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MacRumors
Mar 19, 2007, 11:01 PM
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Apple has posted some details (http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/sessions/) on the various conference sessions that will be available at the Worldwide Developer's Conference 2007.

The sessions are divided into 6 tracks:

- Leopard Innovations (http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/tracks/leopard.html)
- Mac OS X Essentials (http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/tracks/macosx.html)
- Information Technologies (http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/tracks/it.html)
- Developer Tools (http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/tracks/devtools.html)
- Graphics and Imaging (http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/tracks/graphics.html)
- Content and Media (http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/tracks/contentmedia.html)

The Leopard session descriptions are not particularly revealing, but does remind us of some upcoming features of Leopard that have previously been revealed:

- Core Animation is an incredible layer-based animation system that will revolutionize the user experience of your application.
- Mac OS X Leopard elevates video communication with iChat Theater, a new API that shares content from your application over video chat.
- The Calendar Store framework, provided in Mac OS X Leopard, is a simple interface to a user's iCal data. Using the Calendar Store, applications can read, create, and modify events and tasks with just a few lines of code.

An original overview of Leopard remains posted on Apple's site (http://www.apple.com/macosx/leopard/), but Steve Jobs hinted in August 2006 that several "top secret" features of Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) were being held back in Leopard and would not be revealed until a later date. Very few details about these secret features have been leaked to date, but many have speculated on significant visual changes to finder.

Leopard has been targeted for a "Spring 2007" release. WWDC 2007 takes place between June 11-15th in San Francisco.



4God
Mar 19, 2007, 11:06 PM
Nice, I wish I could go. A bit pricey though.

weitzner
Mar 19, 2007, 11:10 PM
it sucks because apple is waiving the registration fee.... but i can't go because of timing issues :(

simon-says
Mar 19, 2007, 11:11 PM
I finished my application for the student scholarship today before the deadline. Hope I make it on that.

bigwig
Mar 19, 2007, 11:12 PM
Visual changes to Finder? How about some functional changes, starting with getting rid of those &$*# .DS_Store files Finder drops everywhere.

thegoldenmackid
Mar 19, 2007, 11:13 PM
funny...apple leaks no hardware updates..:apple: :(

juanster
Mar 19, 2007, 11:17 PM
funny...apple leaks no hardware updates..:apple: :(

yeah i kno,, but did not really expect them to post that, that would stop lottttts of sales of the hardware available right now... also maybeeeeeeee and this i believe the hardware upgrades and leopard releases will happen just a bit before WWDC, or then again maybe,, that wil be the "one more thing" thing

MacSamurai
Mar 19, 2007, 11:25 PM
it's so far away...please let there be mac pros before that...pleeeease.Maybe new ipods will get the spotlight...

juanster
Mar 19, 2007, 11:27 PM
it's so far away...please let there be mac pros before that...pleeeease.Maybe new ipods will get the spotlight...

mac pros?? yeah i can see that coming,, not iPods tho, they would steal thunder of the iPhone, i think (and really hooope) we will see the first Santa Rosa platforms out by then....can't wait to get a SR.MB

justflie
Mar 19, 2007, 11:32 PM
mac pros?? yeah i can see that coming,, not iPods tho, they would steal thunder of the iPhone, i think (and really hooope) we will see the first Santa Rosa platforms out by then....can't wait to get a SR.MB

I agree with the iPods. I would guess about a month of frantic buying time for the iPhone before new ipods come out. That will let the public get their hands on it and those who were planning on buying iPhones right away have already done so.

Redneck1089
Mar 19, 2007, 11:34 PM
it's so far away...please let there be mac pros before that...pleeeease.Maybe new ipods will get the spotlight...

It would be absolutely ridiculous if Apple doesn't release new Mac Pros before then. I'd be mad... So, so, mad. Mad like a swatted bee. Mad like a drunk Mel Gibson. :mad: :mad: :mad:

Rocketman
Mar 19, 2007, 11:39 PM
I posted about this over a week ago. Oh, wait, I posted the details of the OSX updates from the WWDC site :)

Rocketman

tyson12zoll
Mar 19, 2007, 11:47 PM
The imac is almost 10 years old.
I wonder if they might announce minor updates to hold over for an imac to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Doctor Q
Mar 20, 2007, 01:06 AM
What apps that ship with Mac OS X might take advantage of iChat Theater?

digiguy23
Mar 20, 2007, 01:11 AM
No Leopard until after June.

iMikeT
Mar 20, 2007, 02:46 AM
Wow. Apple is keeping major details close to their chest.

LostPacket
Mar 20, 2007, 03:37 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't announcing new Leopard features introduce more bugs/issues with the next developer seeds? I can't see how they can even think of a Spring 2007 release if that happens. Are they just testing these features internally?

mdriftmeyer
Mar 20, 2007, 04:06 AM
Nice to see Cocoa finally taking the driver seat.

Stridder44
Mar 20, 2007, 04:11 AM
Holy eff June!?? No updates/secrets revealed of any kind until June?? Jebus...

a456
Mar 20, 2007, 04:50 AM
Does this picture:
http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/images/header_backpage.jpg

Remind anyone else of the 1984 ad?

cwedl
Mar 20, 2007, 05:04 AM
Proper MSN support for iChat!!! Please Apple Please

SPUY767
Mar 20, 2007, 05:52 AM
I had my employer talked into going, but I guess they decided that I didn't need to learn any more and instead budgeted three times as much for our Sysadmin to go to some MS networking workshop. Pfft. Blow me.

motulist
Mar 20, 2007, 07:17 AM
Does this picture:
http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/images/header_backpage.jpg

Remind anyone else of the 1984 ad?

Um, maybe it's all the political correctness that the media beat into me, but doesn't it seem weird that everyone in that picture is a white male?

SPUY767
Mar 20, 2007, 07:20 AM
Um, maybe it's all the political correctness that the media beat into me, but doesn't it seem weird that everyone in that picture is a white male?

My political correctness left me when i got rejected from a college roster so that they could fill their Affirmative Action quota. Those are the bad seats, all the minorities are up front.

edit: oh, and the politically correct term would have been, Caucasain Male.

bryanc
Mar 20, 2007, 07:26 AM
Does this picture:
http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/images/header_backpage.jpg

Remind anyone else of the 1984 ad?

Now that you mention it, yes. However, what I noticed is that it is probably a real picture, rather than a staged PR image, due to the fact that it is made up exclusively of white men, rather than the diverse population Apple likes to portray itself as.

Cheers

SPUY767
Mar 20, 2007, 07:37 AM
Well, I think that just over 1 in 10 SE's is female, Asians comprise a demographically equal slice of the SE pie, while other minorities comprise less than 15% of the pool combined. It would seem that nerdy stuff just interests Caucasians with penises more than others. I'll see if i can whip up an overlay of the D & D playing Demo to go along with the SE demo to do a comparison.

This demo information is several years old, I came upon it in my OOP class in college.

motulist
Mar 20, 2007, 07:40 AM
Now that you mention it, yes. However, what I noticed is that it is probably a real picture, rather than a staged PR image, due to the fact that it is made up exclusively of white men, rather than the diverse population Apple likes to portray itself as.

Cheers

You're right, the all white male grouping is probably because it's a picture of the people who actually attend WWDC rather than how a PR department would want to portray it.

(Yes, I'm sure there are a few non-white males at WWDC, but considering the percentage of the different groups in attendance it's not surprising that none show up in a picture of about 12 faces)

CJD2112
Mar 20, 2007, 07:52 AM
It would be absolutely ridiculous if Apple doesn't release new Mac Pros before then. I'd be mad... So, so, mad. Mad like a swatted bee. Mad like a drunk Mel Gibson. :mad: :mad: :mad:

God, I kind of hope not. I just bought a Mac Pro in December after upgrading from my Power Mac G5 and I'd be bummed if it was already "obsolete".

Hey, I had a thought the other day I'd like to run by some of the old-school Mac users/lovers. One of the only reasons I hesitated when switching to Mac's four years ago was the fact that I built most of my PC units and felt more confident that the parts would be upgradeable. That is, I could usually drop in a new chipset when they came out, assuming the chipset fit the socket and other requirements of the Motherboard.

I realize that custom built PC/Dos based systems are nothing compared to Apple systems (and by nothing I mean mostly different hardware components). However, that may chance with the recent switch to Intel processors (it seems logical to just drop in a new Intel Quad Core Processor Chipset into my Dual Core system for an easy upgrade to Octo machines).

Yet, wouldn't it make sense for Apple to offer customers some sort of upgrade options? Example:

Let's assume I bought a new Mac Pro 2.66, then a few weeks later new Mac Pro's are released. How about:

1) letting that customer trade up for a set amount if new machines become available within 30 or so days of purchase

2) Allowing customers for in-store upgrades of certain components instead of ditching a system (such as chipsets, etc.). When the Quad Core Intel Chipsets came out, why not allow Mac Pro owners to upgrade to Octo systems in-store without doing it themselves and voiding out the Mac warranties???

Wouldn't that appease some PC/Windows owners and coax some of them over to "the Apple side"? lol

motulist
Mar 20, 2007, 07:57 AM
To all those unfairly whining that it's been way too long between updates or afraid that their new computer is about to be replaced by a new model, just follow the guide, it reveals all.

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

According to the guide, so far only a few computer products are beyond even the average length between updates, let alone being past the longest recorded gap between updates, and even those overdue are just slightly over the gap between updates. So relax, all is normal. You're just getting antsy because you're so excited to see new products, and not because it's been an extra long time between updates.

justflie
Mar 20, 2007, 08:28 AM
God, I kind of hope not. I just bought a Mac Pro in December after upgrading from my Power Mac G5 and I'd be bummed if it was already "obsolete".

I know you put obselete in quotes for a reason, so don't worry too much about it. If your Mac still does what you need it to do (and does it well), then the latest and greatest will only tide you over until the next rumor begins and the vicious cycle will continue ad nauseum. Now, if you really need that extra power with the 8 cores, then by all means, your points are quite valid and I'll stop talking and go do my homework (that I am avoiding so well). :p

zombitronic
Mar 20, 2007, 08:40 AM
Just stupid speculation, but I'm hoping for a bumptop-like UI as one of the top-secret features. I really doubt it, and I don't know how implementable it would be without a touch screen interface, but still...

BiikeMike
Mar 20, 2007, 09:01 AM
To all those unfairly whining that it's been way too long between updates or afraid that their new computer is about to be replaced by a new model, just follow the guide, it reveals all.

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

According to the guide, so far only a few computer products are beyond even the average length between updates, let alone being past the longest recorded gap between updates, and even those overdue are just slightly over the gap between updates. So relax, all is normal. You're just getting antsy because you're so excited to see new products, and not because it's been an extra long time between updates.

We are slightly over the average for displays and Mac Pros which seem to be what most people are waiting for. (Including myself) WWDC Would put us right at the longest they ever waited to update the Powermac (6/2004-4/2005) and A few months under the longest they have ever waited to update ACDs (1/2003-6/2004)

johnee
Mar 20, 2007, 09:48 AM
To all those unfairly whining that it's been way too long between updates or afraid that their new computer is about to be replaced by a new model, just follow the guide, it reveals all.

http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/

According to the guide, so far only a few computer products are beyond even the average length between updates, let alone being past the longest recorded gap between updates, and even those overdue are just slightly over the gap between updates. So relax, all is normal. You're just getting antsy because you're so excited to see new products, and not because it's been an extra long time between updates.

You have to understand the desire to get a mac NOW is strong, hell, it's stronger than the dark side of the force that taunts me as I walk to work everyday, pushing me around, saying stuff like "hey, the dark side is pretty cool, you should join us", making fun of me and .... sorry.

But if I can hold off the dark forces of the universe, I can wait for an update.

CJD2112
Mar 20, 2007, 09:49 AM
I know you put obselete in quotes for a reason, so don't worry too much about it. If your Mac still does what you need it to do (and does it well), then the latest and greatest will only tide you over until the next rumor begins and the vicious cycle will continue ad nauseum. Now, if you really need that extra power with the 8 cores, then by all means, your points are quite valid and I'll stop talking and go do my homework (that I am avoiding so well). :p

lol I know, as with the average "American Consumer", I tend to get caught up in having the latest and greatest when in actuality I don't need more than I currently have. However, as I use Windows Vista for AutoCAD on a slave drive (I can hear the boo's already) a little more horsepower under the Mac hood wouldn't hurt lol ;)

a456
Mar 20, 2007, 11:07 AM
Um, maybe it's all the political correctness that the media beat into me, but doesn't it seem weird that everyone in that picture is a white male?

There's one guy with ginger hair, does he count as a minority?

zombitronic
Mar 20, 2007, 11:15 AM
There's one guy with ginger hair, does he count as a minority?

Ginger kids...yes. They suffer from "gingervitis" and believe they are the chosen race. Unless he's a daywalker, then the Gingers will make an example of him by throwing him into the lava first.

Cult Follower
Mar 20, 2007, 05:40 PM
Does this picture:
http://developer.apple.com/wwdc/images/header_backpage.jpg

Remind anyone else of the 1984 ad?

wow, maybe there's a reason for it.

FF_productions
Mar 20, 2007, 10:47 PM
I reallly hope Leopard comes out before WWDC. I'm trying to get my dad to purchase a 24 inch iMac and I don't want a huge delay. And now this talk about a new design just makes it even a worse wait.