Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Oct 2010 19:02 UTC
Apple So, Apple held its usual autumn press get-together just now, and after a few rather uninspiring ones (to me, at least), they finally managed to blow me away, with the new MacBook Air (especially the 11.6" variant). They also gave a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which has... An App Store. An App Store Apple is going to open on Snow Leopard within 90 days.
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RE: Preview of things to come.
by kaiwai on Thu 21st Oct 2010 03:50 UTC in reply to "Preview of things to come."
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First of all don't you mean Lion 10.7 ? ;) (edit: Too slow)

This was an important day marking things to come.
Steve calling the MBA the future of laptops makes me think that this will trickle down to the larger forms. About time we got rid of dvd drives; what a waste of space and money.

As for, 10.7, I'm excited but I want to see more.
Does the AppStore application for the Mac mean we will eventually see it separate from iTunes? I'm only hoping, it needs a slim down.

I second that thought; when I think about it I must have used my CD/DVD drive maybe a 1/2 dozen times in the last year on my laptop. It makes little sense having something I use so rarely to still be in the device. I'd sooner Apple keep the traditional 13.3 MacBook Pro design, take out the drive and replace it with more battery capacity or maybe beefier hardware specifications.

The AppStore, from what it looks like in the demo, will be separate from iTunes so I wonder whether we're going to see a modularisation of iTunes into separate components. If they go along that route then it would be great - I'd love to see a synchronisation tool similar to Zune on Mac which is strictly for synchronising and nothing more. Allow me to use a media manager of my choice. Apple really do need to embrace the old UNIX principle of having a tool that does one thing really well rather than trying to be everything to everyone and thus suck equally at all of them.

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