WWDC: New Tiger Features

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Today Apple introduced many new features that will be arriving in Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) in the first half of 2005. The multiple screenshots leaked on Friday turned out to be true... proving (again) that most individuals can not conclusively determine fakes vs real screenshots

    Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) is said to include over 150 new features. The most exciting include:


    Find anything, anywhere on your computer in no time flat. More...

    iChat AV

    Video-conference with 3 other people. Audio conference with 10 other people. More...

    Safari RSS

    Browse RSS feeds and search through them in Safari


    Open fast access widgets with a press of a button. More...


    Automate manual, repetetive tasks with point and click simplicity. More...

    More information is available on Apple's site.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    I actually fell asleep during the keynote... after all that time I spent up last night talking about it here.

  3. macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Tiger looks really cool.

    Tiger looks cool. I was especially impressed with the Automater feature. The search thing looks good as well. I want to see how the Meta data system is implemented..if done right, this could be a break through.

    I am disappointed about the lack of new Hardware announcements, but 10.4 looks really cool.
    :D :D :D
  4. nmk
    macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2004
    Tiger seems like a decent update. The search function is impressive. Sure there will be a lot of people complaining about why they didn't get their G5 iMac.
  5. macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2003

    Well, now we know. What a let down. Monitors are awesome, but no 17" cinema is a big mistake and a real disappointment. For a mere 7K you can have it all, but I only have $700 :(

    So, what's so special about Tiger? Some minor improvements but nothing earth shattering or groundbreaking. Still better than Windows, but I guess I was expecting something much more exciting than this.

    On the brighter side however, Tiger will have to ship with the new G5 Powerbook next year. Time to save my pennies.
  6. macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2003
    I like its new features, definitely not as much as we were hoping for, but still pretty cool.

  7. macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2003
    Tiger looks nice, and they have plenty of time to tweak it... but the konfabulator stuff is a low blow
  8. macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I think Automater or Pipeline looks like the coolest new feature..very Apple like, very cool, very usefull.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Sep 22, 2002
    New York
    I hate the aqua blue apple menu. What is up with that?

    All in all, it was ok. Not many big surprises, and I don't see many "normal people" features in Tiger....but I like spotlight a lot.

    5 out of 10. :cool:

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  10. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 3, 2002
    Older display price reduction?

    Any mention of price reduction for the older 20" and 23" displays? I notice the only older model on Apple's website is the 17".
  11. macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    Of course Tiger is not finished yet so im sure there are other features to be done

    Looking at the Info on Apple.com it doesn't look as bad then it was when we were looking at the leaked pictures
  12. macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2004
  13. macrumors 601


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    What!!! No more "And one more thing...". Was Steve wearing a tie today? This is weird.
  14. macrumors 6502


    Jun 17, 2003
    Boston, MA
    This is true. I help out hopes that Apple would take the high road on this issue, but it does not look that way...
  15. macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    at the edge
    What a bunch of sour apples. :p

    Tiger is a much more exciting update than Panther.

    Spotlight: Metadata in Finder and more. What could be better?

    Automater: The possibilities are endless. If this is implemented correctly, it will be a very powerful feature.

    Dashboard: A cleaner version of Konfab with Apple's design touches.

    Safari RSS: Finally, an easy, straightforward, Mac-esque way to do RSS!

    iChat AV: The hi-res video rocks.


    This is a very solid update to the OS. Far more impressive than the one-hit wonder that was Panther: "oh boy, I can make my windows fly off the screen... uh, is that all there is?"
  16. macrumors 601


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident

    Safari should have been updated today but then that would steal a feature from Tiger. I wanted something free to download today from Apple.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2003
    I haven't seen the keynote, just read the notes. But so far there isn't anything spectacular that makes me want to run out and buy it immediately (like Expose). On the other hand, most of the Panther improvements weren't flashy either (like improvements to Mail). I guess I'll have to wait for reviews.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2003
    First off, I lot of us are eating crow right now because we thought the pics were fake. On behalf of the 60%+ that voted fake, our bad.

    Next, displays. 30" is sweet! Majorly expensive when you put two cards and a screen and a powermac together. Ouch! Wonder how many will get this setup?

    Screens look super nice and the tilt is a much needed feature. The only thing I wounder is how easy, or not so easy, it will be to plug stuff into the back of the screen?

    Major rip on kofabulator. Wonder what will come out of this or if they just bought it from developers? If not, big no no in my book.

    I really hope there are some "real" features that come out of Tiger. Nothing I see right now is worth $129 (if that's the price of upgrading).

    All in all, nothing too exciting.
  19. macrumors 603


    Apr 21, 2003
    Tiger doesn't look that exciting..

    Those widgets on the dashboard are gross.. out of character of Apple. Hopefully they will improve them..

    Automator looks good.

    XCode 2 seems OK with Java code completion, but they really need to add Refactoring functionality. Refactoring would allow me to move from IntelliJ (which I do think is a great app).

    But, over all, there isn't that knockout feature - not like Panther or Jag.

    iChat -> no better compatibility for other IMs... Great you have can a video conference with 3 people.. but do you know 3 people with iChat + video cameras?!!
  20. macrumors regular

    May 6, 2002
    Tiger is about a year away. *goes into the corner and cries*

    I was loving the almost yearly updates... guess they are really ripping it apart this time.

    Oh and I'm sure there'll be even more features/eyecandy announced at MWSF.
  21. macrumors 603


    Oct 8, 2003
    Canberra OZ
    Tiger looks great and I am happy its not out right now but it could be a year coming...

    AV Chat - excellent. All they need to do now is incorporate encryption and they will have an excellent business tool.

    Widgets look great. Glad Apple did this.

    Would have liked some more hardware...
  22. macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2003
    Introducing Konfabulator.

    What a wonderful day...
  23. macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2003
    Interesting Features Hidden in the Overview

    I'm always amazed at the things people *don't* talk about, so I'm going to mention a couple. On the very last page of the feature overview, there is a section mentioning that I can control file and directory access by ACLs (Access Control Lists). This is HUGE for those of us administering OSX Servers, as we won't be restricted to having a single user have a set of rights, then one group, then everyone. If you've tried to setup directory permissions, you know how restrictive that is.

    The other one is the voice navigation. That one looks interesting, especially if I don't have to wear a special mic to get it to work right. I have a laptop running iTunes connected directly to my stereo. I have one of those Keyspan IR remotes, but it is very limiting. If I could control the whole machine with voice, that would be cool. Now if I can find an IR remote program for the Mac that *outputs* IR commands, I could control my whole system via voice. Very cool.

    Hal, please play 2001 Space Odessey. Hal, can you hear me? :D
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2004
    I do think the tiger preview has a lot of new features that will be used in everyday usage. One of the big things in the panter upgrade was expose, but I don't really use it. In tiger, I'll probably use the search feature a lot, the automater and the dashboard (i know, konfabulator rip-off, but it's free).

    The only thing I don't like is that it will be available in the first half of 2005. Who knows when that'll be (jan-jun). At least panther was available in Oct of the same year.

    From some reason I expected more announcements (hardware, ipod), but when look at the preview page on the apple site, I realize that it's way cool and it's a definite must upgrade.
  25. macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2003
    Core Image looks great to me. Could give a great speed boost to Photoshop, and looks like it might make it much easier to develop powerful third-party imaging apps.

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