Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 10:01 UTC
Mac OS X Over the weekend, a rumour spread like wildfire through Apple and Mac circles which stated that starting with Mac OS X 10.7, Apple would introduce the App Store model to the Mac, allowing only Apple-approved applications to run. It became apparent to me right away that this was a load of nonsense, and for once, I was right: Steve Jobs has personally dismissed the rumour.
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by spiderman on Mon 26th Apr 2010 10:15 UTC
spiderman
Member since:
2008-10-23

Now they will spread rumors and exceed your expectation by not doing anything at all. I may be paranoid but I strongly believe Apple spread that rumor in the first place. If they didn't, they would have sued the hell out of Rixstep or at least threatened them to stop.

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NxStY Member since:
2005-11-12

Unlikely, Apple has sued websites for publishing leaked information on upcoming products, not for publishing false rumors. There are always a lot of rumors around Apple, some are proven false, and AFAIK Apple hasn't sued anyone for publishing them.

It's more likely that this rumor was created by anti-apple fanboys who hate apple's customer lock-in.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Leaked(read: stolen or revealed breaking the NDA) information is not the same as rumours. Those bastards are litigious and secretive, but they don't pursue rumour spreaders. Otherwise Gizmodo and Engadget would have been sued to the ground in the 3 months before iPad came out.

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