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Last week we reported that there was no Welcome video that had become custom on new installations of Mac OS X. While that is technically true, it seems Apple has replaced it with a similar "Welcome" animation for some installations (presumably clean):


The intro animation similarly displays the word "Welcome" in a variety of languages, but no accompanying soundtrack. Beta testers of iOS 5 might find the animation familiar, as it is also the setup animation for iOS 5 on the iPad:

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The animation on the iPad can be seen 13 seconds into this YouTube Video of iOS 5.



Article Link: So, There is an OS X Lion "Welcome" Animation
 

drewisanapple

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Jun 3, 2011
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Looks way too plain/simple to be from Apple.

I think "sleek" should be your wording, but it's very Apple. Wasting time to do a video, when you could be using the product you just bought, planning your next Apple related purchase.

Honestly though it looks nice, and simple. It is Apple Chic.
 

BeSweeet

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Apr 2, 2009
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I think "sleek" should be your wording, but it's very Apple. Wasting time to do a video, when you could be using the product you just bought, planning your next Apple related purchase.

Honestly though it looks nice, and simple. It is Apple Chic.

I guess I'll have to wait for a higher quality video.
 

Yamcha

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Mar 6, 2008
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This is exactly what I said :p, but no one listened, there is a Welcome animation just before you start a Clean Lion Installation..
 

cRuNcHiE

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Jan 2, 2007
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I did a totally clean install and there definitely wasn't any kind of welcome video anywhere.
This was with the GM on a MacBook pro
 

YourHerojb

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May 5, 2011
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I'm not so sure I like it, but it's less in your face than the last one at least.

That arrow button looks like the new microsoft style buttons, on another note.
 

FvL

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Jun 16, 2009
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It totally makes sense that they left out the hundreds of megabytes (I presume) for the introduction video as they'd like to keep the download size as small as possible.
 

zin

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May 5, 2010
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This one looks tacky. Perhaps they'll unveil a new welcome screen on release day (something to do with the sky, relating to the cloud, perhaps).
 

complexcommunic

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Feb 23, 2010
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Don't you see? They are just holding back the real welcome video until the public release. This is just a placeholder. It's like a controlled release of a viral video to promote OS X. Because you know a new cool welcome video would make its way around Youtube and Apple blogs in a flash.
 

roadbloc

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Aug 24, 2009
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I prefer the old video. Oh well, I guess it had to go in the end. They could have come up with a new and better replacement instead of just that though.

I'm gonna miss that music. Do, do, doo, do! Do, do, doo, do! Do, do, doo, do, dododo!
 

iSimx

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Sep 26, 2007
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This one looks tacky. Perhaps they'll unveil a new welcome screen on release day (something to do with the sky, relating to the cloud, perhaps).


That WOULD be tacky.... I think it currently looks great and matches the iOS devices..
 

fmaxwell

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Nov 27, 2008
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While that is technically true, it seems Apple has replaced it with a similar "Welcome" animation for some installations (presumably clean)

Oh, thank God! I was starting to panic, thinking that this it a sign of the End Times, that God was smiting us by giving us a OS X bereft of a Welcome animation. I hope there is time to cancel my online order for 1,000 shotgun shells, a three year supply of canned goods, and sixteen cases of freeze dried food for the shelter.
 

Les Kern

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Apr 26, 2002
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this had better be good

i have staked my whole existence on Apple having an into video to Lion. I can't think of anything more important. Nothing.
 

covertsurfer

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Jan 18, 2007
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If you did/did not see the video on a clean install, how did you make it a clean install? Did you put the DMG onto a USB stick and boot from that?

I want a clean install to mean everything on the hard drive wiped and then the OS on the empty hard drive
 

*LTD*

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Feb 5, 2009
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No starscape welcome video = deal-breaker.

It means Apple doesn't care enough about users to make them feel welcome. And they should focus on helping people instead of hoarding money. Ever since Steve took over they lost all goodwill.












Lmao
 
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Samsumac

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May 18, 2011
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Once they get the hang of FCP X , they will get around in creating an iphone-studded welcome video for Ios Lion...
A must have item by all accounts :D
 

*LTD*

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Feb 5, 2009
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Seriously folks, why are we giving this welcome video so much attention?

It isn't a key feature. Let's get real here.
 

Scubanumpty

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Jan 28, 2011
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I saw the rumor that they were going to use this as their new default desktop background! ;o)
 

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