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Is that a surf wave on the OS X banner? Looks like the next cat is the Sea Lion! 1smile.gif

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People please, how more obvious can it be? 10.9 will be called Sea Lion, hence the wave. :P

Sea Lions aren't Cats.....
post #42 of 164

OSX and iOS won't merge.  iOS will simply evolve and take on the form factors OSX once held.  It'll be a slow transition.

post #43 of 164
Besides this post, people who mention Sea Lion again should have their IP address permanently banned from AI.
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post #44 of 164
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OSX and iOS won't merge.  iOS will simply evolve and take on the form factors OSX once held.  It'll be a slow transition.

Sounds like you'll be right.
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post #45 of 164
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Besides this post, people who mention Sea Lion again should have their IP address permanently banned from AI.

Sea Lion
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

 

It's a rounded square, for heaven's sake.

 

It's identical to the Mac Mini, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, Time Capsule, Apple TV, iOS icons, and iCloud widget things.

Holy Crap, @Tallest Skill - so you're saying we're gonna get AppStores for my Time Capsule and iCloud - that'd f*ing rock.

[/snark]

 

A TV-based AppStore supporting the current AppleTV would definitely rock the casbah.

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Originally Posted by TogetherWeStand View Post

Waving goodbye to OS X = 10? Next year onwards it will be OS Xi = 11? Only Apple knows. 1tongue.gif

 

The imagery sure reeks of a rebranding, although since it's Apple you can never be sure. 

 

It's a "Whole New World" and we have an image of a 7 rushing towards us over an unknown surface/landscape, along with an X over the top of a wave/tsunami of change.  

Almost everything about it suggest change of some kind. 

 

My guess would be that the 7 just means "iOS 7 shiny & new!"  but ….  

 

…. the X means that OS X is going to be "free" and they will drop both the revision numbers and disable user control over upgrading by default.  It will just update in the background automatically (unless you intervene), and it won't matter what version you have, it will always be just "OS X" (or xOS).  This would be in line with their recent moves in taking things that users generally don't understand and don't like to "manage" anyway, out of their hands.  

 

In user land, no one really cares what flavour of OS they are running unless not having it stops them from doing something. 

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Mac Pro X
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I see lots of people thinking the wave replaced the cats. This is replacing the distant galaxies and not the cats.

 

There is still one cat name they did not use.. OS X Lynx!!

post #50 of 164

It doesn't look like a wave to me. It looks more like a forest of ugly trees.

 

Edit - Nevermind. In larger pictures elsewhere, it looks like a wave.

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Wow very interested new feature on banner seem bigger the building is nice. I can't waiting for apple iPhone are iOS 7 new something so soon yay. Very nice the picture on banner iOS 7 and X seem nice so awesome!!
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They still have the Clouded Leopard, Black Panther and White Panther.

 

I don't know if the Lynx counts as a 'Big Cat', and they may have a few issues with Axe.

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7 and x - the most incredible os convergence with 7 times (x7) the performance of our previous os systems. The best and os we've ever done and now the only is we have ;p

Just a bit of fun ;p
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There is still one cat name they did not use.. OS X Lynx!!

Thunder cats! Hoooooo!
post #55 of 164
Haha that's great.

Seriously though, is that a tidal wave? Several meanings both positive and negative for x there - is the wave heading for ios7
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Originally Posted by SockRolid View Post

How ironic. It used to be called Sony Metreon, and it used to contain a huge Sony store (the only place I've ever seen an Aibo other than in a tiny cameo in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.") And there used to be a separate Play Station store too.

Oh, and yeah, Metreon used to contain a Microsoft Store. It closed after 2 years, in 2001.

there was a sony playstation store and a sony style store. i live close by ... it was nice to be able to go in and kick the tires on sony products, and i did buy a bravia from that store. both closed four or five years ago.

don't be sad about the microsnot store ... a new one just opened about six weeks ago. it's across the street (ish) from the metreon, in the westfield mall. i haven't been in yet. i can't wait to go spend time in the store and buy windows 8, said nobody ever.
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post #57 of 164
I expect something new at WWDC... not an iPhone or an iPad, but something new... what else is this a whole new world thing about... also I love these new smiley faces Appleinsider!!!1smoking.gif1biggrin.gif

And Tim Cook loves nature so that's why the Mac OS X banner looks like that. Stop the guessing.

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post #58 of 164
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I suppose spreading the word is an end in itself, but I still don't really understand why they're so prominently advertising a conference that has already sold out.  It'd be cooler if they had some covered banners for whatever they're going to announce, then unveil them at the precise time they get announced in the keynote.


