“Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system will include tools borrowed from the iPhone that let developers determine the geographical location of Macs, as well as extend additional support for multi-touch to their apps,” Kasper Jade reports for AppleInsider.
“People familiar with the latest pre-release distributions of the next-gen OS say the software now includes the CoreLocation framework previously available via the iPhone SDK, which will allow Mac applications to identify the current latitude and longitude of the Macs on which they’re running,” Jade reports.
“Since Macs don’t include GPS technology like the iPhone 3G, CoreLocation will utilize a Mac’s existing networking hardware to triangulate the system’s location in a manner similar to the way the original iPhone was able to use the technology ti emulate a true global positioning signal,” Jade reports.
“Those same people say that developers writing applications for Snow Leopard will also gain access to a new set of Cocoa-based programing interfaces for leveraging the multi-touch features of the latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros within their applications,” Jade reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Macs don’t include GPS technology, yet. And, of course Snow Leopard has CoreLocation and Multi-Touch™ hooks, how else is the MacBook touch going to… Uh, never mind.