"OS X Lion" - not "Mac OS X Lion"

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by sigamy, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    Strange. A few years ago Apple renames iBooks and PowerBooks because of move away from PPC and because Jobs said "we want the name 'Mac' in our products".

    Now Lion is called "OS X Lion"...not Mac OS X Lion.

    Could this mean we will finally see a version of 10.7 delivered on USB key for non Apple hardware? Crazy, right?
     
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  3. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    Short answer: no.

    I figure since it's being bought on the Mac, we know it's for the Mac. Whereas if it were boxed and available in retail stores, there'd be reason to have "Mac OS X Lion" on the cover, so people know it's for Macs.
     
  4. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    OP's logic: it doesnt say Mac in one place, therefore it never says Mac
     
  5. sigamy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    http://www.apple.com/macosx/

    Ignoring the use in the URL, which Apple may never change, I count 12 instances of "OS X Lion" and only 2 instances of "Mac OS X", which are down in the bottom navigation links.

    App Store only uses "OS X Lion"
     
  6. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    They also refer to it as just "Lion" at least once. I think they're just using shortforms.

    Because the Mac App Store is only available on Macs.
     
  7. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    The original press release said Mac OS X Lion in the headline. Apple is just using short form names. It's still Mac OS X.
     
  8. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    OS X is understood to be Mac OS X at this point, just as much as Windows is understood to mean Microsoft Windows. I mean I guess we could say Apple Mac OS X, but what would be the point. Don't let transitions due to ease of language and brand recognition get your hopes up too much.
     
  9. Reach9 macrumors 68020

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    An iPad that can run OS X Lion.. now that'll be the day.
     

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