What more Is there to "unveil?

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    shenfrey

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    They have showed all of lions main features at back to the mac, it has been in beta for months now and openly. Other then maybe some cloud functionality I really ain't all that excited about lion at WWDC as its sort of old news at this point.

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  2. macrumors 603

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    They will demo all the features announced on their site for the first DP--Versions, Resume, AirDrop--plus iCloud integration.
     
  3. celticpride678

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    Here's a couple of things:

    1. Apple didn't tell us all of Mac OS X Lion's main features at the event (it was a short sneak peak).

    2. Lion is not in an open beta - it's for registered developers only.

    3. We don't know what Apple has in store for Lion at WWDC. There may be some new announcements, there may not.

    Also keep in mind that the public shouldn't know about anything other than the features Apple announced at the "Back to the Mac" event because of the company's NDA.
     
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    baryon

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    But WWDC is for Developers, as its name suggests, which means that the developers attending WWDC should have been testing out Lion. Apple wouldn't announce these features as if they were new to an audience that even officially is supposed to know about those features. They will probably introduce them and talk about the features, but they won't pretend they're new, I think.
     
  5. celticpride678

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    Sure...but there are iOS developers there too (they don't have access to Lion). Also, developers aren't going to be the only ones that will see the keynote (we're going to see it a few hours after).
     
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    Or even live if Apple provides streaming like they have done for the last few events.
     
  7. celticpride678

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    Yep, but I don't see that happening at this point. :(
     
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    Thunderbird

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    They haven't showed the lion dancing with hamsters animation that happens when you first turn on your computer.

    (okay, I just made that up).
     
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    - Why not?
     
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    It's getting a little late to announce it... although I could see them posting something early tomorrow morning.
     
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    Somebody in another thread said that they announced last year's stream less than an hour before.
     
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    WWDC was not streamed last year, the live streams were for events later in the year... but like you said it is possible.
     
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    1. Depending on what Aplle has and hasn't told developers yat willl be the gating factor as to whether Lion can be released real soon or towards the later part of the summer.
      Mind you Apple said a summer release. Summer is technically from the Summer Solstice (June 21ss) to the Autumnal Equinox (Sept 21st).
    2. Apple doesn't do open betas for Mac OS. Open Beta seems to be mostly a MMO concept. (At least no open betas since I started using Mac OS X several years ago.)
    3. Very true. Who knows what the one more thing to Lion will be. However, we should find out the rest of the features that Apple hasn't previously announced. Besides iCLoud of course.
     
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    There wasn't one for the iPad 2 event.
     
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    macrumors regular

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    1) They showed us a sneak peak of what it will look like.
    2) They didn't discuss the performance enhancements they will bring to Lion.
    3) The developer preview only give developers the framework to get their Apps running. It does not include anything else that they will show us.
    4) Lions will bring new technologies and upgrades. + it should be fully 64 bit now.

    Also Apple could release new tools and APIs, such as CoreCloud
     
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    64-bit iTunes? We will have to wait tomorrow, I hope the entire show isn't focused on iCloud.
     
  17. macrumors 603

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    Ha. The Mythical 64-bit iTunes. It is in the mythical land of the PowerBook G5.

    The day we see 64-bit iTunes is the day we get a Cocoa rewrite. I wouldn't bet on it for a while.
     
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    lamonsas

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    is this a serious question? whats to unveil is when lion is gonna be released!!!!
     
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    It's amazing on how some people focus on key phrases and hope for their favorite product(s) to proclaim that is has it.

    In and of itself a 64-bit iTunes is nothing special. For the people asking for it, what do you think it will be able to do that the current version can't?

    Now the fact that iTunes isn't Cocoa, well that's a different story. Will making it a Cocoa program speed it up? Maybe.

    With the iCloud stuff, who knows how much of iTunes had to be re-written. These changes might've made it a good time to do a Cocoa re-write.
     
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    I wouldn't be supervised to see a new version of iTunes. It would explain why they haven't done much with it... and it definitely needs some work.
     
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    i'm still hoping for a black UI :eek:
     
  22. macrumors G3

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    I would be surprised if there wasn't a new version of iTunes to go with the iCloud stuff. The only question is whether they just added the iCloud (and iOS5) stuff or did they do a proper rewrite?
     

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