud and iOS 5 in addition to the release of Mac OS X Lion.
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.
If there's one thing that's certain in life, it's that there's usually never anything certain. However, one thing that's usually about close to being certain, is once Apple starts to run supplies short, something new is on the way. If supplies of Snow Leopard availability in New Zealand and Australia are any indication, then we could see Lion soon.
There’s little doubt that Apple is up to something big in its retail stores this Sunday, May 22, including a companywide daily newspaper for employees dubbed “The Daily Download,” part of a new iPad-based initiative called “RetailMe.”
In keeping with their continued effort of transitioning Mac related software to the App Store, a new report out today says that once Apple decides to release Lion into the wild this summer, they'll distribute it via the Mac App Store. Users would be able to upgrade instantly without needing to pop any sort of physical media into their system.