WWDC is seriously saturated with both attendees and media, mixed in with the everyday throngs descending on that location. Any attempt at putting up impromptu banners on adjacent buildings during the conference is a Herculean task, made harder this year by subway construction on the block and a major road closure over the weekend (Market Street is being repaved between Van Ness Avenue and Sixth Street).

 

But more to the point, all the camera crews need a backdrop for their stand-ups, which occur the weekend prior through the end of the conference. Apple's banners are advertising art, eye candy that says little but creates amazing amount of commentary. My wish, year in and year out, has been that Apple will do something with that stupidly big LCD screen on rails perched outside the Moscone West convention center. Since the venue opened it has been used maybe three or four times, and Apple is probably the only act booked that could show the center operators how to put it to its best use.

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They still have the Clouded Leopard, Black Panther and White Panther.

 

I don't know if the Lynx counts as a 'Big Cat', and they may have a few issues with Axe.

 

Except they've already done Leopards twice, and Black Panthers are Leopards most of the time anyway.  When they are not, they are basically black Jaguars (also already done), or (rarely) Cougars.  

 

"Cougar" makes more sense in that it has no unfortunate political overtones, and it's a real species of big cat, although a Cougar is also a Mountain Lion which has also been done.  

Panthers are not really big cats at all, they are misnamed other things. 

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Originally Posted by Crowley View Post

I suppose spreading the word is an end in itself, but I still don't really understand why they're so prominently advertising a conference that has already sold out.  It'd be cooler if they had some covered banners for whatever they're going to announce, then unveil them at the precise time they get announced in the keynote.

It isn't ofr you but rather the registered attendees.
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Getting exciting!

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GOA

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GOA

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post #62 of 164

I guess they do not want to give away anything before the WWDC and hence the simplicity. The cryptic banners are only raising the expectations.

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I expect something new at WWDC... not an iPhone or an iPad, but something new...

Like iOS 7 and the new version of OS X.
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post #64 of 164
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Originally Posted by firhill07 View Post

I guess they do not want to give away anything before the WWDC and hence the simplicity. The cryptic banners are only raising the expectations.

Cryptic or minimal? They are simply signs with 7 and X on them. I think why they stand out so much, more than anything, is how different and good they look. If they are raising expectations it is because they're better designed than any previous banners at any previous WWDC.
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Sea Lion

I'd ban you if I could.
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post #66 of 164

For the next WWDC I'd like to see comic sans.

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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

 

Except they've already done Leopards twice, and Black Panthers are Leopards most of the time anyway.  When they are not, they are basically black Jaguars (also already done), or (rarely) Cougars.  

 

"Cougar" makes more sense in that it has no unfortunate political overtones, and it's a real species of big cat, although a Cougar is also a Mountain Lion which has also been done.  

Panthers are not really big cats at all, they are misnamed other things. 

 

 

'Cougar' having no unfortunate political overtones? Of course not...;)

 

Of course, this is certainly a problem they face. And I understand that Black (and White) Panthers represent a number of specifically-coloured felines, rather than being an actual type of big cat. They may, however, go back to using a coloured Panther if they readopt more Aqua-like features (which may explain the use of the sea in the background).

 

It'll be interesting to see what they call it.

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Originally Posted by AnalogJack View Post
For the next WWDC I'd like to see comic sans.

 

 

Ma name's Tim Cook

I'll tell ya, you're here to look

At our products; we've got ya hooked

On the platform, the OS, and the ecosystem

Where others missed 'em, 

We persist and the gist

Of my keynote 

Is to bring you bliss with all the features,

and all the APIs and specs,

We're here to flex our prowess

'Cause we're the best

In all the Valley at integration,

This is our station,

With great elation I'm gonna tell ya

'Bout the iMacs, the MacBooks,

And the Mini, too,

They're gettin' Haswell, new Wi-Fi,

And new GPUs

So give a hand now

For Schiller, my personal Phyllis Diller

Who's gonna thrill ya with the details

and all the rest of that filler!

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Sea Lion

        

 

        Cat Fish

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"That (the) world is moving so quickly that iOS is already amongst the older mobile operating systems in active development today." — The Verge
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post #71 of 164
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Ma name's Tim Cook
I'll tell ya, you're here to look
At our products; we've got ya hooked
On the platform, the OS, and the ecosystem
Where others missed 'em, 
We persist and the gist
Of my keynote 
Is to bring you bliss with all the features,
and all the APIs and specs,
We're here to flex our prowess
'Cause we're the best
In all the Valley at integration,
This is our station,
With great elation I'm gonna tell ya
'Bout the iMacs, the MacBooks,
And the Mini, too,
They're gettin' Haswell, new Wi-Fi,
And new GPUs
So give a hand now
For Schiller, my personal Phyllis Diller
Who's gonna thrill ya with the details
and all the rest of that filler!

