“Apple’s iPhones and iPads get most of the attention, but Apple is now directing the spotlight on the Mac,” David Pogue reports for The New York Times.
“There had been rumors swirling that Apple was back-burnering the Mac, but that’s hard to believe after Thursday’s announcement: from now on, Apple will update Mac OS X once a year,” Pogue reports. “It will start this summer with Mac OS X 10.8, code-named Mountain Lion, only a year after the Lion version was released.”
Pogue reports, “The real shocker, though, is that for the first time, Apple decided to give tech reviewers an early, early version of Mountain Lion — not just months before its release to the public, but even before its release to its developer (programmer) community.”
Pogue reports, “You also have to wonder how Apple will keep numbering Mac OS X, since it’s already at version 10.8. (Actually, Apple’s people told me: They have no problem with double-digit decimal points, like Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.11, and Mac OS X 10.12.) The bigger question is how long it can keep coming up with big cat names. Mac OS X Bobcat? Mac OS X Cougar? Mac OS X Really Fat Tabby?”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]
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