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calbear93
May 18, 2011, 04:52 AM
I start college in August and I would like to get a MacBook Pro. I was wondering if I should wait for Lion to be released or if I should buy a computer now with Snow Leopard. The date that Lion is being released will affect my decision! So does anyone know or have any idea?



OllyW
May 18, 2011, 05:01 AM
They haven't announced a date, just that it will be available in Summer 2011.

http://www.apple.com/uk/macosx/lion/

dethmaShine
May 18, 2011, 05:23 AM
They haven't announced a date, just that it will be available in Summer 2011.

http://www.apple.com/uk/macosx/lion/

Check one of the threads on the front page [i guess].

As far as I understand, we will see a GM release on the day of the keynote at WWDC 2011.

Add 60 days to the Golden Master build. Somewhere in mid-august, you will see a release of the same. In my opinion, Apple will hold another event in August/September to release OS X with the new macbook airs and the iPods.

Just my guess.

calbear93
May 18, 2011, 08:15 AM
So I guess the general consensus is that Lion will be released in mid-August at the earliest?

Cougarcat
May 18, 2011, 08:18 AM
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Yes. We'll get a better idea at WWDC in a few weeks.

maflynn
May 18, 2011, 08:55 AM
So I guess the general consensus is that Lion will be released in mid-August at the earliest?

I don't know if there's a general consensus especially given apple's penchant for secrecy. There's hope that mid august is time frame but thats more SWAG then anything

ThaDoggg
May 18, 2011, 10:53 AM
The general consensus would be that it will be released in the summer. If you're looking at a particular month, no one knows.

rmbrown09
May 18, 2011, 02:47 PM
My question is how does the process work if you are a developer? Do you go out and buy the retail copy and upgrade the dev preview? Do you not have to buy it?

mrapplegate
May 18, 2011, 02:55 PM
My question is how does the process work if you are a developer? Do you go out and buy the retail copy and upgrade the dev preview? Do you not have to buy it?

You will have access to the GM, so you won't have to buy it.

roadbloc
May 18, 2011, 04:56 PM
Lion will be released when it is ready.

PlaceofDis
May 18, 2011, 05:00 PM
since they've said summer, i'd certainly expect towards the later portion of summer given that Apple has a tendency to release things later rather than sooner when they've given a time-frame

Mr. Retrofire
May 18, 2011, 07:57 PM
As far as I understand, we will see a GM release on the day of the keynote at WWDC 2011.

Apple told developers (like me) this:
http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/bginfo/c04661ca.png
This does sound like we will see a public beta of Lion on the WWDC 2011. Windows 8 has also a public beta.

aramosc
May 18, 2011, 07:59 PM
any idea on pricing for Lion?

Mr. Retrofire
May 18, 2011, 08:31 PM
Any idea on pricing for Lion?

Lion Up-To-Date License: ≈ 10 US$
Lion Upgrade License: ≈ 30 US$
Lion Single Seat License: ??? US$
Lion Family Pack License: ??? US$

The upgrade disc is usually a full version of Mac OS X.

PlaceofDis
May 18, 2011, 08:33 PM
Lion Up-To-Date License: ≈ 10 US$
Lion Upgrade License: ≈ 30 US$
Lion Single Seat License: ??? US$
Lion Family Pack License: ??? US$

The upgrade disc is usually a full version of Mac OS X.

that depends. Snow Leopard has been the one exception in pricing with OS X updates.

personally i'd say anywhere from $130 down to $30, but more likely the former.

maclaptop
May 18, 2011, 08:34 PM
I hope it's later rather than sooner.

It would be very nice to have a reasonably bug free version.

Mal
May 18, 2011, 09:33 PM
Apple told developers (like me) this:
Image (http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/bginfo/c04661ca.png)
This does sound like we will see a public beta of Lion on the WWDC 2011. Windows 8 has also a public beta.

Sorry, I don't see anything to suggest public beta. Apple's never done a public beta before, either, only betas for developers. I have a distinct feeling that the Developer Previews are the same as what's traditionally been called a beta, so we probably will get a good keynote preview, another seed or two to developers of the previews, and then release. I don't expect a public beta at all.

jW

Mr. Retrofire
May 19, 2011, 12:08 AM
Sorry, I don't see anything to suggest public beta. Apple's never done a public beta before, either, only betas for developers.
*lol*

I did not expect this from you, but you sound now like the average, uninformed MR-user.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Public_Beta
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKQGRdK8pYo
(Look at the table in the video!)

:rolleyes:

dethmaShine
May 19, 2011, 02:37 AM
Apple told developers (like me) this:
Image (http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/bginfo/c04661ca.png)
This does sound like we will see a public beta of Lion on the WWDC 2011. Windows 8 has also a public beta.

They told devlelopers like me as well:

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The point being, they will be in full form to preview a beta and later claim at as a GM build. That's no big deal.

maflynn
May 19, 2011, 06:19 AM
Sorry, I don't see anything to suggest public beta. Apple's never done a public beta before,
Dude, look before you leap ;)

Apple gave us a public beta of 10.0

baryon
May 19, 2011, 06:29 AM
since they've said summer, i'd certainly expect towards the later portion of summer given that Apple has a tendency to release things later rather than sooner when they've given a time-frame

Snow Leopard was released before schedule... so that's worth considering too. However, given how buggy Lion is at this stage, I think there's still a few months of testing to do, which probably means July-August.

