Apple hosting 'Back to the Mac' on October 20th

Apple hosting 'Back to the Mac' on October 20th

Summary: Get ready, Macheads. Apple has just announced a new press event to be held next week at its Cupertino, California campus entitled, "Back to the Mac." Let the theories and rumors begin.

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Get ready, Macheads. Apple has just announced a new press event to be held next week at its Cupertino, California campus entitled, "Back to the Mac." Let the theories and rumors begin.

Set to start at 10AM PT sharp, it's almost certain that we'll be seeing something new about the Mac OS X operating system. And as cleverly spotted by our sister site CNET, that version could possibly be dubbed "Lion," following in the grand tradition of naming OS editions after big cats (i.e. Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard).

There's also the potential for some other stuff to be addressed too, namely the previously-rumored revamped MacBook Air and the constantly hoped-for iPhone for Verizon.

It's unlikely that we'll see more new computers this year as the MacBook and MacBook Pro were updated in the spring, not to mention the iMac and Mac Pro overhauls during the summer. A second-gen iPad announced before the end of the year seems a bit unlikely - unless Apple really wants to throw the holiday shopping season for a loop.

What do you think (or hope) will be announced on Wednesday, October 20?

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  • RE: Apple hosting 'Back to the Mac' on October 20th

    1. OS 10.7 - doesn't require a reboot with every freakin' update.

    2. Ipad v2 - lighter with a dual core processor and more RAM.

    3. Verizon Iphone - with global GSM and LTE radios.
    endorphine44
    • RE: Apple hosting 'Back to the Mac' on October 20th

      @endorphine44
      4. iOS 4.2 release date

      It's a little early for iPad 2.0 though...I bet that won't happen until February....I would believe an iPad 1.5 with maybe a front-facing camera for facetime to use on iOS 4.2, or an iPad with more memory to handle 4.2 better.....but a totally revamped iPad...doubtful...
      cyberslammer
    • RE: Apple hosting 'Back to the Mac' on October 20th

      @endorphine44
      "OS 10.7 - doesn't require a reboot with every freakin' update." This made me smile. I HATE when I have to reboot my MBP... which is once every three months or so. Just remembered when my Windows machine had to be rebooted almost daily. Not to start a flame war or anything, but recalling how accustomed one grows to convenience... would not dream of resisting an OS today that demanded constant booting.
      jomaldo
      • Once every three months? That's good, but there are exceptions, right?

        @jomaldo

        Like when you switch to a brand new anti-virus and such.

        I bet that you are forced to reboot to get rid of the old anti-virus and start using the new one. Gotcha ya, huh?
        OS Reload
      • Windows has come a long ways since Windows 98.

        @jomaldo: [i]Just remembered when my Windows machine had to be rebooted almost daily.[/i]
        ye
      • RE: Apple hosting 'Back to the Mac' on October 20th

        @OS Reload - Mac user's response is "What is anti-virus?" :P

        @ye - yeah, Windows has come a long way since 98, but stability has digressed a little since 2K and XP. My Windows 7 machine I put together for gaming doesn't like to run more than 2 weeks straight before you restart it, not because of updates but because of the penchant to slow down at random. My Hackintosh is only slow when I'm either ripping a DVD or my wife is playing her flash games in 3 or 4 browsers at the same time (yes, she does that).
        nix_hed
      • Then there's something wrong with it.

        @nix_hed: [i]My Windows 7 machine I put together for gaming doesn't like to run more than 2 weeks straight before you restart it, not because of updates but because of the penchant to slow down at random.[/i]

        Windows 7 is just as, if not more so, stable than Windows 2000 and Windows XP. You've either got bad hardware or a bad driver. Investigate it and fix it.
        ye
      • RE: Apple hosting 'Back to the Mac' on October 20th

        @jomaldo
        Uh, you meant that as a joke, right? I've had to reboot/restart my MBP nearly as frequently as my old Win laptop - which cost $900 vs. $2500. AND it ran Flash clips without running into thermal overload. The MBP may look nicer and feel nicer but those things don't count in the real world.
        walnut186
    • RE: Apple hosting 'Back to the Mac' on October 20th

      4. Arm based Mac Books that are lighter and have longer battery life.
      DonnieBoy
    • Anything that touches system files is probably always

      going to require a reboot, just to make sure things caches, open files, etc. are closed and cleaned up properly.
      frgough
  • October 20th....Verizon iPhone....

    Microsoft, be prepared to be knocked out of the park before you even deliver the first pitch.
    cyberslammer
    • RE: Apple hosting 'Back to the Mac' on October 20th

      @cyberslammer You are right... Verizon and Apple are a perfect marrage... both provide products/services which are hobbled to the point of being almost useless, both are the most expensive products with the least amount of service, both claim to be the best but when it comes to actual usability they fall so short they didn't even get off the run way let alone touch the sand in the pit.
      MitigationElf
  • This will be yet another over hyped launch of some incremental change...

    ...to their product(s). And it will have every "journalist", blogger, and "news" outlet reporting on it in real time as has been done so many countless times before.
    ye
    • RE: Apple hosting 'Back to the Mac' on October 20th

      @ye Regarding "incremental change" .. I don't think so.
      kenosha77a
      • How so?

        @kenosha7777: [i]Regarding "incremental change" .. I don't think so.[/i]

        What do you think they'll announce?
        ye
      • @ye: New anti-porn features, of course.

        Apple's just been granted an anti-porn patent, didn't you hear? I bet Jobs will announce that from now on all Macs will have patented anti-porn tech and will be 100% porn free.
        OS Reload
      • That would qualify for "over hyped" :-)

        @OS Reload: [i]New anti-porn features, of course.[/i]
        ye
      • @ye: That and more, of course.

        But I bet that the anti-porn features will be there.

        Expect a decline of Mac usage in some puritan circles as a consequence of the inclusion of these features.
        OS Reload
    • Yes, due to the fast paced innovation and design, Apple gets a lot of

      attention. Apple is doing quite well these days in case you did not notice.
      DonnieBoy
      • As they should. They're making great products. Glad to see they're being...

        @DonnieBoy: ...rewarded for their work. That and I'm an AAPL stock holder too :-)
        ye