More for Jaguar?

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in macOS edited January 2014
More?



Well, the presentation has come and gone and we now see a glimmer of what Jaguar will be. But is that all? I mean...10.2 isn't being released until September (I think). So was the product that Steve Jobs showed on Monday a sneak peak to something more?



There's a part of me (a rumor hunter) that says that this isn't all that's in the pipeline. And I base this on a few things that have been hinted on in the past. At the end of this is also the mandatory wild prediction...but I'll get to that soon. First...let's look at past announcements:



1) Quicktime 6: Phil Schiler and Steve Jobs both announced that it is coming (my guess is come hell or high water). That in itself is impressive....but the part that caught my attention was the brodcaster application. This along with MPEG 4 could be very useful.



2) At the shareholders meeting that took place a short time ago, a question was asked as to what Apple is doing about video conferencing. Steve Jobs went into a rant (from what I gathered) about how bad the situation is in the industry.



Now most people would automatically take these two instances and put them together. Broadcaster + Video Conferencing....no brainer. But the interesting thing is that none of this was brought up at the Developers conference.....except for the possibilities of iChat. Although this application in itself is impressive....could Apple not do more with this application (i.e. - integrate brodcaster). Not only that....with inkwell, you have a very high end video conferencing/chat program. On top of that...throw on integration with address book....and well it's a regular communication powerhouse. Now what I just went over leads to my "wild prediction".



Take all of what I just mentioned above and bring in the "wild" rumors of a tablet/pda system that have been flying around (especially with the inkwell announcement).....throw in airport (or bluetooth)......WOW. A portable communications juggernaut! Something that would surpass the "average" PDA system....just as the iPod surpassed the MP3 player.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 17
    powerdocpowerdoc Posts: 8,123member
    They have to stabilized and optimized Jaguar, a hard work to do before september .



    I hope that Jaguar will be better than classic in any aera. It's not the case alredy, os X is great but lack of drivers and is slow.
  • Reply 2 of 17
    brendonbrendon Posts: 642member
    [quote]Originally posted by the dead parot:



    <strong>At the shareholders meeting that took place a short time ago, a question was asked as to what Apple is doing about video conferencing. Steve Jobs went into a rant (from what I gathered) about how bad the situation is in the industry.

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Don't know about the rant part, but seeing as the QuickTime team had QT6 done a little while ago I would guess that they are working on something. I would assume that they will use QT6 and broadcaster to accomplish this.
  • Reply 3 of 17
    This all makes sense. And the fact that they demo'd iChat off at WWDC... consumers have not seen iChat in action. Apple will want to demo it off at Macworld NY...



    They are not suppose go into details of actual iApp's, just the technology behind them and Steve did talk about QuickTime 6, and Broadcaster, yet he did not go into detail on the application, just said it would be in Jaguar.



    Macworld NY we will see iChat in much greater detail...
  • Reply 4 of 17
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    Its things like Broadcaster, Adress Book and iChat that makes you hate that not the whole world isn´t Mac´ed. Think about it: Most people I know is on a ADSL or similar connection and with tools like those build into the OS one of the future senarios of what computers can do for us will be here now: All people present despite where you are in the world.
  • Reply 5 of 17
    [quote]Originally posted by Anders:

    <strong>Its things like Broadcaster, Adress Book and iChat that makes you hate that not the whole world isn´t Mac´ed. Think about it: Most people I know is on a ADSL or similar connection and with tools like those build into the OS one of the future senarios of what computers can do for us will be here now: All people present despite where you are in the world.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    When I had been working on Mac OS X prior to release, and Address Book was a separate application from Mail, I could not believe it. I had no idea why Apple would do such a thing, but now all the pieces are coming together.



    Imagine, if iChat had these capabilities what it could do for business! the dead parot is right on track, I mean why wouldn't Apple put these two pieces together? It would be such an obvious thing to integrate. And this kind of feature, may be Macintosh only and you have to use a mac.com account (or Rendezvous)...
  • Reply 6 of 17
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    I wonder if Apple has plans to integrate iChat and some form of video conferencing.
  • Reply 7 of 17
    It pretty much already does, use quicktime six and set up a live stream and send it over iChat. If I understand everthing correctly that wil work, now if they just had a thing in the menu bar like start video broadcast that would be much nicer, witch could be there for all I know.
  • Reply 8 of 17
    Just to further something here. I'm not sure if it's possible. But do you think that Apple might be doing something with vid-cams?



    Again...I'm thinking along the wild ipad idea, how a cam might be used in such a device? If not in the pad device...then maybe an apple peripheral?



    Apple will be one to watch within the next couple of months that's for sure
  • Reply 9 of 17
    buonrottobuonrotto Posts: 6,368member
    Yes, I think that is a logical next step to make iChat/AIM into the next CU-SeeMe and offer or integrate a webcam. That, and video and voice in e-mail (not just as an attachment, mind you).
  • Reply 10 of 17
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    iChat is butt-ugly.
  • Reply 11 of 17
    aslanaslan Posts: 97member
    So are you I'd wager! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 12 of 17
    rogue27rogue27 Posts: 607member
    It just cracks me up when people post to say things like "iChat is ugly!!!".



    I don't know why, posts like this just make me laugh. Like people can't express themselves other than to yell about what they don't like and then walk away with no explanation.
  • Reply 13 of 17
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    [quote]Originally posted by Aslan:

    <strong>So are you I'd wager! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Never go to Vegas....



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 14 of 17
    aslanaslan Posts: 97member
    [quote] "My blood is too thick for Nevada... I've never been able to properly explain myself in this climate"

    - Hunter S. Thompson, FLinLasVegas <hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 15 of 17
    ghost_user_nameghost_user_name Posts: 22,667member
    [quote]Originally posted by rogue27:

    <strong>It just cracks me up when people post to say things like "iChat is ugly!!!".



    I don't know why, posts like this just make me laugh. Like people can't express themselves other than to yell about what they don't like and then walk away with no explanation.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Yelling deserves an excl. pt. or capitalized letters. Everyone knows I am referring to iChat's "Brushed Metal" interface.
  • Reply 16 of 17
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,780member
    Apple's not in a position to unveil video-conferencing features using QT6, since the geniuses who are working on a licensing plan for MPEG4 (the underlying tech behind QT's video-conferencing features) are asking for a pay per use fee from anyone using the streaming features (someone else can probably explain this better than me...)



    If the patent licensing issue can be worked out before July, I think we'll see a video-conferencing iApp unveiled with the new Power Macs with Jaguar.



    Just my opinion. No Insider info.
  • Reply 17 of 17
    murkmurk Posts: 935member
    One thing that might be added is a new text-to-speech engine. Steve noted that Apple was in the market for better one. It may not be included in the final Jaguar release, but why mention it in the Jag keynote if it will not? I wonder if they are thinking about using AT&T's Natural Voices?



    <a href="http://www.naturalvoices.att.com/demos/rec_us_m.html"; target="_blank">Natural Voices Demo Page</a>
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