RUMOR: Apple’s OS X Lion to launch July 6th at 9am PDT

“We’ve just received word from our source in the San Francisco Bay Area that Apple is planning to release Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on Wednesday, July 6th at 9:00 am Pacific Time,” E. Werner Reschke reports for T-GAAP.

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“One particular item of interest about this news is that with OS X Lion being an online-release-only, Apple can wait until the 11th hour to release new OS,” Reschke writes. “They don’t have to first lock it down, then press it onto DVDs, then box it, then ship to their hundreds of stores and through distribution in order to meet a certain publicly announced launch date.”

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38 Comments

  1. I’m just gonna say it. Theres nothing in lion that excites me except for the new multitouch gestures. Seriously I think when I download it I’m gonna be dissapointed

    1. Ae you kidding me there are so many new things to be excited about. What about mission control. What about autosave. What about launchpad. What about resume. All these things and many more are things to get excited about and I can’t wait to download it so I can have my first 21.5 inch ipad.

  2. Boys and girls, I’m as much of a fanboy as you are. I have been an Apple customer since 1982. But please, be patient. Let others be the canary in the coal mine. Wait a few days to make sure there are no hiccups. And heed the advice of some of the more wise souls among us to back up your data first, repair permissions, and to wrap your body in aluminum foil before attempting the download.

    No doubt, Apple has tested this up the ying-yang. But it makes sense to wait a few days to make sure that no bugs lurk in the woodwork affecting the OS or its new-fangled delivery mechanism.

    Also, be sure to floss regularly and eat three servings of fruits and vegetables. Also always say please and thank you.

    Did I miss anything?

    1. “Also, be sure to floss regularly and eat three servings of fruits and vegetables. Also always say please and thank you.
      Did I miss anything?”

      …… If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.

  3. “One particular item of interest about this news is that with OS X Lion being an online-release-only, Apple can wait until the 11th hour to release new OS,” Reschke writes. “They don’t have to first lock it down, then press it onto DVDs, then box it, then ship to their hundreds of stores and through distribution in order to meet a certain publicly announced launch date.”

    OR, they can launch I’m the 1st hour, because they don’t have to wait for the DVDs and packaging to be made, assembled, and distributed before releasing it.

  4. Does anyone know if Quicken7 et al, will be compatible with Lion? I have heard that Intuit is not very responsive or timely, in accommodating OS changes.

    Thank you.

    1. No Rosetta in Lion. Supposedly Intuit is working out a deal/plan/scheme/scam/lie (take your pick) to somehow incorporate Rosetta elements into Quicken to run under Lion. (Don’t hold your breath.)
      I am making the switch to iBank (working great so far – easily incorporated 20 years of Quicken data) since Intuit is worse than clueless when it comes to Mac users.

      1. Thank you Mac Plus. It appears to be as I suspected about Intuit’s laggard ways re: Mac Users.

        I will take a look at Ibank, as you referenced, and see if it will work for me.

  5. Definitely be more patient with this one.

    Keep in mind that the delays of pressing, packaging and distribution for previous releases also meant more time for users to discover issues.

    I’ve always installed as soon as possible, but *only* on spare machines and beta units.

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