: What/When is the next Mac OS X release?

Apr 16th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Just curious, is all. I tend to buy iMac's when a new OS premieres on them as pre-installed.

Apr 16th, 2010, 11:51 AM
Apple released Snow Leopard less than a year ago, and I seem to recall Steve saying they wanted to stick with a 12-18 month release timetable. That being said, I think it's safe to expect a new OS release in 2011, with a preview at this year's dev. conference.

Apple will release the new OS to developers before its release so developers have time to adapt or create software for it. Since we haven't seen that yet, it's a safe bet the next iteration of OS X is not around the corner.

Apr 16th, 2010, 12:21 PM
Also I recall that the development of the iPhone OS 4 was causing a delay in the Mac OS X 10.7 timetable. Likely due to staff being repurposed.

Anyway I'm interested in what OS X 10.7 will be called!

Apr 16th, 2010, 12:41 PM
recent info on the gossip sites say it may be delayed until 2011 because resources have been yanked from osx to support iphone4.0, soooooo, you might be in for a long wait.

Apr 17th, 2010, 04:51 AM
For the record, Snow Leopard was released August 28th, 2009, ie eight months ago.

While you can rest assured that work on 10.7 is underway, I think we would have been looking at a mid-2011 release even if Apple wasn't doing iPhone OS 4 as well, and of course these two streams are not separate of each other.

It's kind of pointless to speculate on it this far out, but maybe after the WWDC this year (which is in June I think) we'll have a better picture.

Apr 17th, 2010, 05:02 AM
I think, if Apple's going to stick with the cat theme, why not just call it "The Cats Meow" since all other cat names are exhausted, or are they?

Apr 17th, 2010, 05:48 AM
No, they're not exhausted. They've not used Lion yet, for example.

Apr 17th, 2010, 10:37 AM
I hope they stick with big cats. I'd really hate to see OS X Tabby!

Apr 17th, 2010, 11:09 AM
... and for some reason possibly humorous, they haven't used cougar.

Apr 17th, 2010, 11:14 AM
For the record, Snow Leopard was released August 28th, 2009, ie eight months ago.
Yeah, I know, but I don't really count that one. I looked at SL as a paid update as opposed to an upgrade. ;) I don't want to say my summer '08 24" 3-aught-6 iMac is getting old, but that 27" i7 is a sweet machine. :love2: The next gen iMac with the new OS will be killer. :heybaby: