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Old Feb 4, 2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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OS X 10.9 Activity Ramping Up as Speculation on Developer Preview Release Increases




AppleInsider reported late last week that web traffic logs from machines claiming to run OS X 10.9 had jumped from "a few dozen" back in October into the thousands last month, suggesting that the new operating system may be close to making its first appearance. MacRumors is seeing a nearly identical trend, with a significant increase in OS X 10.9 activity since last November.

Hits on macrumors.com from systems identifying themselves as running OS X 10.9 in January 2013
Apple needs to test new platforms with a wide range of websites, and server logs can be examined to see which operating systems and browsers are in use, tipping off sites when a new OS appears. While such data can be easily faked in browsers, the trends currently being observed are consistent with past releases and previous examinations have shown OS X 10.9 hits coming from IP addresses associated with Apple.

Growth in hits on macrumors.com from systems identifying themselves as running OS X 10.9
Apple has recently been launching new versions of OS X on an annual basis, with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion having launched in July of last year, a year after 10.7 Lion in July 2011. Apple released the first developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion in mid-February of last year, so it seems reasonable that the company could be looking at similar timing for OS X 10.9.

It has been rumored that OS X 10.9 will bring Siri to Macs for the first time, building on the dictation feature added to Mountain Lion. Rumors have also suggested integration with Apple's Maps, although the company has experienced significant criticisms with its maps app on iOS.

Article Link: OS X 10.9 Activity Ramping Up as Speculation on Developer Preview Release Increases
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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That was quick.
I don't like this. If they jump to this so quick it should be called 10.7.8
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 02:49 PM   #4
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That was quick.
This rumor bugs me on several levels. I just finally upgraded my Macbook Pro to Mountain Lion last night (skipped Lion entirely) due to concerns about stability and replacing PPC apps, etc. and that cost me $20. Now they're talking about ANOTHER "major" (more like minor lately, IMO) update? I'm sure that will be another $20 and remove support for many more recent Intel machines. This is getting to be too many updates too often. I want STABLE releases, but I also don't want support left out for my machines because developers won't bother for older OS versions many times (very common with apps like Handbrake, for example in the past).

What MAJOR thing could they possibly have accomplished in the past few months that there's a rumor after just TWO Mountain Lion releases???

I think Apple is counting the $20 x 10+ MILLION customers and thinking world cruises plus a new Ferrari for all management level employees every single year from now on or something.
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This rumor bugs me on several levels. I just finally upgraded my Macbook Pro to Mountain Lion last night (skipped Lion entirely) due to concerns about stability and replacing PPC apps, etc. and that cost me $20. Now they're talking about ANOTHER "major" (more like minor lately, IMO) update? I'm sure that will be another $20 and remove support for many more recent Intel machines. This is getting to be too many updates too often. I want STABLE releases, but I also don't want support left out for my machines because developers won't bother for older OS versions many times (very common with apps like Handbrake, for example in the past).

What MAJOR thing could they possibly have accomplished in the past few months that there's a rumor after just TWO Mountain Lion releases???

I think Apple is counting the $20 x 10+ MILLION customers and thinking world cruises plus a new Ferrari for all management level employees every single year from now on or something.
How is once a year "too often" ? Windows is the same way.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 02:59 PM   #6
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How is once a year "too often" ? Windows is the same way.
Bologna. Windows 8 was launched over 3 years after Windows7. Windows7 came out about 2.5 years after Windows Vista and Vista came out over 6 years after Windows XP. I don't see even a single example of a ONE year update interval.

As for why, I would say Snow Leopard wasn't even working right and/or stable compared to regular Leopard until at least 10.6.4 if not 10.6.6. I waited almost a year to update for that reason. I didn't update to Lion period it was so unstable and wiped out so much software (i.e. all Rosetta PPC emulation). I'm fine with Apple doing point updates, but they're basically turning point updates into major releases and then touting it's only $20 to upgrade when Windows doesn't charge anything for those updates so it's just a marketing gimmick. Worse yet, they're using it as an excuse lately to stop support for older machines each update (probably the real reason it's being accelerated so much).
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Bologna. Windows 8 was launched over 3 years after Windows7. Windows7 came out about 2.5 years after Windows Vista and Vista came out over 6 years after Windows XP. I don't see even a single example of a ONE year update interval.

