As always... I get to throw in a last word on the forums because I'm mostly late to the party.
I've stated over the last couple of weeks that I feel the WWDC and the new iOS 7 and OS X updates are going to be HUGE and epic in proportions to the "new" and hugely successful Apple after SJ.
Because the Apple ecosystem and the tight integration to all of it's devices is "the secret sauce" that sells the "meat" (hardware)... it should come as no surprise that Apple will take this to the n-th degree.
It's also a second good reason why there are delays with the new products. The first reason I subscribe to, is that new chips (Haswell, 802.11ac, etc.) aren't ready in deliverable quantities... and the drivers still need more testing.
Integration = Lynx .... pun intended as Soli noted earlier.... and I'm going with this new cat as well.
NOTE: I find it amusing that many posters here... and on the net in general... think that THEY are the only ones using a device and have ideas on how to improve it or the software. I mean... as if Apple and all of it's talent doesn't see and experience this daily, are not working their butts off improving it while we just talk about it, and in essence working in a vacuum and love Apple just because they have a job.
In addition, all of the "Armchair Quarterback Anal-cysts" constantly:
- beating the "Android is Winning Drum"...
- Samsung will fork Android and/or beat Apple in Asia with Tizen...
- Amazon is The Online Merchant after a successful fork, with future profit projections in the trillions built into their stock price....
... and then having the gall to only calculate/speculate Apple based on it's hardware products alone. Forgetting that it is iOS and OS X as the developer engine of choice, that makes Apple products consistently kick all of the other OSes collective butts. Google outfitted with Macs as the developer hardware and OS of choice; Windows running better on Macs than any other PC on the market, iOS devices the only consideration for the enterprise and even government as they switch from Windows-only shops.
And the sauce that ties it all together and makes it a Tech Gourmet's Delight?..........ready for it?.....Slackjaw Time: iOSX
Yup! X as in "ex"... not ten. If that's what the majority of the people call it... so be it. Name recognition is king. Also, a new kind of small, slinky, sexy cat... that happens to conveniently end with an "x". (Tied that up rather nice now didn't I ?!)
I seriously think we're going to see something "akin" to the merging of iOS and OS X... something similar in theory to Microsoft's attempt. However... this time it will be done RIGHT! And for Apple's future in all of their endeavors... it's what's going to count.... A LOT... as in Billions of a lot.
- the merging of mobile and the desktop is also what Canonical is trying to get to work with Ubuntu...
- Google will eventually attempt with Android/Chrome OS...
- and we definitely know that Microsoft is going Ball(mer)s-To-The-Walls with this initiative.
Leave it to Apple to actually make it work