So I'm looking at it this way, 10.7.1 was just loosed. They fixed very little, mostly just big whammies that might seriously crippled usage. But there remains tonnes of little things (hey, GMs always have a tonne of little things, remember Snow Leopard? Quite a few bugs out the gate on that one), stuff that just makes Lion feel less polished and mostly serves to irritated than render unusable. has also been seeding 10.7.2 to developers for a long time now, well before 10.7.1 was even on the horizon. It focuses entirely on getting iCloud up and running and requires a new version of iTunes to boot. So how are they going to swing this? Because if iCloud is going to roll out alongside iOS 5, then that might have to wait till the next iPhone is announced. And all signs point to an October launch. The inclusion of an updated iTunes makes it less likely that they'll roll out 10.7.2 and leave iOS for a later date as they are uniquely tied and iTunes has always served as more of backseat driver anyhow. Again that pushes things well into Q4. That means no more OS X updates till then. Seems quite a ways away to live with 10.7.1 (which actually didn't nearly touch on as many things as SL's first point update). I suppose could just very well fork 10.7.2, but again, as far as we developers are told, it just deals with iCloud stuff at the moment, and a fork wouldn't really be SOP. Seems like a strange move, but even stranger would be to release iCloud on OS X and hold off on iOS 5 as I'm sure they want to showcase the power of iCloud and that should include all your devices, be them Macs or iPhones. I'm just trying to understand their process here as they've got a lot on the go, and everything is integrally tied together. An update to OS X that includes iCloud leaves iDevices out in the cold, and I don't see iOS being ready for a while yet, or released without at least announcing a new phone (been over a year since the iPhone 4 and everyone is getting really itchy), but that means an October (maybe even an early November) release of everything. Strange times as just gets bigger and bigger... but I wonder how far away is the next update for Lion?