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Apple has started soliciting developers to submit Mac App Store submissions for OS X Lion. In an email sent out to developers this evening, Apple says that OS X Lion will "soon be available to millions of Mac users around the world." They are asking developers to submit their OS X Lion compatible applications so they can be on the Mac App Store when Lion ships "this month".

The request for OS X Lion specific applications seems a bit late for the rumored release this week. Last year, Apple began accepting iOS 4 apps into the App Store 11 days ahead of iOS 4's public release. While App Store approvals typically run about a week, Apple has been known to prioritize new release submissions, so the timeframe for OS X Lion App approvals could be much shorter.

OS X Lion is known to be on track for release sometime in July. Lion will be an App Store only release.


Article Link: Apple Asks Developers for OS X Lion Mac App Store Submissions
 

Warbrain

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Late? Not really. Apple will likely accelerate the approval for those that are 10.7 ready.

Release one of these three days: Thursday, Friday, or next Tuesday.

Anyone know what specific APIs were added in Lion?

We know and most of us are respecting the NDA.
 
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pjhamill

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And so Apple's Vista begins................................................................ Just kidding ;)

What makes a Lion App different?

Fullscreen?

That is one, but there are a number of things Lion apps can take advantage of that Snow Leopard can't.
 
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bb426

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Awesome.

Although I'm getting pretty sick of seeing the same exact MacBook Air in the same exact position with pretty much the same exact stuff on the screen.
 
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mwxiao

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Shouldn't Apple make any kind of announcement by now if they intend to release it on Thursday, July 14?
 
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Dwalls90

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Shouldn't Apple make any kind of announcement by now if they intend to release it on Thursday, July 14?

First off, no one confirmed anything of a 7/14 release. Second, why would that even be relative?
 
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zedsdead

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I still feel this will not be released until NEXT Wednesday after the conference call. Apple has not released new products once the date of the conference call was announced until after it ends. If they do this, they will be breaking tradition that dates back several years at the very least.

My guess is 7/20 or 7/21.
 
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joelovesapple

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Was thinking that myself...

Exciting stuff though. Who else thinks it'll be out on Thursday? Would they be asking for submissions if they didn't feel it were ready for general release?
 
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Stok3

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First off, no one confirmed anything of a 7/14 release. Second, why would that even be relative?

why would an announcement be relative? LOL how will people know its out? not everyone follows Mac sites like this one all day;)
 
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res1233

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What makes a Lion App different?

Fullscreen?

Fullscreen, OpenGL 3.2 via a completely redesigned stack, HFS+ Encryption, Autosave, Resume, etc. There are a ton of additions to Lion that will hopefully make it into apps eventually. I hope games are quick to adopt OpenGL 3.2 on the mac. The performance benefits should be pretty impressive.
 
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Rocketman

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The time compression of everything from OS releases to app store submissions to hardware updates to promotional activities is interesting.

Having worked with Apple behind the scenes, they are still very procedural and bureaucratic, but the public face is approaching some future real-time feedback loop.

Rocketman
 
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mcdermd

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"Ships"? I think they mean released. They aren't "shipping" anything for Lion, right?
 
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bbplayer5

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Working in a school district about to deploy 1000 machines after the order arrives... Lion looks like a horrible nightmare.
 
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djrod

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So no Lion this week, the text clearly reads:

"Submit your apps for review now so they can be available when Lion ships"
 
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DCJ001

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Shouldn't Apple make any kind of announcement by now if they intend to release it on Thursday, July 14?

No.

If Apple is going to release it on Thursday, the announcement from Apple will occur on Thursday.
 
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mcmlxix

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The time compression of everything from OS releases to app store submissions to hardware updates to promotional activities is interesting.

Having worked with Apple behind the scenes, they are still very procedural and bureaucratic, but the public face is approaching some future real-time feedback loop.

Rocketman
I'm interested in knowing what you mean by "future real-time feedback loop."
 
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drewisanapple

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So no Lion this week, the text clearly reads:

"Submit your apps for review now so they can be available when Lion ships"

It's not like they've given any exact date yet, therefore, it wouldn't name the date.

Look at it like Final Cut Pro, they didn't announce that beforehand. It was released then Apple updated the website.
 
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MBABuyer

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Wait a second, does this mean that Lion and new Macbook Airs will not be released this week?????

Just a few hours ago, they reported that it would be out this week. And now there is an actual email talking about submitting apps? I thought that it would take a week or more to release it, after the apps are submitted. :eek:
 
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KPOM

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Patience is a virtue. It wouldn't be the end of the world if Lion and the new MacBook Air come out on 7/19 instead of 7/14.
 
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