Mal
May 19, 2011, 10:28 AM
*lol*

I did not expect this from you, but you sound now like the average, uninformed MR-user.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Public_Beta
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKQGRdK8pYo
(Look at the table in the video!)

:rolleyes:

Dude, look before you leap ;)

Apple gave us a public beta of 10.0

ROFL. OK, sorry, forgot that. Still, don't think it really negates my point. 10.0 was decidedly a different situation, and Apple was under pressure to get something out to the masses. No such situation exists now.

And Mr. Retrofire, I'm hurt. :( :p

jW

tkermit
May 19, 2011, 12:10 PM
I don't see any indication that there's going to be a public beta program for Lion.

mrapplegate
May 19, 2011, 12:21 PM
I don't see any indication that there's going to be a public beta program for Lion.

Some say there already is one. Instead of $29.95 it is now $99 :rolleyes:

rorschach
May 20, 2011, 03:48 AM
http://www.9to5mac.com/68028/screenshots-of-apples-impressive-new-daily-download-ipad-app-as-more-apple-store-2-0-news/#more-68028

Of course it is incredibly unlikely, but 9to5's source claims Lion will launch on Sunday. If it is being released on the app store, then no advance notice would be needed as there would be no need to line up at stores.

I only post this because it's out there.

Cougarcat
May 20, 2011, 03:58 AM
Yeah, not a chance.

Lesser Evets
May 20, 2011, 06:24 AM
Lion will be released when it is ready.

Prudently, it should be released in 2012. All the OSs of the past 4 years have been horrible for the first six to nine months of public sale.

mikekey
May 20, 2011, 01:28 PM
http://www.9to5mac.com/68028/screenshots-of-apples-impressive-new-daily-download-ipad-app-as-more-apple-store-2-0-news/#more-68028

Of course it is incredibly unlikely, but 9to5's source claims Lion will launch on Sunday. If it is being released on the app store, then no advance notice would be needed as there would be no need to line up at stores.

I only post this because it's out there.

I saw that, but others think it's more likely that the gigs of data are media and other tools for the new Apple Store 2.0 anniversary dealo. Which would match.

igoodso
May 24, 2011, 07:48 AM
Let's hope it's June 8th

ActionableMango
May 25, 2011, 01:29 PM
http://www.9to5mac.com/68028/screenshots-of-apples-impressive-new-daily-download-ipad-app-as-more-apple-store-2-0-news/#more-68028

9to5's source claims Lion will launch on Sunday.

What??? I missed the release??? :rolleyes:

frito1224
May 26, 2011, 08:09 PM
i just talked with an apple care rep he told me lion will probably be released in june & considering that it has just went live to apple internally it could be out soon

Cougarcat
May 26, 2011, 08:13 PM
i just talked with an apple care rep he told me lion will probably be released in june & considering that it has just went live to apple internally it could be out soon

Just so you know, Applecare reps know just as much as we do.

thunderclap
May 26, 2011, 09:35 PM
The only reason I could buy June is because FCPX is scheduled for release in June. They may make FCPX require Lion. Just saying that there is the possibility.

MacManiac76
May 26, 2011, 10:30 PM
i just talked with an apple care rep he told me lion will probably be released in june & considering that it has just went live to apple internally it could be out soon

You posted this same b.s. several times before already. Stop spreading false information, it does nobody any good.

FroMann
May 27, 2011, 01:51 AM
Out of a random guess, November.

Thunderbird
May 27, 2011, 03:49 PM
i just talked with an apple care rep he told me lion will probably be released in june & considering that it has just went live to apple internally it could be out soon

I just got off the phone with Steve Jobs and he says August. :rolleyes:

baryon
May 27, 2011, 04:07 PM
The date simply HAS to be announced at WWDC. And when it does get announced, it shouldn't ship in more than like 90 days. So I guess that in a bit more than a month from now is likely.

MikhailT
May 27, 2011, 07:40 PM
The date simply HAS to be announced at WWDC. And when it does get announced, it shouldn't ship in more than like 90 days. So I guess that in a bit more than a month from now is likely.

No, it doesn’t simply have to be announced at WWDC. Apple can release it whenever it is ready to be released. Release dates never does anybody good. Apple should take their time to release a stable OS because it is stable and ready, not the other way around. Every OS company should be like this.

Maclver
May 28, 2011, 12:00 PM
The date simply HAS to be announced at WWDC. And when it does get announced, it shouldn't ship in more than like 90 days. So I guess that in a bit more than a month from now is likely.

agreed.... I don't see why people are saying its going to be released in June... we still only have a Developer Preview.. The keyword is Preview.. I expect WWDC to show us all the new features and a beta released.. Because If I remember correctly when Jobs unveiled DP1 the features he showed off are the ones we have and he said there is many more to come..

Also if Lion where to ship next week wouldn't we have seen a thing from apple saying "Now accepting your apps for Mac App Store on Lion" or something like that