As for why, I would say Snow Leopard wasn't even working right and/or stable compared to regular Leopard until at least 10.6.4 if not 10.6.6. I waited almost a year to update for that reason. I didn't update to Lion period it was so unstable and wiped out so much software (i.e. all Rosetta PPC emulation). I'm fine with Apple doing point updates, but they're basically turning point updates into major releases and then touting it's only $20 to upgrade when Windows doesn't charge anything for those updates so it's just a marketing gimmick. Worse yet, they're using it as an excuse lately to stop support for older machines each update (probably the real reason it's being accelerated so much).


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I've seen tweets from a few Dev's I follow that lead me to believe that there are a handful of people out there who already have some sort of 10.9 build.
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Old Feb 4, 2013, 01:24 PM   #9
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looking forward to seeing what new features they will bring. Although I think computers and phones/tablets are at a point at the moment where there is little extra to add so the revolution everyone is always expecting rarely turns up. New features are always nice though.

Look forward to it
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looking forward to seeing what new features they will bring. Although I think computers and phones/tablets are at a point at the moment where there is little extra to add so the revolution everyone is always expecting rarely turns up. New features are always nice though.

Look forward to it
I second you here, I agree that there are few iOS features left to be ported to OS X. Siri and the Maps app are two examples of features that will likely end up in 10.9. So now, I hope Apple takes this opportunity to fine-tune the OS so that it can be lighter and faster.
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Which Mac models will be excluded and unable to run OSX 10.9?
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 07:24 AM   #12
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Which Mac models will be excluded and unable to run OSX 10.9?

I had the same question a mere two posts above yours.

The following Low End Mac article makes the case that any Mac running Mountain Lion will also run OS 10.9.

http://lowendmac.com/ed/royal/12sr/o...eculation.html

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Old Feb 5, 2013, 07:19 AM   #13
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So now, I hope Apple takes this opportunity to fine-tune the OS so that it can be lighter and faster.
OS X is hardly a chubby tortoise.
I would rather that they stop removing things from the OS and mend all the bits that are still broken since Lion.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 07:21 AM   #14
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I second you here, I agree that there are few iOS features left to be ported to OS X. Siri and the Maps app are two examples of features that will likely end up in 10.9. So now, I hope Apple takes this opportunity to fine-tune the OS so that it can be lighter and faster.
There is one very, very big iOS feature missing: The ability to run iOS applications.
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There is one very, very big iOS feature missing: The ability to run iOS applications.
This... and iBooks (which for me personally is an even bigger deal)
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There is one very, very big iOS feature missing: The ability to run iOS applications.
I have read some speculation that at some point, Apple might create a version of OS X that will run both on Mac machines and iOS devices, which would likely replace iOS. This is an interesting concept...
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looking forward to seeing what new features they will bring. Although I think computers and phones/tablets are at a point at the moment where there is little extra to add so the revolution everyone is always expecting rarely turns up. New features are always nice though.

Look forward to it
working right would be a nice feature and not this POS ML is.
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Windows 8 already has a Maps app, so it's not too weird for OS X to have it.
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Windows 8 already has a Maps app, so it's not too weird for OS X to have it.
It's just too weird for a computer to have a maps app.

What apple should really do is just put google maps back into iOS. If they can't donthat, then at least they should open up a web version of apple maps and something like Google Map Maker. I think that they'd hopefully be at least decent.
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It's just too weird for a computer to have a maps app.

What apple should really do is just put google maps back into iOS. If they can't donthat, then at least they should open up a web version of apple maps and something like Google Map Maker. I think that they'd hopefully be at least decent.
...... really? You REALLY know THAT little about the situation?
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Have you been living under a rock?

You are aware that there is a beautiful Google Maps app written in native Cocoa for the iPhone, right?

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It's just too weird for a computer to have a maps app.

What apple should really do is just put google maps back into iOS. If they can't donthat, then at least they should open up a web version of apple maps and something like Google Map Maker. I think that they'd hopefully be at least decent.
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Windows 8 already has a Maps app, so it's not too weird for OS X to have it.
Except OS X Maps will allow you to map a route from your Mac and automatically send the directions to your iPhone/iPad, so that Navigation begins when you head out.
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Except OS X Maps will allow you to map a route from your Mac and automatically send the directions to your iPhone/iPad, so that Navigation begins when you head out.
That would be nice to have.
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