Boo. I'm throwing virtual rotten tomatoes at you.

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iPad Air, iPad Mini Retina, (2) iPhone 5S, iPod Touch 5
Time Capsule 5, (3) AirPort Express 2, (2) Apple TV 3

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post #72 of 164

We've come full circle to System 7.

 

I look forward to this so called 'QuickTime' on my iPhone.

 

And standard 'True Color' will be awwwwwsooooomeeeee!

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So I click that banner to close nature?

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Originally Posted by Gazoobee View Post

Except they've already done Leopards twice, and Black Panthers are Leopards most of the time anyway.  When they are not, they are basically black Jaguars (also already done), or (rarely) Cougars.  

"Cougar" makes more sense in that it has no unfortunate political overtones, and it's a real species of big cat, although a Cougar is also a Mountain Lion which has also been done.  
Panthers are not really big cats at all, they are misnamed other things. 

In for OSX 10.9 'Cougar' to be followed by OS XI 'MILF'
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I'd ban you if I could.

You take the Internet too seriously, lets hug it out.
post #76 of 164
"It's a rounded square, for heaven's sake.

It's identical to the Mac Mini, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, Time Capsule, Apple TV, iOS icons, and iCloud widget things."

Wrong. This event will feature a Apple TV announcement. And then some... Mark my words, as I will be back Monday to gloat about my psychic abilities. :P

The Force is strong in this WWDC...
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Originally Posted by MacBliss View Post

"It's a rounded square, for heaven's sake.

It's identical to the Mac Mini, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, Time Capsule, Apple TV, iOS icons, and iCloud widget things."

Wrong. This event will feature a Apple TV announcement. And then some... Mark my words, as I will be back Monday to gloat about my psychic abilities. :P

The Force is strong in this WWDC...

Wrong, the announcements will be about iRoundedcorner X. Jony Ive will take the stage in his trademark grey t shirt and three day stubble to fawn over the perfectly crafted radii of the new corners which were lovingly researched. The 83 minute video and 17 product demos will show how no other company has ever before created such perfect corner arcs and that these are now protected by aggressive trademarks, patents and copyrights. The conclusion of the keynote will be the public execution of Samsung's CEO.
post #78 of 164

I wonder if they are going to announce their own FAB this year or next. 

 

Yes, I understand FABs cost $Billions to erect and $Billions to maintain. However, if a 3rd party can do this and sell chips to Apple for a profit, then Apple can cut the middleman out and probably save money. Possibly Israel, if not the U.S.. Would it not be poetic to spend that money in Ireland by building a FAB there? : ) 

 

Either way, the best way to keep a secret is to tell no one, and the only way to do that is to keep things in-house. They have the money, and the intellectual need to do so. With the help of their friends at Intel (for a guarantee to keep using their chips in desktops and laptops), they could easily do this in 2-years max, unless of course, there is a foundry that Apple could purchase. Who might have such a facility and also be in need of money *cough* AMD *cough*  : ) 

 

I know many people, including myself, have pondered this before, but this would be one of my biggest wishes this year. For how could the competition copy that which they cannot see? Until, of course, the whole world sees, but then that keeps Apple a few years ahead each time. 

 

It's like the PC world in which one could easily use the same components as you do, thus offering the same features. Perviously Apple had their OS as the core feature no one could duplicate before it was released. Soon, I hope, Apple will also have hardware that won't be available to the market as a whole. Then things really change.

 

What might the Ax processor be etched for that would give Apple an advantage other ARM processors would not have? Thoughts?  

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You should be banned for posting a nazi banner. I lost half of my ancestors during WW2, you asshole. You are posting comments like little child as if everything is funny and harmless but in reality most people don't like you.

It's a Nazi Emblem, not a banner. 

 

But it was probably uncalled for.

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You should be banned for posting a nazi banner. I lost half of my ancestors during WW2, you asshole. You are posting comments like little child as if everything is funny and harmless but in reality most people don't like you.

 

Here's a clue.

 

This is not Europe, where many Nazi images are totally banned in certain countries.

 

So what if he posted a Nazi symbol as a response to a dumb post? Any intelligent person can see that he was not promoting or endorsing Nazism by posting it, and I certainly don't see anybody who tried to offend any ancestors of yours, so your imagined outrage is simply the fabrication of a mind that's looking to be outraged.

 

Go get a sense of humor, because yours is certainly lacking.

 

And you're calling for somebody to be banned for posting an image? Isn't that a tiny bit Nazi like?

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