Chances of new ML build at WWDC?

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  1. frederikolafsen macrumors member

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    I was trying to look up WWDC history to find out how likely it is that Apple will release a newer, and more feature-complete build of ML to developers. Any ideas? I could see Apple revealing new features or apps for ML at WWDC and hopefully devs will get a chance to use them the same day.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Hasn't apple been regular with releasing ML builds? If so I don't see the need for a special WWDC build since they're giving the developers builds as they see the need.
     
  3. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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    They ARE going to release a new preview of Mountain Lion at WWDC ;) They did it last year, they'll do it this year. And this build will probably include Retina display support ;)
     
  4. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Very likley.

    Very unlikely - they aren’t going to be adding anything major to a DP this late in the game. There just isn’t enough of that there right now.
     
  5. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    i gave up reorganizing my icons in Lion.


    i still don't understand how after 4 updates apple hasn't fixed this issue which is annoying as hell.
     
  6. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Count on it.

    Will ML go to the same 13.0.0 Darwin kernel as iOS 6.0?

    I'm sure the stuff that couldn't be put in because iOS 6 wasn't announced
    will be put in.
     
  7. frederikolafsen thread starter macrumors member

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    What sorts of improvements can be anticipated if Darwin is upgraded to 13.0.0?

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    Sure, they've been regular about releasing builds. But that's not the point. I am wondering if they will release a build that contains additional features or apps (unannounced as of yet) during WWDC.
     
  8. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    I'm trying to find out as well since there's a dearth of info about iOS 6.0.
     
  9. frederikolafsen thread starter macrumors member

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    For those of you following this thread, if Apple were to introduce new features in Mountain Lion at WWDC, what do you think they would be? I think it's a safe bet to say that dictation will be included.
     
  10. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    • Maps (needs iOS 6.0 announcement)
    • Siri (needs iOS 6.0 announcement)
    • iCloud Documents in the Cloud
    • Airplay (needs iOS 6.0 announcements)
     
  11. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    The previous build already had hiDPI mode added in and a bunch of icons updated to Retina quality. So to finalize the Retina support they would just need to keep adding more and more icons at a rate that will have them all updated by GM time and ML should be Retina rdy.
     
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    I'm not sure we'll see any new features, maybe not on the scale of those already shown.

    I do hope it's released soon, but I can wait if they need to iron out stuff to make it suitable for release.

    In terms of a new build. I reckon if it's not released on Monday then we'll see a new dev. build alongside iOS 6.
     
  13. JangoFett124 macrumors regular

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    Lion already supports 2x resolution (Retina) displays.
     
  14. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    I don’t think there would be any reason to do that though unless there was an iron lock on retna screens which is certainly not guaranteed whatsoever. Besides, there would be a lot more than icons that need updating. Sorry, they may be putting the seeds in, but they aren’t going full out unless they can cut the fat somewhere else.. I don’t see it.
     
  15. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    Other than icons, what needs updating that isn't covered by the HiDPI mode in ML?
     
  16. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

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    Oh there will most certainly be a new build released during that week, probably the last major beta (DP 4) before final RTM. I'm sure there will also be a tiny update build released a few weeks after DP 4 though, just like there was for Lion.
     
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    Other graphics I suppose. OSX is more than just the icons. The fact that Apple hasn’t done it yet indicates to me that either there is a lot of items or they are doing limited work with them.

    I believe HiDPI is already in Lion to a limited degree - it’s not a secret that they have done it already. I wouldn’t look much into it without some more overt evidence.
     
  18. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

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    We'll probably see a GM build at WWDC. Don't count on it having many more features than current builds though. Things like dictation/Siri will almost certainly be for 2012 Macs due to hardware limitations.
     
  19. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    We'll see a build, but it won't be the GM.
     
  20. frederikolafsen thread starter macrumors member

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    I just have this feeling that Tim Cook could say "we want to talk about 10 new features of Mountain Lion..." and then unveil some new ones. I don't know - maybe it's wishful thinking.
     
  21. nuckinfutz macrumors 603

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    Because they may announce iOS 6.0 tentpole features there is a chance that some things are added to Mountain Lion that couldn't be divulged before because that would have leaked iOS 6.0 features.

    I eagerly await monday.
     
  22. frederikolafsen thread starter macrumors member

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    Same here, buddy. Should be a good show.
     
  23. RamGuy macrumors 6502a

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    We will most certainly not see any golden master version of OS X Mountain Lion at WWDC'12. Mountain Lion is far from being ready for prime time, yet.

    I do hope we'd get some newly announced features though, as Mountain Lion doesn't pack a whole lot. But I guess it's supposed to be a maintenance / optimisation release thus not packing a hell of a lot of features.

    If Apple is aiming for a mid-summer release (which basically means July 2012) adding brand new untested features at this date seems somewhat awkward if they are hoping for a mid-summer release. But who knows.
     
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    They are aiming for a late-summer release.
     

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