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Apple Asks Developers for OS X Lion Mac App Store Submissions


Apple has started soliciting developers to submit Mac App Store submissions for OS X Lion. In an email sent out to developers this evening, Apple says that OS X Lion will "soon be available to millions of Mac users around the world." They are asking developers to submit their OS X Lion compatible applications so they can be on the Mac App Store when Lion ships "this month".

The request for OS X Lion specific applications seems a bit late for the rumored release this week. Last year, Apple began accepting iOS 4 apps into the App Store 11 days ahead of iOS 4's public release. While App Store approvals typically run about a week, Apple has been known to prioritize new release submissions, so the timeframe for OS X Lion App approvals could be much shorter.

OS X Lion is known to be on track for release sometime in July. Lion, itself, will be an App Store only release.

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41 months ago

Shouldn't Apple make any kind of announcement by now if they intend to release it on Thursday, July 14?


Apple? Announcement?
Rating: 32 Votes
41 months ago

We know and most of us are respecting the NDA.


Oh please, drop the elitism. You could've answered his question without breaking NDA, simply by citing stuff Apple has shown at WWDC or at the Back to the Mac event.

Fullscreen apps and versions are 2 prominent examples that have been publicly displayed where developers will need to rewrite some parts of their applications and submit them in time to get support on launch day.
Rating: 19 Votes
41 months ago
Shouldn't Apple make any kind of announcement by now if they intend to release it on Thursday, July 14?
Rating: 10 Votes
41 months ago

Shouldn't Apple make any kind of announcement by now if they intend to release it on Thursday, July 14?


No.

If Apple is going to release it on Thursday, the announcement from Apple will occur on Thursday.
Rating: 10 Votes
41 months ago
And so Apple's Vista begins................................................................ Just kidding ;)

What makes a Lion App different?

Fullscreen?


That is one, but there are a number of things Lion apps can take advantage of that Snow Leopard can't.
Rating: 10 Votes
41 months ago

I still don't understand why Lion is a nightmare for mass deployments?


Because instead of reading the information that was posted on how to handle large scale deployments of Lion like real IT people do the fake IT people on the internet just complain about it.

From everything I've read Lion looks really easy to upgrade to.
Rating: 9 Votes
41 months ago

First off, no one confirmed anything of a 7/14 release. Second, why would that even be relative?


why would an announcement be relative? LOL how will people know its out? not everyone follows Mac sites like this one all day;)
Rating: 9 Votes
41 months ago

The time compression of everything from OS releases to app store submissions to hardware updates to promotional activities is interesting.

Having worked with Apple behind the scenes, they are still very procedural and bureaucratic, but the public face is approaching some future real-time feedback loop.

Rocketman

I'm interested in knowing what you mean by "future real-time feedback loop."
Rating: 9 Votes
41 months ago

What makes a Lion App different?

Fullscreen?


Fullscreen, OpenGL 3.2 via a completely redesigned stack, HFS+ Encryption, Autosave, Resume, etc. There are a ton of additions to Lion that will hopefully make it into apps eventually. I hope games are quick to adopt OpenGL 3.2 on the mac. The performance benefits should be pretty impressive.
Rating: 8 Votes
41 months ago

Previous OS X release dates:

10.1 September 25, 2001
10.2 August 23, 2002
10.3 October 24, 2003
10.4 April 29, 2005
10.5 October 26, 2007
10.6 August 28, 2009

Notice anything?

Of course the argument could be that being download only Lion will shave some time off and come out earlier in the month of release... but personally I think it's going to be at the (ahem)tail-end of the month, and this news only makes me think that even more. I'm guessing in the twenty-somethings anyway.




10.1 September 25, 2001 Tuesday
10.2 August 23, 2002 Friday
10.3 October 24, 2003 Friday
10.4 April 29, 2005 Friday
10.5 October 26, 2007 Friday
10.6 August 28, 2009 Friday

I can tell you that Apple loves Fridays for OS launches


10.7 July 29 2011 Friday, anyone?
Rating: 8 Votes

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